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Richard Wright

1943 - 2008

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Richard William Wright (28 July 1943 – 15 September 2008) was an English musician who was a co-founder of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. He played keyboards and sang, appearing on almost every Pink Floyd album and performing on all their tours. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Wright has received more than 64,322 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia. Richard Wright is the 92nd most popular musician (down from 83rd in 2019), the 410th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 391st in 2019) and the 26th most popular British Musician.

Richard Wright is most famous for his novel Native Son, which tells the story of a young black man who is living in poverty in Chicago.

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Among musicians, Richard Wright ranks 92 out of 2,662Before him are Paul Simon, Thomas Bangalter, Karl Thomas Mozart, David Oistrakh, Robert Fripp, and Duke Ellington. After him are Gheorghe Zamfir, Dean Martin, Angus Young, João Gilberto, Gary Moore, and Ludovico Einaudi.

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Among people born in 1943, Richard Wright ranks 37Before him are Malcolm McDowell, Johnny Hallyday, Jean-Jacques Annaud, David Cronenberg, Carlos Alberto Parreira, and John Kerry. After him are Jacques Attali, Khalifa Haftar, Billie Jean King, Terrence Malick, Helmut Marko, and Denis Sassou Nguesso. Among people deceased in 2008, Richard Wright ranks 19Before him are Hua Guofeng, Sydney Pollack, Jørn Utzon, Harold Pinter, Richard Widmark, and Miriam Makeba. After him are Alain Robbe-Grillet, Yma Sumac, Michael Crichton, Heath Ledger, Jules Dassin, and Roy Scheider.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard Wright ranks 410 out of 7,765Before him are Millvina Dean (1912), Joseph Lister (1827), Thomas Gainsborough (1727), Thomas Carlyle (1795), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), and William Baffin (1584). After him are Alan Parker (1944), David Lean (1908), James Parkinson (1755), Christopher Wren (1632), Edgar the Peaceful (943), and Richard Branson (1950).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Richard Wright ranks 26Before him are Roger Waters (1943), Jimmy Page (1944), Ritchie Blackmore (1945), Syd Barrett (1946), Jon Lord (1941), and Robert Fripp (1946). After him are Angus Young (1955), Gary Moore (1952), Mike Oldfield (1953), John Bonham (1948), Ronnie Wood (1947), and John Dowland (1563).