The Great Gig In The Sky

We must note with sadness the death, from cancer, of one of the founding members of Pink Floyd, keyboardist Richard Wright. His Times obituary is here.

3 Comments

  1. the one eyed man says

    I recall a concert many years ago at McCarter Theater in Princeton — I believe you were there — where Pink Floyd played their usual spacey music for the show, and then came on for an encore which was a Chicago blues cover (Everyday I Have the Blues, or something like that).

    I am sure that Wright is now in a cave with several species of small furry animals grooving with a pict.

    Posted September 19, 2008 at 1:09 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    I was indeed there, Peter; it was sometime around 1970 or 1971, I think. I think we might even have attended together. But I do not remember the finale, or, frankly, that much about the concert, really.

    I wonder why that could be?

    Posted September 19, 2008 at 10:38 pm | Permalink
  3. Actually, you were there and I wasn\\\’t, but I remember you telling me about it (including the encore). The ticket price was $6 and I decided to get a gram of hash instead, to my lifelong regret. If I were allowed ten do-overs in life, this would have been one of them.

    Posted September 20, 2008 at 4:51 pm | Permalink