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David Gilmour
David Gilmour in concert in Munich, Germany on July 29, 2006
David Gilmour in concert in Munich, Germany on July 29, 2006
Background information
Birth name David Jon Gilmour
Born 6 March 1946 (1946-03-06) (age 62)
Cambridge, England
Genre(s) Progressive rock, hard rock, blues rock, psychedelic rock, soft rock
Occupation(s) Guitarist, Musician, Songwriter, Producer
Instrument(s) Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, Saxophone, Drums, Harmonica
Years active 1963 - present
Label(s) Capitol, Columbia, Sony, EMI
Associated acts Pink Floyd, Joker's Wild
Website DavidGilmour.com
Notable instrument(s)
Fender Stratocaster
Fender Esquire

David Jon Gilmour CBE (born March 6, 1946) [1] is an English musician best known as the lead guitarist, primary singer, and one of the main songwriters (with Roger Waters) in the band Pink Floyd. In addition to his work with Pink Floyd, Gilmour has also worked as a record producer for a variety of famous artists. Gilmour has been actively involved with many charity organisations over the course of his career. In 2003, he was appointed CBE for services to music. David Gilmour (born 1949 in London, Ontario) is a Canadian novelist and television journalist. ... David Jon Gilmour, CBE (born March 6, 1946) is an English guitarist and vocalist with British rock band Pink Floyd. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 439 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (554 × 757 pixel, file size: 53 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... 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Contents

Early life

Gilmour was born in Cambridge, England. His father, Douglas Gilmour, was a senior lecturer in zoology at the University of Cambridge and his mother, Sylvia, was a teacher and film editor. This article is about the city in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Zoology (from Greek: ζῴον, zoion, animal; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the biological discipline which involves the study of animals. ... The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. ...


Gilmour attended The Perse School on Hills Road, Cambridge, and met future Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist Syd Barrett who attended Cambridgeshire High School for Boys, also situated on Hills Road. He studied modern languages to A-Level, and along with Syd, spent his lunchtime learning to play the guitar. They were not yet bandmates however, and Gilmour started playing in the band Joker's Wild in 1963. Gilmour left Joker's Wild in 1966 and busked around Spain and France with some friends. However, they were not very successful, living virtually a hand-to-mouth existence. In July 1992, Gilmour stated in an interview with Nicky Horne on BBC radio that he ended up being treated for malnutrition in a hospital. In 1967, they returned to England, driving a van with fuel stolen from a building site in France. The Perse School is a fee-paying secondary day school for boys 11–18 and girls at 16+ situated in Cambridge, England. ... Roger Keith Syd Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) was an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, and artist. ... The Cambridgeshire High School for Boys was founded as the Cambridge and County School for Boys in 1903. ... The A-level, short for Advanced Level, is a General Certificate of Education qualification in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, usually taken by students during the optional final two years of secondary school (Years 12 & 13*, commonly called the Sixth Form except for Scotland), or at a separate sixth form... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


Pink Floyd

Gilmour was approached in December 1967 by drummer Nick Mason, who asked Gilmour if he would be interested in joining Pink Floyd, which he did in January 1968, making Pink Floyd briefly a five-piece again. He was used to filling in for Barrett's guitar parts when the front man was unable to take a consistent part in Floyd's live performances. When Syd Barrett "left" the group (the band chose not to pick him up one night for a gig due to his erratic behaviour), Gilmour by default assumed the role of the band's lead guitarist and shared lead vocal duties with Roger Waters and Richard Wright in Barrett's stead. However, after the back-to-back successes of Dark Side of the Moon and then Wish You Were Here, Waters took more control over the band, writing most of Animals and The Wall by himself. Wright was fired during The Wall sessions and the relationship between Gilmour and Waters would further deteriorate during the making of The Wall film and the 1983 Pink Floyd album The Final Cut. This article is about the Pink Floyd album. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other Pink Floyd works based around this album, see The Wall (Pink Floyd). ... Gerald Scarfes depiction of the wall from Pink Floyd The Wall Pink Floyd The Wall is a 1982 MGM film by British director Alan Parker based on the 1979 Pink Floyd album The Wall. ... The Final Cut is a rock album by Pink Floyd recorded at several studios in the UK from July to December 1982. ...


