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Gary Wright

Gary Wright on stage in Paris in 2011
Background information
Birth name Gary Malcolm Wright
Born (1943-04-26) April 26, 1943 (age 73)
Origin Cresskill, New Jersey, United States
Genres Hard rock, progressive rock, soft rock, world music, new age
Occupation(s) Singer, musician, composer
Instruments Vocals, keyboards
Years active 1960–present
Labels 20th Century Fox, Island, A&M, Ariola, Goodear, Warner Bros., Cypress, Triloka/Worldly, High Wave Music, Larkio
Associated acts Spooky Tooth, Wonderwheel, George Harrison, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Stone Temple Pilots

Artists were nurtured back in the '70s. Their music was developed by the record companies.
Gary Wright
By the law of averages, there has to be life elsewhere. The universe is so huge, and I don't think God would have created this whole big huge cosmos and just say there's only going to be life on Earth, and that's it.
Gary Wright
It's kind of weird. You can have hits, but it's hard to sustain a career. I went through that period where I didn't have a lot of hits, although people were still buying the records.
Gary Wright
India profoundly changed my outlook on life because you see how people can be content and very happy with little or even no possessions. It's the reverse of the West.
Gary Wright
I like Anastacia's version of Love is Alive best.
I had toured so much in the 1960s and 1970s that I wanted a break. I didn't go back touring until 1995.
Gary Wright
My music and lyrics became an extension of this Indian philosophy.
In 1972, George Harrison invited me to accompany him on a trip to India.
I will be developing artists for my new label. The rest is in God's Hands.
Gary Wright
No one likes to work for free. To copy an artist's work and download it free is stealing. It's hard work writing and recording music, and it's morally wrong to steal it.
Gary Wright
My goal is really to continue to make music. I really don't make music to have platinum records and all that kind of stuff. I've been there. I do it because I love music, and I love uplifting people through my music. That's my real goal.
Gary Wright
I went to Berlin to study psychology but decided that I was more interested in music and started an R and B band.
Gary Wright
Unfortunately, music devolved instead of evolved. The music business got into the hands of lawyers and accountants rather than the entrepreneurial creative people, and that's when the beginning of the end started. It's all based on money instead of art and creativity.
Gary Wright
I had no idea 'The Dream Weaver' would be so successful. Everything just fell into place with that album. I pioneered a number of ideas with that album and subsequent tour. The all-keyboard approach with no guitars was a new one, and I was one of the first to use a drum machine in concert. It was an amazing time.
Gary Wright
We visited Ravi. We didn't study with him, as such.
Music's staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics, song and production are.
Gary Wright
I'm developing artists for my new record label, my son's band, Intangible, being one of them.
Gary Wright
I always wanted to do something completely different.
As a kid, I used to love to play baseball and be in Little League and sleep outside with my friends and do all those kind of things.
Gary Wright
Music is an extremely powerful force if used properly to uplift people. I believe music should be uplifting and not downgrading… it's a very, very powerful tool.
Gary Wright
I was the first artist, I think, to ever do an all-keyboard album. There were things that resembled it, like Stevie Wonder. A lot of his stuff was on keyboards, but he used brass and he used other things as well. I was the first artist, also, to use drum machines. I was really the one who kind of started that whole thing.
Gary Wright
The Internet is both great and terrible. As a source of information, a tool for delivering music and art, it's great. But spamming ads and piracy of music is terrible. It's stealing.
Gary Wright
My voice hasn't changed really very much. I still do all my songs when I perform live and still do them in the original keys. I've been blessed with that ability to retain that.
Gary Wright
I scored a movie called 'Endangered Species'. I worked on another movie called 'Staying Alive'. A German film called 'Fire and Ice'.
Gary Wright
Sometimes when you make a record and it's not successful, you just don't want to go through that process for a while. You want to have your wounds heal.
Gary Wright
We lived on a farm in the English countryside, where we wrote a lot of our music. You really were treated like an artist during those days-not like product, which is now the mode.
Gary Wright
I didn't develop or build synths. I had my technicians modify them for my live stage performances.
Gary Wright
George Harrison is perhaps one of the most creative people I ever met, not only in his music and songwriting, but just the way he lived his life, decorated his gardens and homes. He was a dear friend of mine. His entire approach to music was very unique.
Gary Wright
The idea to do the album only on keyboards kind of happened by accident. I was quite happy with the sound and felt it really didn't need more instruments, so I didn't use them.
Gary Wright
The more far-out artists, the better.