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Former home of Rick Wright for sale

Posted September 9, 2016 by Floydian Slip

A Cote D’Azur, France, home once owned by Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright is for sale.

The 6-bedroom, 5-bath Provencal-style property is situated on 1.3 acres of land near the commune of Le Rouret. Asking price is €1.39 million, approximately US $1.55 million.

In 2009, the Daily Mail reported Wright had a net worth of £23.7 million (US $31.6 million) at the time of his death in September ’08.

The paper also reported Wright’s children James and Gala inherited the French property at the time of his passing.


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Vintage BBC recording, video released

Posted September 1, 2016 by Floydian Slip

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Pink Floyd has released a new video featuring an early performance of “Grantchester Meadows.”

The video includes film of the band’s Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Rick Wright in a 1970 KQED (San Francisco) performance and new nature footage shot by Aubrey “Po” Powell of Hipgnosis, set to audio from a BBC performance recorded May 12, 1969.

The song comes from the band’s 1969 album “Ummagumma.”

The video is the first taste of the rarities coming our way when the group releases ‘The Early Years 1965-1972″ boxset Nov. 11.

Read more about the boxset


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“Floydian Slip” preview #911

Posted September 19, 2013 by Floydian Slip

Join us this week for Floydian Slip #911: It’ll be a special show devoted to founding Floyd member and keyboardist Rick Wright on the 5th anniversary of his passing:

  • Rick solo from Wet Dream (1978), Broken China (1996) and Identity (1984)
  • Rick live with David Gilmour in 2002
  • A classic Floyd cut written by Rick, along with a demo of the same

“Floydian Slip” is heard across the 40 stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.


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“Floydian Slip” songlist #858

Posted September 19, 2012 by Floydian Slip

Remembering Rick Wright

  1. Paintbox
    Relics (1971)
  2. See-Saw
    A Saucerful of Secrets (1968)
  3. Summer ’68
    Atom Heart Mother (1970)
  4. Stay
    Obscured by Clouds (1972)
  5. You’re the Reason Why (*Floydian Slip Up*)
    Adam, Mike & Tim (1964)
  6. Summer Elegy
    Wet Dream (Rick Wright) (1978)
  7. Holiday
    Wet Dream (Rick Wright) (1978)
  8. Seems We Were Sleeping
    Identity (Zee f/Rick Wright) (1984)
  9. Satellite
    Broken China (Rick Wright) (1996)
  10. Night of a Thousand Furry Toys
    Broken China (Rick Wright) (1996)

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“Floydian Slip” preview #858

Posted September 13, 2012 by Floydian Slip


Join us this week for Floydian Slip #858: It’s a special program devoted to Floyd’s Rick Wright, who died Sept. 15, 2008.

  • Floyd featuring Rick from A Saucerful of Secrets (1968) and Atom Heart Mother (1970)
  • Solo material from Wet Dream (1978), Identity (Zee) (1984) and Broken China (1996)
  • Rick’s first success as a songwriter, recorded by another band in 1964
  • And much more

“Floydian Slip” is heard across the 30+ stations of our Random Precision Radio Network. Learn where and when to listen.


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Floydian Slip preview #806

Posted September 16, 2011 by Floydian Slip

Join us for a special “Floydian Slip” this week: Show #805 will be devoted to the works of Floyd co-founder and keyboardist Rick Wright who died Sept. 15, 2008.

We’ll be playing material from the Floyd catalog in which Rick features heavily, as well as cuts from his solo works.

Remembering Rick Wright on the next “Floydian Slip.”


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Rick Wright estate worth £24 million

Posted September 29, 2009 by Floydian Slip

rickRick Wright‘s will recently revealed the Pink Floyd co-founder and keyboardist’s estate was worth £23.7 million when he died last year.

Documents made public yesterday indicate the fortune will mostly be shared among his children James, 42; Gala, 39; and Ben.

None of Wright’s three ex-wives were mentioned in the will.

The U.K.’s Daily Mail also reported Wright set aside £20,000 to throw a “really good party” for his friends. The guest list will be the responsibility of James and Gala.

Sometime Floyd bassist Guy Pratt, who is also married to Gala, will receive Wright’s Bosendorfer piano.

Wright died of cancer at his home in London Sept. 15 of last year. He was 65.


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Rick Wright dead at 65

Posted September 15, 2008 by Floydian Slip

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Keyboardist Rick Wright, a founding member of Pink Floyd, died today at his home in England following a short fight with cancer. He was 65.

His family declined to give more details of his death.

Wright was a member of Sigma 6, which evolved into The Pink Floyd Sound in 1965 — eventually shortened to Pink Floyd. He remained an integral part of the band until 1979’s “The Wall,” when he was forced from the band by Roger Waters, citing lack of creative input.

Wright didn’t participate in Floyd’s 1983 album “The Final Cut,” but returned late in the making of 1987’s “A Momentary Lapse of Reason,” after Waters had left the group.

As a songwriter, he’ll probably be best remembered for “Us and Them” and “The Great Gig in the Sky,” both from 1973’s “Dark Side of the Moon.”

Wright also released two solo works — “Wet Dream” (1978) and “Broken China” (1996) — and paired with ex-Fashion guitarist Dave Harris to form Zee, which release one album, “Identity,” in 1984.

Wright’s most recent Floyd-related work involved playing on Floyd guitarist David Gilmour‘s “On an Island” (2006) album, and subsequent tour.

“He was gentle, unassuming and private but his soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognized Pink Floyd sound,” Gilmour said today. “I have never played with anyone quite like him.”


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Rick Wright hints at solo album

Posted August 19, 2007 by Floydian Slip

Pink Floyd co-founder and keyboardist Rick Wright says he plans to release a solo album, perhaps next year.

He talked about his plans during an interview Friday with Reuters.

“I’m going to do an instrumental album, based on the piano, and I’ve (got) loads of stuff recorded,” he says. “It depends how I treat the piano, and whether I need other musicians to play on it. I’ve got the compositions down. But it’s not imminent — hopefully next year.”

It would be the fourth album Wright recorded outside Pink Floyd, following “Wet Dream” (1978); “Broken China” (1996); and “Identity” (1984), an album released under the moniker Zee, a duo that included guitarist Dave Harris.

Read the complete interview.


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Pink Floyd members surprise performers at Barrett tribute

Posted May 11, 2007 by Floydian Slip

The surviving members of Pink Floyd were surprise performers at last night’s sold-out Syd Barrett tribute concert in London.

“Madcap’s Last Laugh,” co-produced by Floyd producer Joe Boyd at Barbican Hall, promised names such as Chrissie Hynde, Robyn Hitchcock, Kevin Ayers and others.

But the audience got more than they planned for when Roger Waters, accompanied by Jon Carin, took the stage to perform “Flickering Flame” at the end of the evening’s first set.

David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright performed “Arnold Layne” at the end of the second set, only to join most of the evening’s performers in “Bike” to close the show.

Not a bad line-up for the show’s $30-50 ticket price.


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