After recording "Animals", Gilmour thought that his musical influence had been under-utilised, and channeled his ideas into his self-titled first solo album (1978), which showcases his signature guitar style, as well as underscoring his songwriting skills. A tune written during the finishing stages of this album, but too late to be used, became "Comfortably Numb" on "The Wall"[2]. The negative atmosphere surrounding the creation of "The Wall" album and film, compounded by "The Final Cut"'s virtually being a Roger Waters solo album, led Gilmour to produce a second solo album, About Face (1984) to lukewarm praise. The "About Face" tour suffered from weak ticket sales; a similar dilemma confronted by Waters, whose The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking (1984) lifted in critical opinion only by the presence of Eric Clapton on the record and the subsequent tour, though it was frequently noted that Clapton's sound was distinctly Gilmourian. David Gilmour is the eponymous first solo album from Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour, released in May 1978 (see 1978 in music) in the UK and on June 17, 1978 in the US. The album reached #17 in the UK and #29 on the Billboard US album charts... Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist David Gilmours second solo album entitled About Face was released in March of 1984 in both the U.S. and UK. The album reached #32 in the U.S. and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The album was co-produced by Bob Ezrin... The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking is an album by British musician Roger Waters. ...


In 1985, Waters declared that Pink Floyd was "A spent force creatively ". However, in 1986, Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason issued a press release stating that Waters had quit the band and they intended to continue on without Waters. Gilmour assumed full control of the group and produced A Momentary Lapse of Reason in 1987 with some contributions from Mason and Rick Wright. Wright officially rejoined the band for a lengthy world tour and helped create 1994's The Division Bell as well. Gilmour explained: Alternate cover US remaster cover A Momentary Lapse of Reason is Pink Floyds 1987 album, the bands first release after the official departure of Roger Waters from the band in 1985. ... This article is about the Pink Floyd album. ...

I had a number of problems with the direction of the band in our recent past, before Roger left. I thought the songs were very wordy and that, because the specific meanings of those words were so important, the music became a mere vehicle for lyrics, and not a very inspiring one. .. Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here were so successful not just because of Roger's contributions, but also because there was a better balance between the music and the lyrics than there has been in more recent albums. That's what I'm trying to do with A Momentary Lapse of Reason; more focus on the music, restore the balance.

In 1986, Gilmour purchased the houseboat Astoria which is moored on the River Thames near Hampton Court, and transformed it into a recording studio. The majority of the two most recent Pink Floyd albums, as well as Gilmour's 2006 solo release On An Island were recorded there. A houseboat in Amsterdam Houseboat for Students in Zwolle, Netherlands. ... Aerial shot of The Astoria compliments of Google Earth The Astoria is a house boat turned recording studio owned by David Gilmour, guitarist for Pink Floyd. ... This article is about the River Thames in southern England. ... On an Island is the third solo album by David Gilmour, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for Pink Floyd. ...


On July 2, 2005, Gilmour played with Pink Floyd — including Roger Waters — at Live 8. The performance caused a temporary 1343% sales increase of Pink Floyd's album Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd.[3] As a result, Gilmour vowed to donate all of his resulting profits to charities that reflect the goals of Live 8 saying: is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official Live8 DVD, released in November 2005 Live 8 was a series of concurrent benefit concerts that took place on 2 July 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa. ... Alternate uses: Echoes (disambiguation) Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd is a compilation album by Pink Floyd. ...

Though the main objective has been to raise consciousness and put pressure on the G8 leaders, I will not profit from the concert. This is money that should be used to save lives.[3]

Shortly after, he called upon all artists experiencing a surge in sales from Live 8 performances to donate the extra revenue to Live 8 fund-raising. After the Live 8 concert, Pink Floyd were offered GBP150 million to tour the states, but the band turned down the lucrative offer.[4] Group of Eight redirects here. ... GBP may be: short for Game Boy Player the ISO currency code for the British Pound Sterling. ...


On February 3, 2006, he announced in an interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica[5][6] that Pink Floyd would most likely never tour or write material together again. He said: is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... La Repubblica (meaning: The Republic) is an Italian daily newspaper. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band that initially earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their progressive rock music. ...

I think enough is enough. I am 60 years old. I don't have the will to work as much anymore. Pink Floyd was an important part in my life, I have had a wonderful time, but it's over. For me it's much less complicated to work alone.

He said that by agreeing to Live 8, he had ensured the story of Floyd would not end on a sour note.

There was more than one reason, firstly to support the cause. The second one is the energy consuming an uncomfortable relationship between Roger and me that I was carrying along in my heart. That is why we wanted to perform and to leave the trash behind. Thirdly, I might have regretted it if I declined.

On February 20, 2006, Gilmour commented again on Pink Floyd's future when he was interviewed by Billboard.com, stating, "Who knows? I have no plans at all to do that. My plans are to do my concerts and put my solo record out." is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In popular music, a solo album is an album made by a current or former member of a band. ...


