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Who wrote "The Great Gig in the Sky"

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Richard Wright sadly passed away today at age 65 from cancer. Richard was one of Pink Floyd’s founding members, and did contribute to most of Pink Floyd’s albums including writing the The Great Gig in the Sky for The Dark Side of the Moon.

I was lucky to attend Pink Floyd’s Division Bell tour in 1994, and have very found memories of Richards performance. I haven’t followed Richard’s career very closely after his last solo album Broken China from 1996, but I watched Pink Floyd’s brief reunion at Live 8 with great enjoyment. The most resent appearance I have of him is from David Gilmour’s live DVD Remember That Night, where he plays keyboard and has lead vocal on his song Wearing the Inside Out and Syd Barrett’s famous Arnold Layne on disc 2.