This Day in Music History

15 Sep 2008

todaySeptember 15, 2022

Background

Pink Floyd keyboard player and founder member Richard Wright died aged 65 from cancer. Wright appeared on the group’s first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, in 1967 alongside Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and Nick Mason. David Gilmour who joined the band at the start of 1968 said: “He was such a lovely, gentle, genuine man and will be missed terribly by so many who loved him.” In 2005, the full band reunited – for the first time in 24 years – for the Live 8 concert in London’s Hyde Park. Wright had also contributed vocals and keyboards to Gilmour’s 2006 solo album On An Island.

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14 Sep 1901

President McKinley dies of infection from gunshot wounds U.S. President William McKinley dies after being shot by a deranged anarchist during the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York on September 14, 1901.

todaySeptember 14, 2022

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