In December 2006, Gilmour released a tribute to Syd Barrett, who had died in July that year, in the form of his own version of Pink Floyd's first single "Arnold Layne". Recorded live at London's Royal Albert Hall, the CD single featured versions of the song performed by Pink Floyd's keyboard player (and Gilmour's band member) Richard Wright and special guest artist David Bowie. The single entered the UK Top 75 charts at number nineteen and remained steady for three weeks.[7] David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ...


Since their Live 8 appearance in 2005, Gilmour has repeatedly said that there will be no Pink Floyd reunion. However, in a 2007 interview with Phil Manzanera, he stated that he's "not done with yet" and that he plans on doing "something" in the future, suggesting another solo album.


Other projects

Taking time off from Pink Floyd's schedule, Gilmour also took up various roles as a producer, sideman and even concert sound engineer for a wide variety of acts which included former bandmate Syd Barrett, Kate Bush, Grace Jones, Tom Jones, Elton John, B.B. King, Paul McCartney, Sam Brown, Jools Holland, Bob Dylan, Pete Townshend, The Who, Supertramp, Levon Helm, Robbie Robertson, Alan Parsons, and various charity groups among others. Roger Keith Syd Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) was an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, and artist. ... Kate Bush (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. ... Grace Jones (born Grace Mendoza on May 19, 1948, in Spanish Town, Jamaica) is a model, singer and actress. ... For other uses, see Tom Jones (disambiguation). ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Riley B. King aka B. B. King (b. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer, and animal-rights activist. ... Sam Brown (born October 12th, 1964 in London), daughter of RocknRoll star Joe Brown and singer Vicki Brown, is a British female singer-songwriter best known for her work in the late 1980s, although she has continued to release material since then. ... Julian Miles Holland, OBE, DL (born 24 January 1958 in Blackheath, South East London) is an English virtuoso pianist, bandleader, television presenter, architectural eccentric and pop music enthusiast. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Pete Townshend (born Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend on 19 May 1945 in Chiswick, London), is an award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer, and writer. ... The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. ... This article is about the band. ... Mark Lavon Helm (born May 26, 1940), better know as Levon Helm, is an American rock musician most famous as the drummer for the rock group The Band. ... Robbie Robertson (born Jaime Robert Robertson, 5 July 1943, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a songwriter, guitarist and singer, best known for his membership in The Band. ... Alan Parsons (b. ...


He has also recorded three solo albums, of which David Gilmour (1978) and About Face (1984), charted at the U.S. Top 40 and went Gold. David Gilmour is the eponymous first solo album from Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour, released in May 1978 (see 1978 in music) in the UK and on June 17, 1978 in the US. The album reached #17 in the UK and #29 on the Billboard US album charts... About Face is the second solo album of the Pink Floyd guitarist, David Gilmour, released in March 1984. ...


In 2001 and 2002, he held a small number of acoustic solo concerts in London and Paris, along with a small band and choir, which was documented on the In Concert release. In 2003, Rolling Stone included Gilmour in the list of hundred greatest guitarists of all time.[8] This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... David Gilmour in Concert is a DVD of David Gilmour of Pink Floyd in concert at the Royal Festival Hall at Robert Wyatts Meltdown Concerts in London in June of 2001 with additional footage from January, 2002. ... This article is about the magazine. ...


On his 60th birthday, he released his third solo album, On An Island, on March 6, 2006 and a day later it was released in the US; it debuted at #1 in the UK charts.[9] The album reached Top five in Germany and Sweden, and Top six in Billboard 200.[10][11] . Produced by Gilmour alongwith Phil Manzanera and Chris Thomas, the album features orchestrations by renowned Polish composer Zbigniew Preisner. The album features David Crosby and Graham Nash on harmonies on the title track, Robert Wyatt on cornet and percussion and Richard Wright on Hammond organ and vocals. Other contributors include Jools Holland, Phil Manzanera, Georgie Fame, Andy Newmark, B. J. Cole, Chris Stainton, Willie Wilson, Rado ‘Bob’ Klose on guitar and Leszek Możdżer on piano. The album also features Gilmour's debut with the saxophone. is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Phil Manzanera (born Philip Geoffrey Targett-Adams, 31 January 1951, in London, England), is an English guitarist. ... Chris Thomas is a respected British record producer who was born on January 13, 1947. ... Zbigniew Preisner (born May 20 in Bielsko-BiaÅ‚a, 1955) is one of Polands leading film score composers, best known for his work with director Krzysztof KieÅ›lowski. ... David Van Cortlandt Crosby (born August 14, 1941) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. ... Graham Nash on cover of his recording, Wild Tales, 1973 Graham William Nash (born February 2, 1942) is an English-born singer-songwriter known for his light tenor vocals and songwriting contributions in pop group The Hollies and folk-rock band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and as a photography collector... Robert Wyatt (born Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945, in Bristol) is an English musician, and a former member of the influential Canterbury scene band Soft Machine. ... The Hammond organ is an electric organ which was invented by Laurens Hammond in 1934 and manufactured by the Hammond Organ Company until the 1970s. ... Julian Miles Holland, OBE, DL (born 24 January 1958 in Blackheath, South East London) is an English virtuoso pianist, bandleader, television presenter, architectural eccentric and pop music enthusiast. ... Georgie Fame is a British R&B singer whose real name is Clive Powell. ... Andy Newmark is an American musician, best known as the drummer for influential funk band Sly & the Family Stone from 1973 to 1975. ... Brian John B.J. Cole (born 17 June 1946, Enfield, Middlesex) is a notable British pedal steel guitarist who is most famous for playing in the band Cochise. ... A pianist who played with The Who in their rock opera album Quadrophenia Among his many other musical credits, he also was featured on on the Leon Russell album Mad Dogs and Englishmen, as well as Eric Claptons late seventies solo album, Backless. ... Rado Bob Klose (born 1944; sometimes referred to as Bob Close or Brian Close in various publications) is a English musician and photographer. ... Leszek Mozdzer (left) with Lars Danielsson in Warsaw, July 31, 2004 Leszek Możdżer (b. ...


