The keyboardist for Pink Floyd passed away today. He was 65, and had been through a long battle with cancer.
He wrote several of the band’s famous songs, including Great Gig In The Sky and Us And Them, both from Dark Side Of The Moon.
Hopes for a reunion of Pink Floyd were technically shattered several years ago, when Syd Barrett, the original vocalist, died. But he left the group before its greatest successes, and there were always hopes that the estrangement between principal songwriter Roger Waters and the remaining bandmates could be resolved.
Waters performed with guitarist David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright in 2005’s Live 8 concert. Asked whether there was a chance of repeating that performance, Gilmour reportedly replied “Never again.”