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The clock has run out for a Pink Floyd reunion


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The dream of having a Beatles reunion died when John Lennon was shot in 1980; but now the members of classic rock bands of the 60's and 70's are reaching the point where they can die of natural causes. If they are lifelong smokers, then they are at risk of dying early of cancer or heart disease.

Now, with the passing of Rick Wright, there won't be a complete Pink Floyd reunion. The original four did one show together back in 2005, but decided against a follow-up tour, and scrapped plans of recording new music together. Too late now:

Richard Wright, a founding member of the rock group Pink Floyd, died Monday. He was 65.

Pink Floyd's spokesman Doug Wright, who is not related to the artist, said Wright died after a battle with cancer at his home in Britain. He says the band member's family did not want to give more details about his death.


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Funny, I was listening to a song from John Lennon's Double Fantasy album on the radio this morning, thinking about how the lyrics were so poignant given that he died just as the album was released.

I've gone to a few concerts recently where big name artists were still singing the songs they played 20 or more years ago (and I'm going to see Elton John on Friday), and I have to say sometimes it is better to listen to them on the old recordings, when they were in their prime. Could a Pink Floyd reunion really live up to the expectations of those of us who rocked out to "Another Brick in the Wall" back in 1979?

I hope Rick Wright had peace in his last days, and was with people he loved when he passed.

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