Gilmour toured Europe, US and Canada from March 10 to May 31 to promote On An Island. There were 10 shows in the US and Canadian leg of the tour. Pink Floyd alumnus Richard Wright, and frequent Floyd collaborators Dick Parry, Guy Pratt and Jon Carin also accompanied him on the tour. More shows were held in Europe during from July through August in 2006. Dick Parry is a saxophonist born in 1944. ... Guy Pratt is a well-known session bassist and also a songwriter, actor and comedian. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In a press release to promote the tour, David Gilmour stated:

"I'm rather hoping that with this tour announcement, people will believe me when I say, honestly, this is the only band I plan to tour with!".

On An Island peaked the UK charts by reaching number one. On April 10, 2006, the album was certified platinum in Canada, with sales of over 100,000 copies. The album also gave Gilmour his first US Top 10 album as a solo artist. is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Golden record” redirects here. ...


A video recording of a show from Gilmour's solo tour, entitled Remember That Night - Live At The Royal Albert Hall[12] was released on September 17, 2007. The double DVD, directed by David Mallet, contains over five hours of footage, including an on-the-road documentary and guest appearances by David Bowie and Robert Wyatt. The two and a half hour concert features band members Richard Wright of Pink Floyd, Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music, Steve DiStanislao on drums, and various Pink Floyd regulars such as Dick Parry, Guy Pratt and Jon Carin. The 20-page booklet accompanying the DVD, features over 80 photos selected from studio recording and touring. David Mallet (or Malloch) (~1705-1765) was a Scottish dramatist. ... Robert Wyatt (born Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945, in Bristol) is an English musician, and a former member of the influential Canterbury scene band Soft Machine. ... Roxy Music are an English art rock group founded in the early 1970s by art school graduate Bryan Ferry (vocals and keyboards). ...


The final show of David Gilmour's On an Island tour was held at the Gdansk Shipyard on August 26, 2006 and the performance will be released as a live album sometime in 2008. The concert was held before a huge crowd of 100,000, and marked the twenty-sixth anniversary of Poland's 1980 revolution. Whilst, the concert was notable for the inclusion of "A Great Day For Freedom" as part of the encores, Gilmour's official blog also mentions, tantalizingly, that "there will be one or two assorted extras thrown in for good measure..." on the upcoming live album.[13]


Musical style

Although mainly known for his guitar work, Gilmour is also a proficient multi-instrumentalist. He also plays bass guitar (which he did on some Pink Floyd tracks), keyboards, harmonica, drums (as heard on the Syd Barrett solo track "Dominoes", and other songs where he opted to play all the instruments) and lately, the saxophone.[14] A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A harmonica is a free reed wind instrument. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Roger Keith Syd Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) was an English singer, songwriter, guitarist, and artist. ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored musical instrument usually considered a member of the woodwind family. ...


In his early career with Pink Floyd Gilmour played a multitude of Fender Stratocasters. One of his popular guitar solos ("Another Brick in the Wall Part 2") was played on a Gibson Les Paul guitar.[15][16]. In 1996, Gilmour was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pink Floyd. In August 2006, Gilmour's solo on "Comfortably Numb" was voted the greatest guitar solo of all time in a poll by listeners of the digital radio station Planet Rock.[17] The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... The Wall Disc Two track listing Comfortably Numb is a song by the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd, which was released on the 1979 double album The Wall. ... Planet Rock is a digital radio station in the United Kingdom. ...


