David Gilmour

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
David Gilmour
David Gilmour in Munich July 2006-ed-.JPG
David Gilmour in concert in Munich, Germany on 29 July 2006
Background information
Birth nameDavid Jon Gilmour
Born6 March 1946
Cambridge, England
OriginCambridge, England
GenresRock, progressive rock
OccupationsMusician, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Years active1963-present
Associated actsPink Floyd
WebsiteDavidGilmour.com
Notable instruments
Fender Stratocaster

David Jon Gilmour CBE (born 6 March 1946)[1] is an English musician. He was born in Cambridge. He is most famous for being a guitarist, singer and songwriter in the rock band Pink Floyd. Along with being in Pink Floyd, he has worked as a record producer for other musicians. Gilmour has also recorded and released albums as a solo performer.

Gilmour has always been active with many different charities. He was appointed CBE in 2003 for services to both music and for his charity work.

In 1996, Gilmour was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pink Floyd.

In 2003, Gilmour was listed at number 82 in Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" [2]

Discography[change | change source]

  • David Gilmour (1978)
  • About Face (1984)
  • On an Island (2006)
  • Live in Gdańsk (2008)

Notes[change | change source]

  1. "David Gilmour Official Biography". Retrieved 2007-12-02.
  2. "Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".