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David Gilmour

David Gilmour

A key element to Pink Floyd‘s sound, both as a vocalist and instrumentalist, David Gilmour hasn’t been a regular presence as a solo artist. Still, his occasional albums have tended to focus on the band’s more accessible side, and always showcase his distinctive guitar voicings — ensuring that they will resonate with fans. He has collaborated over the years with Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, David Crosby and Graham Nash, while producing the Dream Academy and his former bandmate Syd Barrett, among others. Along the way, Gilmour’s solo work has informed, and echoed, his career with Pink Floyd. The guitarist demoed a song for his 1978 self-titled debut that became Floyd’s ‘Comfortably Numb,’ and also collaborated on that album with Roy Harper — who sang ‘Have a Cigar’ on 1975’s ‘Wish You Were Here.’ Gilmour’s follow up ‘About Face’ was co-produced by Bob Ezrin, after he served in the same capacity for ‘The Wall‘ sessions. ‘On an Island’ featured Rick Wright and Bob Klose, who’d both worked with Pink Floyd, as well.

Kevin Westenberg
Kevin Westenberg

David Gilmour’s ‘Live at Pompeii’ Movie Schedules One-Night-Only Theatrical Screening

David Gilmour fans are getting a one-night-only opportunity to attend theatrical screenings of the former Pink Floyd guitarist's historic performances in Pompeii.

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MJ Kim, Getty Images

Roger Waters and Nick Mason Say They’d Reunite With David Gilmour as Pink Floyd for Glastonbury Show

Roger Waters and Nick Mason said they would be willing to reunite as Pink Floyd for a performance at the Glastonbury music festival.

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David Gilmour or Roger Waters: Who Rocked ‘Comfortably Numb’ the Best?

Roger Waters and David Gilmour earned co-writing credits – and traded vocals – on this song, so it only makes sense that they'd both return to it for their solo sets.

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Watch David Gilmour’s Return to Pompeii

In 1971, Pink Floyd used Pompeii's amphitheater as the site of their landmark concert film. Last night, David Gilmour came back to the venue as a solo artist.

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Dailymotion

Watch David Gilmour Play Pink Floyd’s ‘One of These Days’ for the First Time in More Than 20 Years

David Gilmour started a new round of European tour dates on June 25 in Poland, and brought a Pink Floyd song out of the vaults for the occasion.

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10 Years Ago: David Bowie Joins David Gilmour Onstage at London’s Royal Albert Hall

The Thin White Duke sat in with the Pink Floyd guitarist in what would be his last-ever performance in the U.K.

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YouTube

Watch David Gilmour Mash Up Pink Floyd and Prince

Add David Gilmour to the list of those remembering Prince in song, though he did so with a twist.

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MJ Kim / Larry Busacca, Getty Images

David Gilmour Joined by David Crosby at First U.S. Show

David Gilmour got some vocal help from David Crosby as his North American tour began.

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Kevin Westenberg
Kevin Westenberg

David Gilmour to Play Pompeii Concerts, 45 Years After Pink Floyd’s Historic Show

Pink Floyd famously shot 'Live at Pompeii' in October 1971 without an audience.

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When David Gilmour Launched His Post-Pink Floyd Solo Tour Behind ‘On an Island’

David Gilmour's 'On an Island' felt like a self-consciously laid-back attempt to scale down from his work with Pink Floyd.

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