Decades:
1964–2008

Richard William "Rick" Wright (28 July 1943–15 September 2008) was an English pianist, keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter, best known for his career with Pink Floyd. Wright's richly textured keyboard layers were a vital ingredient and a distinctive characteristic of Pink Floyd's sound. Wright frequently sang background and occasionally lead vocals on stage and in the studio with Pink Floyd (most notably on the songs "Time", "Echoes" and the Syd Barrett compositions "Astronomy Domine" and "Matilda Mother").


Though not as prolific a songwriter as his bandmates Roger Waters and David Gilmour, he wrote significant parts of the music for classic albums such as Meddle, The Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here, as well as for Pink Floyd's final studio album The Division Bell.


Richard Wright is ranked #5 on Digital Dreamdoor's list of "100 Greatest Rock Keyboardists of All Time."