Personal life

Gilmour's first marriage was with Ginger and he had four children from this union, Alice (born 1976), Clare (born 1979), Sara (born 1981) and Matthew (born 1985). They originally attended a Waldorf School, but Gilmour called their education there "horrific".[18] He has four children from his second marriage to Polly Samson - Charlie (Samson's son with Heathcote Williams) whom Gilmour adopted and Joe, Gabriel and Romany. Charlie's voice can be heard on the telephone to Steve O'Rourke, at the end of The Division Bell. Waldorf Schools (also known as Steiner schools) state as their mission educating the whole child, with a strong emphasis on balancing the childs natural stages of development with creativity and academic excellence. ... Polly Samson, journalist and writer, was born in London in 1962 to a diplomatic correspondent father and a writer mother of Chinese descent (mother, Esther Cheo Ying, wrote a memoir Black County Girl In Red China, about her time serving as a Major in Mao Zedongs Red Army) . Following... Heathcote Williams (b. ...

David Gilmour CBE in November 2003
David Gilmour CBE in November 2003

Gilmour has been associated with various charity organisations. In May 2003, Gilmour sold his house in Little Venice to the ninth Earl Spencer and donated the proceeds worth £3.6 million to Crisis to help fund a housing project for the homeless. Apart from Crisis, other Charities to which Gilmour has lent support include Oxfam, the European Union Mental Health and Illness Association, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, The Lung Foundation, and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy. Image File history File links David_gilmour_CBE.jpg A press photograph of David Gilmour. ... Image File history File links David_gilmour_CBE.jpg A press photograph of David Gilmour. ... Maida Vale is a road in north-west London, and a district surrounding it. ... Charles Edward Maurice Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer, DL, (born May 20, 1964), is the second and only surviving son of Edward Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer by his first wife, the Honourable Frances Ruth Burke Roche (later Shand Kydd), daughter of Maurice Roche, the 4th Baron Fermoy. ... Greenpeace protest against Esso / Exxon Mobil. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Amnesty international Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is an international non-governmental organization which defines its mission as to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

David Gilmour in a break during the "Carrera Panamericana", in San Luis Potosi, Mexico
David Gilmour in a break during the "Carrera Panamericana", in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Apart from music, Gilmour is also an experienced pilot. Under the aegis of his company, Intrepid Aviation, he had amassed an impressive collection of historical aircraft. He later decided to sell the company, as his venture, which had started as a hobby was becoming too commercial for him to handle. In an interview to BBC, he stated: Intrepid Aviation is a company in England, founded by David Gilmour of the rock band, Pink Floyd, to own and operate his collection of historic aircraft. ...

Intrepid Aviation was a way for me to make my hobby pay for itself a little bit, but gradually over a few years Intrepid Aviation became a business because you have to be businesslike about it. Suddenly I found instead of it being a hobby and me enjoying myself, it was a business and so I sold it. I don't have Intrepid Aviation any more. I just have a nice old biplane that I pop up, wander around the skies in sometimes...[19]

Main musical equipment

The following is a list of equipment Gilmour either has used on his solo or Pink Floyd recordings, as well as on current or previous tours. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to everyday speech. ...


