David Gilmour

David Gilmour


3/6/1946, Cambridge, England

Birth Name

David Jon Gilmour



Also Known As

David Jon Gilmour, CBE, Dave Gilmour
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David Gilmour is a legendary guitarist and vocalist. He is most famous as the guitarist and frontman of Pink Floyd from 1968 until the band's breakup in 1993.


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    • On Rick Wrights death

      David Gilmour: No-one can replace Richard Wright - he was my musical partner and my friend. In the welter of arguments about who or what was Pink Floyd, Rick's enormous input was frequently forgotten. He was gentle, unassuming and private but his soulful voice and playing were vital, magical components of our most recognised Pink Floyd sound.

    • On Pink Floyds album Wish You Were Here

      David Gilmour: For me, "Wish You Were Here" was very satisfying. I'd rather listen to it than "Dark Side Of The Moon". I think we achieved a better balance of music and lyrics. "Dark Side" went a bit too far the other way -- too much importance was placed on the lyrics. And sometimes the tunes were neglected.

    • David Gilmour: After Dark Side we were really floundering around. I wanted to make the next album more musical, because I felt some of these tracks had been just vehicles for the words. We were working in 1974 in this horrible little rehearsal room in Kings Cross without windows, putting together what became the next two albums, "Wish You Were Here", and "Animals".

    • (About the feud with Roger Waters)

      Roger Waters: I'm not very good at holding grudges for very long, but he's done some terrible things.

    • (About the Pink Floyd reunion for Live8)

      David Gilmour: Any squabbles Roger and I have had in the past are so petty in this context.

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  • I know that David will never see this but just in case you do, I want to tell you that your music is magic and your lyrics are sheer poetry.

    I wish with all my heart that David would see this. Your music is magic and your lyrics are poetry. Thank you. The first time I heard Pink Floyd (really heard it) was spending three months in the New Mexico/California/Nevada desert on a road trip in a VW camper Van (how very 60's) but it was in 1992. Your music belonged there. So beautiful, so free, undeserved, haunting. I'm glad I'll never meet you. The reality could only be a disappointment as all people usually are. I wrote this while I was there. 'Sitting on a different kind of mountaintop, feeling the wind blow through me; eyes searching an alien landscape too beautiful for words to describe. A feeling of freedom, of worlds still yet untamed. There is still a frontier, which may never be conquered, for the only thing that is here to love can only be seen by a heart that loves.'

    What a pleasure to experience a true artist. You did it, David. I'll bet it hasn't made you happy though.moreless