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#2372745 - 01/05/12 04:23 PM RIP Richard Lainhart 1953-2011
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I didn't know the man personally, but it seemed that everything of his that I saw, read or heard was worthwhile, and he seems to have touched a number of people profoundly in his (too) short time on the planet.

Richard was a member of the KC forum, and posted about his live performances with Jordan Rudess in early 2011. A pic from that show here:



RIP, Richard, and thanks for sharing your gifts.

Notification of his passing on the website he shared with his wife, Caroline Meyers, for those that knew him... my condolences.
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#2372749 - 01/05/12 04:30 PM Re: RIP Richard Lainhart 1953-2011 [Re: Sven Golly]
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Sorry to hear. I remember him from this forum and didn't even know of his playing with Rudess. My condolences to his friends and family.
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#2372847 - 01/05/12 11:57 PM Re: RIP Richard Lainhart 1953-2011 [Re: Michelle (ggurl)]
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Sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family. What was his nick here on KC?
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#2372853 - 01/06/12 01:50 AM Re: RIP Richard Lainhart 1953-2011 [Re: MonksDream]
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He programed the huge modular synth for Dream Theater's "Tribute to Pink Floyd" concert(s). There's a video on youtube showing Jordan Ruddess playing the thing in the London O2 Arena, programmed by the late composer. RIP, my condolences to his family
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#2372854 - 01/06/12 01:50 AM Re: RIP Richard Lainhart 1953-2011 [Re: MonksDream]
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RIP Richard. We'll miss you and your music.
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#2372882 - 01/06/12 06:12 AM Re: RIP Richard Lainhart 1953-2011 [Re: JerryA]
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Wow...really sorry to hear this. He was a good man, and his educational videos are excellent.

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#2372900 - 01/06/12 06:52 AM Re: RIP Richard Lainhart 1953-2011 [Re: MonksDream]
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What was his nick here on KC?


It was his name.
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#2372904 - 01/06/12 07:01 AM Re: RIP Richard Lainhart 1953-2011 [Re: Sven Golly]
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Sorry to hear that.
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#2372907 - 01/06/12 07:07 AM Re: RIP Richard Lainhart 1953-2011 [Re: stepay]
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Very sad, my condolences to friends and family. Rest in peace Richard. May light perpetual shine upon you.
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#2372991 - 01/06/12 12:26 PM Re: RIP Richard Lainhart 1953-2011 [Re: David Loving]
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Bit of a shocker, especially for those here in Berkeley at Buchla Labs (not my employer but I have a couple of friends there). My condolences to friends and family. He left us way too soon.
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#2372999 - 01/06/12 12:36 PM Re: RIP Richard Lainhart 1953-2011 [Re: Mark Schmieder]
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I corresponded with Richard a few times - very nice and humble guy. Sorry to see him go before his time.
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#2373035 - 01/06/12 02:20 PM Re: RIP Richard Lainhart 1953-2011 [Re: matted stump]
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Very sad news. Working on an obit and tribute for Keyboard...
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#2373055 - 01/06/12 04:07 PM Re: RIP Richard Lainhart 1953-2011 [Re: Stephen Fortner]
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I caught this on the dotcom forum. Man, shows you have to live life every day as if it were your last. I didn't know this man but it seems he did. RIP.
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