Guitars

  • Fender
    • Stratocaster
      • His main guitar, much modified over the years, is a (1970) black Stratocaster with black pickguard and white pickup covers and knobs, currently with a 1957 vintage re-issue maple neck. It also includes a small toggle switch that combines the neck and bridge pickups (Note this guitar was for brief time fitted with a kahler locking tremolo system, the system was subsequently un-installed and the removed wood filled with a replacement piece of timber and repainted to match as can be noted by close examination of the guitar behind its reinstalled Fender tremolo).
      • His main guitar for the post-Roger Waters era Pink Floyd tours in support of A Momentary Lapse of Reason, Delicate Sound of Thunder (dubbed "Another Lapse") and The Division Bell was a Red '57 reissue with a set of EMG active pickups with the EMG SPC and EXG controls fitted. On the "On An Island" tour it was used every night of the tour on "Shine On You Crazy Diamond".
      • Gilmour is the owner of Strat #0001. However, this is not the first Stratocaster ever made. It was last seen at the Strat Concert in Wembley Arena in 2004.
      • Cream coloured '57 reissue. Used at 1984 solo tour and at the early parts of the 1987-1990 tour. In the 1994 tour it was used as spare guitar. Tim Renwick played it with David and the rest of Pink Floyd at their Live 8 set.
      • '57 Lake Placid Blue. (Serial number #0040). Used at The Wall sessions.
      • Double-neck Stratocaster. Used live (1970-72).
      • White with white pickguard. Used in the late 1960s.
    • Telecaster
      • Blonde body with white pickguard. Used on the On an Island tour.
      • '59 Sunburst body with sunburst ash body and white pickguard. Used on Animals' recording sessions. Last seen on rehearsals during the On an Island tour.
      • '61 Telecaster used during The Wall recording sessions. Also used live in post-Waters era for "Run Like Hell". Last seen on the Syd Barrett memory concert in 2007.
      • 1960s brown-faded body. Used in the late 1960s.
      • 1960s blonde ash body with white pickguard. His main guitar during his first year with Pink Floyd.
    • Esquire
      • '55 Sunburst body aka "The workmate Tele". Neck pickup added. Used at the recording sessions for his first solo album, The Wall recording session and the following tour. Also seen when performing with Paul McCartney in the late 1990s.
    • Fender Bass VI. Used during The Wall recording sessions.
    • Fender Precision bass guitar
  • Gibson
    • A Gibson Les Paul Goldtop (P-90 pick-ups, Bigsby vibrato bridge)
    • Gibson EH150 Lap Steel guitar
    • Gibson "Chet Atkins" classical guitar
  • Gretsch Duo-Jet
  • Bill Lewis Guitar. Used at Meddle and Dark Side of the Moon recording sessions.
  • Gibson, Ovation, Takamine and Martin Acoustics
  • Taylor Guitars Acoustics
  • Jose Vilaplana nylon string guitar
  • Steinberger GL. His main guitar during A Momentary Lapse of Reason recording sessions.
  • Charvel Fretless Fender Precision style bass guitar. Used during The Wall recording sessions.
  • Music Man Fretless Stingray bass guitar. Used by Gilmour while running the house band at the 1991 Amnesty International concert, during Spinal Tap's performance on "Big Bottom." (All guitarists played bass on this song, and Gilmour played a solo.)
  • Red Jedsen (1977-tuned D-G-D-G-B-E for Shine On You Crazy Diamond Parts 6-9, 1987-2006: Tuned E-B-E-G-B-E) and Fender Lap Steel guitars

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Amplifiers

  • Hiwatt (main) DR 103 heads into WEM 4x12 cabinets loaded with Fane Crescendo speakers
  • Fender ‘56 Tweed Twin amp (used for smaller concerts)
  • Fender Twin Reverb combos
  • Fender Twin Reverb II 1983 105w heads
  • Mesa Boogie Mark II C+
  • Alembic F2-B bass preamp
  • Custom-built 'Doppola' rotating speakers (driven by the Hiwatt heads)
  • Gallien/Krueger 250ML combo amp
  • Selmer Stereomaster 100w
  • Maestro Rover rotating speaker
  • Leslie 147 rotating speaker cabinet
  • Marshall 1960 100w head
  • Yamaha RA-200 revolving speaker cabinet
  • Magnatone 280-A 50w combo
  • Alessandro Bluetick Coonhound High-End, 20w Tube Amp
  • Hiwatt SA212 combo

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Effects

  • Electro-Harmonix/Sovtek Big Muff
  • Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress
  • Electro-Harmonix Small Stone phaser
  • MXR Dyna-Comp (pre-Dunlop 'Script' logo)
  • MXR Phase 90 (Used for the famous "four note" Syd riff on Shine On Pts. I-V)
  • MXR Phase 100 (Used live during the 1977 in the flesh tour but removed early during tour)
  • MXR Noise Gate/Line Driver
  • MXR Digital Delay System II
  • Colorsound Power Boost
  • Demeter Compulator
  • Chandler Tube Driver
  • BK Butler Tube Driver
  • Boss CS-2 Compression Sustainer
  • Boss GE-7 EQ Pedal
  • Boss MZ-2 Digital Metalizer
  • Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal Distortion
  • Boss CE-3 Chorus
  • Boss SD-1 Overdrive
  • Boss DD-2 Digital Delay
  • Boss CE-2 Chorus
  • TC Electronics Booster+ (Line Driver/Distortion)
  • TC Electronic Sustain and Parametric Equalizer
  • TC Electronic Dual Parametric Equalizer
  • TC Electronics TC-2290 Dynamic Digital Delay
  • Pro Co RAT Distortion
  • Heil Talk box
  • Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face (BC-108 transistors)
  • Ibanez CP9 Compression Sustainer
  • Ibanez Tube Screamer
  • Ibanez TS10 Tubescreamer
  • Uni-Vox Univibe
  • Vox Wah-Wah pedal
  • Dunlop Cry Baby Wah-wah pedal
  • Binson Echorec II
  • Binson Echorec PE
  • Digitech Whammy
  • Ernie Ball Volume Pedal
  • Pete Cornish all tube Pedal Boards and Custom effects
  • Pete Cornish Soft Sustain
  • Pete Cornish P-1
  • Pete Cornish P-2
  • Pete Cornish G-2
  • Pete Cornish SS-3
  • Pete Cornish ST-2
  • Pete Cornish Line Driver
  • Pete Cornish Linear Boost
  • Pete Cornish Tape Echo Simulator (T.E.S)
  • Pete Cornish Custom Tube 6 Band EQ
  • EBow
  • Lexicon PCM70 Digital Effects Processor
  • Yamaha SPX-90 II Digital Effects Processors
  • Zoom multi effect
  • DigiTech ISP-33B Super Harmony pitch shifter
  • Dynacord CLS-222 Leslie simulator
  • Roland SDE 3000 digital delay

