David Gilmour pays poignant tribute to Richard Wright

September 24th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Sept 24 (ANI): Pink Floyds lead guitarist David Gilmour has paid a poignant tribute to the bands founding member Richard Wright, who died of cancer last week.

On the BBC Two music show Later… With Jools Holland, the 62-year-old star paid his tribute to Wright by singing Remember A Day, written by Wright in Pink Floyd’’s 1968 album Saucerful of Secrets.

“He created a sound that glued the whole Pink Floyd thing together,” BBC quoted Gilmour, as saying.

“He was just a very self-effacing but very talented, lovely chap. We”re incredibly sad to have lost him,” he added.

Wright was due to accompany Gilmour on the TV show, but sent the guitarist a text message three weeks ago saying he would not be able to play.

Gilmour revealed that Wright was “so shy and quiet”.

While talking about the late keyboardists contribution to Pink Floyd, he said, “He brought a slightly more jazzy and ethereal element to it all.

“He had some elusive quality, let’’s call it soul, that glued the whole thing together. You notice it when it’’s missing,” he added. (ANI)

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