Richard Wright


Birthday July 28, 1943

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace London, England

DEATH DATE Sep 15, 2008 (65)

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Multi-instrumentalist for the influential psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd. He played keyboards and sang backup vocals, playing a pivotal role in creating the tones of the classic albums Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here.

Before Fame

He taught himself how to play trumpet, piano and guitar in his early teens.


After his time with Pink Floyd, he formed a band called Zee with Dave Harris, a former member of the band Fashion. They released their only album, Identity, in 1984.

Family Life

He was born in Middlesex, England, where his father was a biochemist.

Associated With

He co-founded Pink Floyd along with singer/songwriter Syd Barrett.