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WRIGHT, Richard Alan
Jan 27, 1962, Sacramento
June 14, 2006, Burbank

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Published in The Sacramento Bee on Jul. 7, 2006.
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October 30, 2019
I miss you always.
October 28, 2019
Rest in peace. You are greatly missed
John Daly
October 26, 2018
I miss you
September 8, 2018
9/4/93. Would have been 25 years but many more than that. Can't wait to see you again! I think of you always!
January 31, 2018
Just an old picture someone gave me..thought I'd share.
January 31, 2018
Almost 12 years now that you've been gone, but you'll always have a place in my heart. Your birthday just passed, and somehow I ended up listening to some White Sister and Tattoo Rodeo today and found this page. Watched "Been Your Fool" Video, & brought back a flash of memories. Feel lucky to have been there that day. Miss you and your drumming, your twirl, your smile and your laugh. So many years have gone by, but you're not forgotten. I'll always think of the Best Man speech you gave at my wedding to Rick almost 30 years ago now. Smile :) You're still in our thoughts, until we see you again old friend!
November 30, 2017
Still remembering Rich... he was so humble always willing to show me a few tricks on the drums. I still have a pair of his signature drum sticks he gave me one of the times he sat in for a couple of songs at our show. he was such a great talent at his craft and forever missed. love you bro and rest in peace!
Rob Thompson
July 7, 2017
I grew up with Rich and played guitar with him in high school. Recently came across some reminders of him. He was the coolest to say the least. Forever missed my high school brother, Ed McDermott
Santa Clarita
June 21, 2017
And I still think about you and miss you more then ever!!
June 21, 2017
April 19, 2016
Yo guys it's The Petey. I just read about the loss of both Rich and Rick. What crappy ending to a great day. I thought about the band last night when I was prepping a radio show and then played them today. Now I cruise the sites and find this info. I roadied for both Rich and Rick.
Much love to you guys and your families. We had much fun back in the early Burbank days, the Ice House and the Sunset Strip.
The Petey -
November 21, 2015
Miss You Bro.
Terry Russell
May 30, 2015
Listening to the amazing White Sister again here in the UK,Nottingham... Richard, you will never be forgotten.
April 16, 2015
Rest in peace♡
Lori Mehl
July 16, 2014
Tour drums is my happy
Enrico Bonacci
March 31, 2014
Descansa en paz Richard aqui en Colombia habemos muchas personas que valoramos lo que fuiste tanto en elo personal como musicalmente. Espero que en el cielo sigas Rockeando!!!!!
March 15, 2014
Still miss you and luv u Rich you were my one love!
December 21, 2013
Two great albums from the 80's, underated, but appreciated. Your music touched my soul.
September 8, 2013
9/4/93. 20 Years ago WOW! I miss you and can't begin to say I am so sorry I didn't get to say good bye but can't wait to say hello!
September 8, 2013
It would have been our 20 year anniversary this week! Think of you always!!
October 30, 2012
You were one the main reasons I started playing and got into a band which I still do today.I'm shocked & saddened to hear you have passed.Thank you for all the inspiration you gave me when I was just starting out.
Jeff Marsh
October 16, 2012
I just found out you had a mission yesterday - i'm sure you were there to meet Rick and help him to the other side. I know he missed you terribly and now you are together again - laughing & going off to reek havoc in the heavens...!!!
September 4, 2012
R.I.P A great loss a fantastic drummer
shane bradley
September 1, 2012
Back in the day with my late mother before heading out to a White Sister concert at the Country Club in Reseda.
Wow. What a bummer! I had no idea. I remember kicking it with him and the band on weekends and playing softball back in the 80's. Some of the best times of my life. What a tragic loss. Rest in Peace my friend.
Josh Kimmel
June 23, 2012
wow...six years...can't believe how time flies...and now you have your Mom who had missed you terribly as I do still...
May 27, 2012
still cant believe ur gone!!listen to ur music all the time tho!u gave me some great memories!!
teri powell
May 26, 2012
I think about you all the time. I am so happy to see others do too. I can't believe it's been six years. Love of my life! I miss u so much,
April 13, 2012
The Candle Still Burns For You Rich...
April 13, 2012
The Candle Still Burns For You Rich....
January 27, 2012
January 27, 2012... Another Birthday without YOU here to celebrate with us! It doesn't seem fair, it doesn't seem right. I know you're always with us...In our memories, in our hearts. I miss your laugh and your hugs, my friend!
January 16, 2012
Born to Drum
in 12 more days in this year 2012 you'd be turning 50 - but to me you will always be the little boy i asked mom to bring home to me...and I miss you more each year...Happy Birthday(you've been on my mind & in my dreams alot lately...I know you're freaking on the "50" thing even tho you're in spirit - I just feel it!!!)
November 23, 2011
Still alive and well in the music. Metal Genesis Australia. RIP.
October 2, 2011
You are missed
September 4, 2011
Think about u every day. Love u.
July 12, 2011
So sorry to have lost you Rich. You were a good man. I worked alongside Rich at the paint store in North Hollywood, back in the early-mid 90's. Always made me smile. One day after work, Rich invited me to come party and hang out with the band. We had a blast, saw a show at FM Station, hung out and really got to have fun with Rich doing what he really loved to do. I moved back to Pennsylvania and lost contact after a bit. So sad to read the tragic news. Hope to see you on the other side brother.
Jim Ehling
June 9, 2011
almost 5 years and it still feels like it was just yesterday...they say that it gets better in time but i think that it just makes it that much harder, it still seems like im going to see you or see your name on my cell phone...i miss you more than words can say and hope that you are having fun where you are...i LOVE you everyday
Jessica Roberts
May 28, 2011
Love to Richard from italy..Play in Heaven !
May 17, 2011
Simply a GREAT drummer. I,m not a drummer but I air drum to your band every time I play White Sisters music. I hope you lived your dreams to the full. Thanks for the rock.
Shaun Wood
March 5, 2011
One of my all time favorite bands! Rest In Peace brother! Thanks for the great music!
Stan Tetreault
February 19, 2011
Awesome drummer ,saw these guys way back in 1986 supporting FM in Cardiff ,still listen to White Sister all the time.
February 8, 2011
Still a big fan of Richards drum technique. saw the band in the 80's. Should have been bigger than Jovi.

