On this date 33 years ago, Pink Floyd released its underrated classic "Wish You Were Here." And on this date in 2008, that title becomes sadly applicable to Pink Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright -- dead at age 65 from cancer.
Rick Wright: Wish you were here
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David Menconi has been the News & Observer's music critic since 1991. Before that, he spent five years at the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colo. He has a masters in journalism from the University of Texas and a B.A. in English from Southwestern University. You can find more of his writing here.