Related Information for Richard Wright Richard William Wright (born 28th July, 1943 London, UK - 15th September, 2008) was the keyboardist for the rock band Pink Floyd. He, along with Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Syd Barrett formed the original lineup of Pink Floyd and was an extremely important part of the early Pink Floyd sound. He made several key contributions but perhaps his best known work with Pink Floyd is The Great Gig In The Sky. He was fired from the band in 1979 due to both personal problems and relationship problems wit.. read more