From Leeds England
chris brewin
January 27, 2011
Big fan of White Sister Sorry for the loss
Dan Fielder
January 27, 2011
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, is Richard's birthday and he SHOULD be here to celebrate with us. I still can't believe he is gone, I sometimes expect to get an email saying "Hey Dee!". Happy Birthday, Richard! You are missed each and every day!
Dee M
June 15, 2010
It's been four years already since you passed away and I miss you more than words can say!
May 6, 2010
I have not seen Rich since 1982 in Hollywood he used to come over to my friends garndmothers house in north Hollywood and give sean tips on his drumming. Sean and I (scott) went to a few shows and got to kick it with the band in the dressing room and back stage I thought that was the coolist thing. I remember the richie ring for the snare he came up with. really sorry to here this. ROCK ON Rich...
Scott Reaster
May 1, 2010
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Rich. Some of my greatest memories of the early 80's is of White Sister and Rich. I attended most of there shows as there live show photographer. He will be greatly missed. KMET Rocks...
Joe Barry
April 29, 2010
This year in June. It will be 4 years since we lost Richard,and I still feel his loss everyday. He always made me giggle! We lost contact for many years,and then,thanks to the internet...found our friendship again! I shall never forget him.
Dee M
April 26, 2010
Rich at Dennis's Wedding...
April 25, 2010
I am so sad rite now I never knew. you were an awesome person. Sorry i ever lost touch with you.
Kristy Kilgore
March 29, 2010
I met the band when you toured with FM, at the internation 2 in Manchester, England. The only time i got to see the band, i am truely devestated that we have lost such an icon of our times.
Lee Eccles
January 27, 2010
Today you would have been as old as I was when I lost you - I miss you terribly.....Happy Birthday my Little Brother..........................
October 27, 2009
Thanks for the music Rich...gone but never forgotten.
Peter Johnson
October 26, 2009
A great loss to the music world at such a young age. I remember the first time I saw you guys at the Astoria, London, February 1987 with FM and I've been a fan ever since. May your god look after you. xx
Martin Holwill
June 18, 2009
WOW....can you believe three years have passed since you did....
April 16, 2009
Here I was looking for a copy of "Rode hard and put away wet",always loved that album!,and discovered Rich died!.There are no word's to describe My shock,My sorrow,My grief!.It's been along time since I've seen or talked to any of You
Guy's.Too long,now Rich is gone.So let Me say.I'm proud to have known You guy's.
Proud of Your work's and happy to know Rich left Us doing what He loved to do with his life long friend's!.
L & R Danny Fife
daniel Fife
February 3, 2009
What a loss for the world!! Thnx Rich for the positive music! Thanx also for the music to the rest of the world's best rock band EVER!! RIP...
Hans Stam
January 28, 2009
December 4, 2008
Huge loss, Great band, and I'm sure an even better person. Godspeed
Sean D.
November 25, 2008
I've met Rich once in my life when live and work in Glendale- California 1989 - work together with Dennis Churchill Dries and Rick Chadock of Tatoo Rodeo. They introduced me once to Rich ... I was soooo proud I know this band / those wonderful people. Bad fate took Rich out away of us which is very, VERY sad fact ...
Yahu Pawul (Yansky / Janski)
November 7, 2008
Through Rick, I was fortunate enough to get to know Rich. I was truly heartbroken to hear of his passing. Although many years have passed, when I think of Rich, all I hear is his infectious laugh and see his fantastic smile. Rich, lay your hands upon us from Heaven and may you always bring music, laughter and smiles to those who think of you.
Cammie Parrish-Rago
September 8, 2008
i really miss hanging out with rich although i only knew him for 7or 8 years we were very tight i was with him on his 40th birthday @ the rainbow with his closest friends rick and chanel we were so much alike he was like my lost brother the last thing he said to me was i love you and ill see you soon i am still devastated and miss him very much
tony linder
August 5, 2008
I was lucky enough to know Rich. My wife and his sister were best friends years ago. Got to see him play enough to know what fabulous talent he had. The most infectious smile...I remember going to his house and he played "Rode Hard" when it was just a series of demo tapes. Why he ever wanted my opinion, I'll never know. The last time I saw him, he was managing a paint store and Janet and I dropped in to say "Hi". When we heard he was gone, all I could do was cry. So young, so much left to do. Jan and I will miss you every time we hear a song with a strong drumbeat...
Jim Logsdon
July 23, 2008
I can't believe it's been 2 years time flies by. I was just thinking of you and had to write. Hope heaven is treating you well as you were always the one breakin' all the rules or cleanin' all the pools as we once had a good laugh over. You made me laugh more than anyone and I see you in every white butterfly. I'm also sad I wasn't around to see you before you left. Your friend forever, Cindi
Cindi Peters
June 28, 2008
an amazing player in an amazing band,i saw richard and white sister in the astoria in london years ago,he was truely in peace.
conor curran
May 29, 2008
I found out about Richard's passing last summer. I was totally shocked. I had the biggest crush on him in high school, we had math class together, but I don't think he ever knew I thought he was the cutest! I also attended many of White Sister's shows, you will be missed!
Darlene Lamb
May 22, 2008
It seems that drummers put out so much energy they burn out young!

