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Dick Parry (born 22 December 1942 in Kentfordmarker, Suffolk, Englandmarker) is an English saxophonist. He has appeared as a session musician on various albums by modern bands and artists, and is probably best known for his solo parts on the Pink Floyd songs "Money", "Us and Them", "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and "Wearing the Inside Out".


He started his career as a friend of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour. He was part of a mid-1960s band called Joker's Wild. From there, Gilmour persuaded him to play on various Pink Floyd studio albums, (including The Dark Side of the Moon) as well as on every Pink Floyd live performance between 1973 and 1977, as well as on the 1994 tour. He also toured as part of The Who's brass section on their 1979-80 tour.

He played Saxophone on "Celestine" for the 1997 album Big Men Cry by Banco de Gaia.

Parry appeared on Gilmour's live dates in 2001 and 2002. He also played on the 2006 On An Island tour in Europe, the United Statesmarker, and Canadamarker, performing saxophone on "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", "Wearing the Inside Out", and "Then I Close My Eyes".

He also appeared at the Pink Floyd reunion at Live 8, where he played his saxophone part on "Money", and has also been heard touring Europe and South Africa with the Violent Femmes.

Parry is also featured on David Gilmour's Remember That Night and Live in GdaƄsk DVDs.


  1. Lloyd Grossman The Dark Side of the Moon - album review, May 24, 1973

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