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Miscellaneous

  • Heil Talk box (used in "Keep Talking" and "Pigs (Three Different Ones)")
  • EMS Hi-Fli Prototype
  • EMS Synthi-AKS
  • EMS VCS3
  • GHS Boomer strings in a custom set 10-12-16-28-38-48
  • Herco Flex 75 plectrums (picks)
  • Cross-stitched leather guitar strap used by Jimi Hendrix and bought for David by Polly Samson as a 60th birthday present
  • Shaffer-Vega wireless system for The Wall concerts 1980-81 and his 1984 About Face tour
  • Pete Cornish wireless system for the 1987-96 live Gilmour appearances
  • Evidence Audio Cables

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Solo work

For his work with Pink Floyd, see Pink Floyd discography between 1968 and 1995.

This page lists Pink Floyd albums and singles, both official and unofficial, as well as various awards. ...

Albums

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Singles

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Filmography

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Collaborations and work for other artists

Year Artist Album / Work
1970 Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs
Syd Barrett Barrett
Ron Geesin and Roger Waters Give Birth to a Smile
1974 Unicorn Blue Pine Trees
1975 Roy Harper "The Game" from HQ
1978 Kate Bush Executive producer for two tracks in The Kick Inside
1979 Wings Back to the Egg
1980 Roy Harper "Playing Games", "You (The Game partII)", "Old Faces", "Short and Sweet" and "True Story" credited to Harper/Gilmour from the album "The Unknown Soldier". Gilmour credited as musician on album.
1982 Kate Bush "Pull Out The Pin" in The Dreaming
1983 Atomic Rooster Headline news
1984 Paul McCartney No More Lonely Nights in Give My Regards to Broad Street
1985 Supertramp Brother Where You Bound
Bryan Ferry "Is Your Love Strong Enough?" in Legend
Bryan Ferry Boys and Girls
Nick Mason and Rick Fenn "Lie for a Lie" (vocals) in Profiles
Pete Townshend "Give Blood" and "White City Fighting" in White City: A Novel "White City Fighting" credited to Townshend/Gilmour.
Arcadia So Red the Rose
The Dream Academy Co-produced The Dream Academy
Roy Harper and Jimmy Page Whatever Happened to Jugula?,"Hope" credited to Harper/Gilmour.
1986 Berlin Count Three and Pray
Pete Townshend lead guitar in Pete Townshend's Deep End Live!
1987 Dalbello "Immaculate Eyes" in she
1989 Kate Bush "Love and Anger" and "Rocket's Tail" in The Sensual World
Paul McCartney "We Got Married" in Flowers in the Dirt
Rock Aid Armenia Smoke on the Water in The Earthquake Album
Warren Zevon Transverse City
1990 Roy Harper "Once" in Once (w/Kate Bush on backing vocals)
1991 All About Eve "Are You Lonely" and "Wishing the Hours Away" in Touched by Jesus
1992 Elton John "Understanding Women", in The One
1993 Paul Rodgers "Standing Around Crying" in Muddy Water Blues: A Tribute to Muddy Waters
1996 The Who Quadrophenia (1996 Hyde Park concert)
1997 B. B. King "Cryin' Won't Help You Babe" in Deuces Wild
1999 Paul McCartney Run Devil Run
2003 Ringo Starr Ringo Rama
2004 Alan Parsons "Return to Tunguska" in A Valid Path
2005 Various artists "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)"
2006 Chris Jagger and Atcha Act of faith