Thanks for the great rhythms!

Shaun Morgan
May 22, 2008
I am looking at a signed photo I have of the band, and surrounded by many letters from them. Who actually wrote the letters? I don't know, but each one is signed by each memeber of the band. I lost touch with them and was saddened to read this news of Rich's passing. Seeing him playing the drums always gave me such energy, and now that energy lives on in the music. With love, Cherryl (Zarate) Wiig
Cherryl wiig
May 17, 2008
Me in 1987,White Sister was a big influence!
Richard was a great drummer in a great band! You will be missed ,but your time here touched many lives for the better!
Michael Skewes
April 23, 2008
I Miss You Dad <3
Love You <3
Jessica Roberts (Wright)
April 22, 2008
Hi, to all fans of White Sister. (My english is very bad), I´m feeling blue for this notice, Richard Alan Wright my respects for you, I know your great work in this great band, You was a great drummer. I have only LP record from your first record (This Lp is gold for me), is difficult obtain CDs in this city, but I want to say, for me, this is great, great record. My respects for your family and God bless Rick, Dennis, Gary and to all fans of White Sister around the world.
Oscar Enrique Hernández Juárez
April 22, 2008
I'm writing these few words just listening to WS 1st album and the thunder of your drumming sounds in my hear. That's sound is filling the hole you left in my heart.
See you in a better world.
Roberto Forghieri
April 18, 2008
R.I.P. dude and KEEP ON ROCKIN'!!!
Eddie A
March 2, 2008
I have been a HUGE fan of White Sister since the first LP hit the stores. Richardf was an AWESOME Dynamic drummer full of energy. His music and performance will live on forevere!! All the best
Bob Duda
March 2, 2008

It's sad to see that you had to wishes to he's family and white sister band members.

Gary Brandon if you read this now it's time to re-record that "kinda" lost white sister song that i talked you about few years back on email.
Janne Kinturi
February 27, 2008
Thanks for the great time. I remember very well, how I got up to this fine. Sorryly I had never the chance to see WS or TR live, here in germany. We`ll rock on for you!
Patrick Lopez
January 26, 2008
from an old old friend. my brother Tracey and I will miss you. We all started in Burbank. long long ago.
jay warren
January 25, 2008
R.I.P. Richard. I liked you playing the drums from the very first time I heard that tremendous and a must-have LP!
Carles Veiret
January 19, 2008
RIP your band's music.
December 29, 2007
Truly a sad loss, Rich and White Sister are a big part in my muscal history and i still love to listen to the albums.
Daz Wilkinson
December 22, 2007
i heard of his passing but did'nt beleave til now i got to work with him in tattoo rodio as rick and dennis's tech all miss you but i have a lot of memorys thanks bro r.i.p.
david fitzgibbon
December 5, 2007
****White Sister & FM, at The International 1, Manchester 1987****

A double bill of absolute AOR heaven!! How both of these bands were never huge is a complete injustice. I remember watching, mesmerised by Rich's (& Pete Jupp's)playing that night, all those years ago.
20 years later, through vinyl, CD and now on my MP3 player.... it was like only yesterday.

