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, performing on almost every Pink Floyd album and playing on all their tours.Wright grew up in Hatch End, Middlesex and met future Pink Floyd bandmates Roger Waters and Nick Mason while studying architecture at the Regent Street Polytechnic, London. After being joined by frontman and songwriter Syd Barrett, the group found commercial success in 1967. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Wright has received more than 59,297 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Richard Wright is the 83rd most popular musician (up from 116th in 2019), the 391st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 480th in 2019) and the 25th 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 83 out of 2,675Before him are Baroness Mary Vetsera, Nat King Cole, Giorgio Moroder, Stuart Sutcliffe, Lou Reed, and Cosima Wagner. After him are Maurice Gibb, Angus Young, Paco de Lucía, Robert Fripp, Benny Goodman, and Richard Clayderman.

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Among people born in 1943, Richard Wright ranks 27Before him are Albano Carrisi, Khalifa Haftar, Joseph Stiglitz, Malcolm McDowell, Terrence Malick, and Johnny Hallyday. After him are Howard Gardner, Horst Köhler, Tarja Halonen, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Carlos Alberto Parreira, and Salvatore Adamo. Among people deceased in 2008, Richard Wright ranks 19Before him are Hua Guofeng, Jørn Utzon, Sydney Pollack, Harold Pinter, Roy Scheider, and Richard Widmark. After him are Miriam Makeba, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Yma Sumac, Heath Ledger, Edward Norton Lorenz, and Jules Dassin.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard Wright ranks 391 out of 6,924Before him are Richard Owen (1804), Thomas Young (1773), Arthur Harden (1865), Robert Falcon Scott (1868), Æthelred the Unready (968), and Bobby Charlton (1937). After him are William Laud (1573), Philip Larkin (1922), Henry Hudson (1570), Francis William Aston (1877), Rudolf Abel (1903), and Bonnie Tyler (1951).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Richard Wright ranks 25Before him are Roger Taylor (1949), John Deacon (1951), Brian Jones (1942), Syd Barrett (1946), Lemmy (1945), and Stuart Sutcliffe (1940). After him are Angus Young (1955), Robert Fripp (1946), John Dowland (1563), Sid Vicious (1957), Gary Moore (1952), and Charlie Watts (1941).