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David Gilmour

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom (1962 – present)

David Jon Gilmour, known as David Gilmour (born 6 March 1946 in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom) is an English musician and multi-instrumentalist, who was the guitarist, lead vocalist and one of the songwriters of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd.

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 (née Wilson), was a teacher and film editor who raised her family at Grantchester Meadows, later immortalised by a Roger Waters song on Pink Floyd’s Ummagumma. Gilmour and his siblings were encouraged by their parents in their musical abilities. Gilmour has a younger brother, Peter, who has been a guitarist for a slightly longer time than Gilmour. Gilmour attended The Perse School on Hills Road, Cambridge, which he “didn’t enjoy” but where he met future Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist Syd Barrett, along with bassist and vocalist Roger Waters who attended Cambridgeshire High School for Boys, also situated on Hills Road. In 1954, Gilmour bought his first single, Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock”. At age 13, Gilmour was given his first guitar, a Tatay, by his neighbour, Gilmour started learning how to play using a book and record set by Pete Seeger.

In September 1962, he studied modern languages to A-Level and, along with Syd Barrett, went to Cambridge Technical College. Despite not finishing the languages course, Gilmour would eventually become a fluent French speaker.

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  • talita_mendes

    <3

    25 May 7:47pm Reply
  • Opalescencia

    GOOOOOOORDDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    25 May 2:41pm Reply
  • SSBN623

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    24 Apr 6:10pm Reply
  • szcze_pan

    David Glamour

    17 Apr 1:41pm Reply
  • SSBN623

    big bear , i enjoyed . . . not one minute . . . don't try to chase a person who had just tied your bootlaces together . . . i don't offer free advice often thanx weasel

    16 Apr 4:59pm Reply
  • ashrafoe

    Love this man

    8 Apr 5:31am Reply
  • neblinarosa

    Excelente music, para mi, jamás pasará de moda

    17 Mar 2:52am Reply
  • Antorip

    Happy Birthday!! And just got the news of the new album, which will be released in September 2015... 'I'm excited' would be an understatement!.. Long Live Man..

    10 Mar 7:36pm Reply
  • StratkatBlue

    Have the best of birthdays David. Thanks for all the years of great music!

    6 Mar 5:46pm Reply
  • wwachowicz

    Happy Birthday!

    6 Mar 4:33pm Reply
  • nolteCOD

    Happy Birthday David!

    6 Mar 1:11pm Reply
  • Gramkos

    Happy Birthday David!!!!

    6 Mar 9:48am Reply
  • panpinkf

    Happy Birthday, David! [3]

    6 Mar 9:32am Reply
  • Anabellmagic

    Happy Birthday, David! [2]

    6 Mar 4:49am Reply
  • SadSpirits

    Happy birthday, David!

    5 Mar 9:45pm Reply
  • Pink_Floyd_RF

    New album and torunee! Great news!

    5 Mar 6:56pm Reply
  • Agallochy

    new album this fall! SO EXCITED!

    4 Mar 8:49pm Reply
  • SSBN623

    big bear , PO1 simon late of the sub service . . . please don't chase me once i have tied your boot laces . . . " did that huuurt ? "

    5 Feb 7:22pm Reply
  • floyddelarge

    Great, tender music in psychedelic way. It's mysterious and wonderfull melodies full of deep sense and really good lyrics. Besides it has lovely Gilmour's voice and perfect Gilmour's guitar solos. One of the best musicians ever

    3 Feb 1:35am Reply
  • scorps1234

    The greatest guitarist of all time. Man who inspires me to play the guitar again and again

    1 Feb 11:14am Reply
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