Thanx for the inspiration & those memories etched forever.

From a fellow Pseudo-musician

RIP Rich.
Ade Dorsett
September 30, 2007
I am so sorry to hear of Rich's death.To me and my friends White Sister were the great undiscovered group. I had the pleasure of seeing them live in Nottingham,UK, many years ago and that night will stay with me forever. My thoughts are with Rich's special ones whoever you may be.
john matravers
September 28, 2007
i was just listening to the 1st tattoo rodeo which was a blast to work on with the guys! and now i see this, that rich is god! what a great guy and a great attitude...he made the endless ron bloom sessions actually more than tolerable.

i'll miss you! it was too soon for you to leave!
judd levison
September 12, 2007
I am so sorry for the loss of a great drummer and a part of my musical history. I rocked as much as I could to the first and second White Sister albums!!! I also passed the word on to as many people as possible re your two releases. I also remember the fantastic support slot that you did for FM in the UK many years ago!!
Remembering him to family and freinds alike. Total respect!!!!
Lee Foster
September 5, 2007
So very sorry to hear the sad news, been a fan of white sister for years and i had fashion by passion a long time. Was just trying to find out if you guys had anymore cds...good old google, but what news i cant believe it.

My love goes out to all Rich's family and friends and fans.

May the sound of white sister live on forever

Joanne Middleton
August 31, 2007
kimberly benton
August 28, 2007
Rich was not only a Dad to me, but more like a friend that I looked up to. He may have not been my Dad by blood, but he was by heart. I truly miss this man with every ounce in me, and to this say it is still hard to think about him and not have tears come to my eyes. Rich if you get to read this, Mom and I miss you very much and think about you every day, I Love You more than words can say, and I will see you in the sky...
Jessica Roberts (Wright)
August 26, 2007
July 24, 2007
Hi, I´m from Argentina (South america), sorry for my english.
I love this band, Im a guitar player and Whitesister is one of my favorite bands, Im sorry about the notice of Richard, my respect for his family, he pass away but his music will live forever in our hearts.
July 19, 2007
Well - It's taken me over a year before I could even go to this site - I miss my little brother more than words can describe. Since his passing I came to realize how much I lived through his drumming & the music he played & how so many of my dreams died with him...though it fills my heart to see how far his talent & heart & soul reached all across the globe. Thanx everyone for all your words & love ....Rich's Sister, Teri
Teri Evans
July 6, 2007
manchester international 1 supporting F M ... fantastic.. tony
tony bell
June 29, 2007
I'm writing from Turkey(as a T.Rodeo fan).

I'd like to say that i 've enjoyed every stuff that he played at T.R.

Rest in Peace.

Altay Talay
June 14, 2007
took years of finally getting "fashion by passion" on cd. I saw you guys in the late eighties at glasgow university when you supported fm. I met you all and you signed the album for of the best aor bands of all time. I'm sorry to hear about richard. I would have loved to see you all live again to blast out all the old classics
steven smart
June 14, 2007
I have just been sitting in work listening to April, and Been Your Fool on my Ipod, two of my favourite songs of all time. And I decided to try and google to see where the bands are now, and came across this sad news..

I am so sorry to hear the passing away of Rich Wright

RIP. Too young to stop rockin’
Geoff Owen
May 7, 2007
Both White Sister and Tattoo Rodeo made some fantastic song but unfortunatly never made it big.
To bad course they sure deserved selling millions of records as they were just so much better than many of the other bands at that time that somhow managed to make it big.

will miss you forever.
Henrik, Denmark
Henrik Ibsen
April 28, 2007
I loved the first White Sister album when it came out and still listen to it often.My sympathy to his family and friends.
Frank O'Donnal
April 27, 2007
I knew Rich back in the 80's when we were all at Peterson Fire Protection in Burbank...He was an awesome guy..I remember Tattoo Rodeo and also his sister who I worked with...My prayers go out to her and the family..I am so very sorry for your loss...
Cyndi (Johnson) Katska
April 17, 2007
I can barely remember the day I traded a Motley Crue tape for White Sister one. My friends mom worked at EMI and came home whith a truck load of cassetts.
Mark Bohleen
March 7, 2007
robbie murphy
robbie murphy
February 14, 2007
White Sister's debut...still my favourite record of all-time and that London show with FM...great memories. My best wishes go to Richard's family and friends.
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