Happy Birthday David Gilmour. Singer, songwriter and lead guitarist of former Pink Floyd turns 66 today. This is also the anniversary of the release of his latest solo album, On an Island . Guest performers include Graham Nash, David Crosby and late PF keyboardist Richard Wright. The album entered the UK charts at #1, the first for Gilmour outside of Pink Floyd.
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I do love the way he makes that guitar sing!
Legend . . .
His vocal cords have been nicely maintained too, he sounds great for 60!
Happy Birthday, to a true legend in the music world!
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Thanks Rajini Rao. #davidgilmour has still got it. I mentioned in another thread, I’m a Floyd purist, i.e., not a big fan after Waters left. However, I still appreciate their talent, individually or together. #rogerwaters will play Wrigley Field this summer.
Happy Birthday 175th to Chicago as well. March 4, 1837.
Gilmour rocks in a real sense. A legend and a hall of famer. Fantastic guitar player who churns out beautiful melodies. 60 is still young as a rocker nowadays. 🙂
Remember the Laser Light shows with Dark Side of the Moon? I can’t find the words to describe how fantastic they were.
Gnotic Pasta I think I have all of the albums with Sid Barrett, just nothing after Waters left. Feisal Kamil, love Meddle. It’s a shame most people only know The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon.
What’s up with the missing “S”, Gnotic Pasta ?
In my opinion, DG is one of the most talented musicians of his generation. His guitar skills are beyond amazing…and I preferred his voice to Roger Waters.
Happy B-Day and many more. You have given me untold enjoyment with your music. Always amazing
Gnotic Pasta Absolutely. I think that Waters was more of the creative force behind Pink Floyd. I wasn’t aware of that work. I’ll have to check iTunes!
Gnotic Pasta You rock!!! Thanks!
Gnotic Pasta , love that album..especially the title track 🙂
What has not been mentioned yet are the superb PF lyrics. Words mean a great deal to me, just as much as music. No amount of guitar magic can hide banal lyrics. Growing up, I was entranced by the power of their poetry: Time (You run and you run to catch up with the sun but it’s sinking, Racing around to come up behind you again). Since this is a Gilmour tribute, I should mention Learning to Fly : “Can’t keep my mind from the circling sky, Tongue-tied and twisted, just an earthbound misfit, I”).
You could say that the era where an album has a real start and finish has faded. The socio-political aspects woven into the poetry of Animals is beauty and genius.
Gnotic Pasta I could talk all day too about Floyd. Rajini Rao did it again. Must escape back to work!
Chad Haney , same here. Sneaking peeks at G+ just before attending a weighty job seminar 🙂
Chad Haney I totally agree with you on the death of the CONCEPT of an album (largely due to the overwhelming popularity of digital distribution).
Album art, lyric sheets all added to my experience listening to albums as a young kid…but single-serving music offerings also take away from the artist providing a full EXPERIENCE (based on song sequence, transitions, etc..).
I couldn’t imagine being as impacted by SGT Peppers or Abbey Road (or MOST Pink Floyd albums) by downloading a song at a time.
Dano DeBroux , I seem to recall a group (forget who) refusing to allow their songs to be sold piece meal on iTunes because they insisted that the entire album constituted the real listening experience.
Rajini Rao I’m not completely sure, but I know think it was Metallica for some reason. The irony is that they grew in popularity originally by “allowing” bootleg cassettes from their concerts.
It’s tough watching all of my old rock heroes get old. When you’re young you feel like they will be around forever.
Mike Mackin I agree. I hate to sound like the “old guy” (since I’m only in my thirties), but where are the understudies or torch carriers for the likes of David Gilmour?
Gilmour’s Breakfast: a great tribute band based in New England
Do you have a recommended link to any of their music, Elan Riesman ? Thanks.
Oh WOW, Feisal Kamil , I forgive you for your tulip and chilli jokes (shhh, LOL!). Sonnet 18 sung by Gilmour deserves a post all its own. Thank you.
Never forget the 1st time I heard this, I was outside with my telescope at night. Froze me in my tracks, I looked up in wonder at the stars!
Lucky you, Mike Phillips . Star gazing with Pink Floyd (well, Gilmour) probably rivals their laser displays.
Thank you so much Rajini Rao for sharing; your posts are uber cool! I’m off to Amazon…
I bought this fairly soon after it was released. If it’s possible to wear out a DVD, I’m going to do it. It’s terrific. Some great “play to” songs.