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So Red The Rose is the platinum-selling album by Arcadia, which was released in 1985 -- the only album the band ever released. ... The Dream Academy were a 1980s folk rock and Dream Pop band from England, comprising singer/guitarist Nick Laird-Clowes, multi-instrumentalist (chiefly oboeist) Kate St John and keyboardist Gilbert Gabriel. ... The Dream Academy is The Dream Academys eponymous debut album, released in 1985, it was mainly produced by Pink Floyds David Gilmour and Nick Laird-Clowes. ... Roy Harper (born June 12, 1941), is an English rock singer-songwriter / guitarist who specialises in folk music. ... For the Scottish football (soccer) player, see Jimmy Page (footballer). ... This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Not to be confused with the band Anberlin. ... Count Three and Pray is an album by the New Wave band, Berlin, released in 1986. ... Pete Townshend (born Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend on 19 May 1945 in Chiswick, London), is an award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer, and writer. ... Lisa Dalbello (born 1958 in Woodbridge, Ontario) is a Canadian recording artist. ... Kate Bush (born 30 July 1958) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. ... The Sensual World is the sixth all-new studio album by Kate Bush, and the singers seventh album release in total. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer, and animal-rights activist. ... Flowers in the Dirt is Paul McCartneys comeback album, released in 1989. ... 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ONCE (pronounced ), or Organización Nacional de Ciegos Españoles (National Organization of the Spanish Blind), is a Spanish foundation founded on December 13, 1938 to raise funds with which to provide services for the blind and persons with serious visual impairment. ... All About Eve on Top Of The Pops in 1988. ... Touched by Jesus is the third studio album by All About Eve. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... This article is about the musician. ... The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. ... Alternate cover Original soundtrack version Quadrophenia is a double album released by The Who on October 19, 1973, one of the groups two full-scale rock operas. ... B. B. King (born Riley B. King on September 16, 1925) is an American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter. ... If you love me (with Van Morrison) - 5:48 The thrill is gone (with Tracy Chapman) - 5:00 Rock me baby (with Eric Clapton) - 6:38 Please send me someone to love (with Mick Hucknall) - 4:16 Baby I love you (with Bonnie Raitt) - 4:00 Aint nobody home... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer, and animal-rights activist. ... Run Devil Run is an album of mostly obscure 1950s rock and roll songs recorded and released by Paul McCartney in 1999. ... Richard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940), better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an Academy Award-winning English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ... Ringo Rama is the twelfth studio album by former Beatle Ringo Starr, first released in the United States on March 25 2003. ... 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References

  1. ^ David Gilmour Official Biography. Retrieved on 2007-12-02.
  2. ^ pp221-222 of A Saucerful Of Secrets: The Pink Floyd Odyssey.
  3. ^ a b Pink Floyd gives back. Retrieved on 2007-12-02.
  4. ^ Pink Floyd offered millions to tour. Retrieved on 2007-12-02.
  5. ^ Il requiem di David Gilmour "I Pink Floyd? Sono finiti"
  6. ^ No More Pink Floyd Ever
  7. ^ Arnold Layne chart position. Retrieved on 2007-12-04.
  8. ^ Rolling Stone 100 Greatest guitarist of all time. Retrieved on 2007-12-04.
  9. ^ David Gilmour Biography. Retrieved on 2007-12-04.
  10. ^ On an Island music charts. Retrieved on 2007-12-04.
  11. ^ Billboard 200. Retrieved on 2007-12-04.
  12. ^ David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) remembers that night on a 2DVD set
  13. ^ David Gilmour's Official Blog. Retrieved on 2007-12-08.
  14. ^ David Gilmour
  15. ^ David Gilmour | FAQs | Ask Phil | Official Site
  16. ^ Gilmour: Guitars & Gear
  17. ^ [1]
  18. ^ Daily Telegraph Article: "We Don't Need No Steiner Education"
  19. ^ Intrepid Aviation. Retrieved on 2007-12-05.
  20. ^ David Gilmour: October 2007 Archives

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NAME Gilmour, David
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SHORT DESCRIPTION British musician
DATE OF BIRTH March 6, 1946
PLACE OF BIRTH Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
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David Gilmour | Biography | Official Site (506 words)
David Gilmour was born on 6th March 1946 in Cambridge, the second child of Douglas Gilmour, a senior lecturer in Zoology at the University and Sylvia, a teacher.
David was asked to augment the Pink Floyd line up as the singer and guitarist in 1967, only for Syd to leave the group five gigs later, struggling with mental illness.
David Gilmour's position in the canon of rock guitar players can be construed from his headline billing at the 2004 Wembley concert celebrating 50 years of the Fender Stratocaster guitar.
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David Gilmour will be touring Europe (Royal Albert Hall among other places), the U.S.(New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and more..) and Canada from March 10 to May 31 to promote his new solo album "On An Island".
David Gilmour was born and raised in Cambridge in England.
Gilmour was asked to join Pink Floyd in January of 1968 and only months later, he assumed the role of the band's lead guitarist and shared lead vocal duties with Roger Waters.
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