|ABOUT THE GROUP|
Richard (Rick) Wright was adorable, and definitely the most mysterious Pinky member. As a founder he was there through it all. We also recognize the other Pink Floyd members, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, and Syd Barrett. Draw or write your praises out here! Feel free to submit your Rick-related art and have them shared among other deviants. The group focuses on showcasing that works and connecting the fans.
RICHARD WRIGHT'S PINK FLOYD CAREER
Rick was educated at the Haberdashers' Aske's School and the Regent Street Polytechnic College of Architecture, where he met fellow band members Roger Waters and Nick Mason. He was a founding member of The Pink Floyd (as they were then called) in 1965, and also participated in its previous incarnations, Sigma 6 and The (Screaming) Abdabs.
In the early days of Pink Floyd, Rick was seen as a dominant musical force in the group (though not as much of one as Syd Barrett) and he wrote and sang several songs of his own during 1967-68: "Paintbox", "It Would Be So Nice" and so on. As the sound and the goals of the band evolved, Rick became less interested in songwriting and focused primarily on contributing his distinctive style to extended instrumental compositions such as "Interstellar Overdrive", "A Saucerful of Secrets", and "Careful with That Axe, Eugene". He also made essential contributions to Pink Floyd's long, epic compositions such as "Atom Heart Mother", "Echoes" and "Shine On You Crazy Diamond".
Using songs which included material that was considered unsuitable for Pink Floyd's Animals album, Rick recorded his first solo project, Wet Dream, and released it in September 1978 with little fanfare.
Battling both personal problems and an increasingly rocky relationship with Roger Waters, he was forced to resign from Pink Floyd during The Wall sessions by Roger Waters, who threatened to pull the plug on the album's tapes if Rick did not leave the band.
However, he was retained as a salaried session musician during the subsequent live concerts to promote that album in 1980 and 1981. Ironically, Rick became the only member of Pink Floyd to profit from those hugely spectacular shows, since the net financial loss had to be borne by the three remaining "full-time" members. He was the only member of the band not to attend the 1982 premiere of the film version of The Wall. In 1983, Pink Floyd released the only album on which Rick does not appear with The Final Cut.
During 1984, Rick formed a new musical duo with Dave Harris (from the band Fashion) called Zee. They signed a record deal with Atlantic Records and released only one album, Identity, which was a commercial and critical flop.
Rick rejoined Pink Floyd following Waters' departure. Because of legal and contractual issues from his "hired gun" status during The Wall world tour, Rick's photo was not included in the 1987 album A Momentary Lapse of Reason and his name was listed in smaller letters than Mason and Gilmour. By the time of the Momentary Lapse world tour and the 1988 live album The Delicate Sound of Thunder, Rick was contractually a member of Pink Floyd once again. In 1994, he co-wrote five songs and sang lead vocals on one song ("Wearing the Inside Out") for the next Pink Floyd album, The Division Bell. This recording provided material for the double live album and video release P*U*L*S*E in 1995. Rick, like Nick Mason, has performed on every Pink Floyd tour.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ART
Every member can submit a work to the gallery which is related to Rick or Pink Floyd. Your request will be appreciated and accepted immediately.
-Click on "Gallery"
-Click on "Submit to this Gallery"
-Choose "Contribute an Existing Deviation"
Or on the main screen choose:
- Click "Contribute Art"
PLEASE SUBMIT THEM TO THE APPROPRIATE FOLDER!
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