Happy Birthday David Gilmour.

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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30 Responses to Happy Birthday David Gilmour.

  1. Lars Fosdal says:

    I do love the way he makes that guitar sing!

  2. Rajini Rao says:

    His vocal cords have been nicely maintained too, he sounds great for 60!

  3. Gregory Esau says:

    Happy Birthday, to a true legend in the music world!

  4. khan as says:

    What is aim of this Introduction?

  5. Chad Haney says:

    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.

  6. Tom Lee says:

    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. 🙂

  7. Chad Haney says:

    Remember the Laser Light shows with Dark Side of the Moon? I can’t find the words to describe how fantastic they were.


  8. Chad Haney says:

    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 ?

  9. Dano DeBroux says:

    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.

  10. Happy B-Day and many more. You have given me untold enjoyment with your music. Always amazing

  11. Dano DeBroux says:

    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!

  12. Dano DeBroux says:

    Gnotic Pasta You rock!!! Thanks!

  13. Rajini Rao says:

    Gnotic Pasta , love that album..especially the title track 🙂

  14. Rajini Rao says:

    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”).

  15. Chad Haney says:

    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.

  16. Chad Haney says:

    Gnotic Pasta I could talk all day too about Floyd. Rajini Rao did it again. Must escape back to work!

  17. Rajini Rao says:

    Chad Haney , same here. Sneaking peeks at G+ just before attending a weighty job seminar 🙂

  18. Dano DeBroux says:

    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.

  19. Rajini Rao says:

    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.

  20. Dano DeBroux says:

    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.

  21. Mike Mackin says:

    It’s tough watching all of my old rock heroes get old. When you’re young you feel like they will be around forever.

  22. Dano DeBroux says:

    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?

  23. Elan Riesman says:

    Gilmour’s Breakfast: a great tribute band based in New England

  24. Rajini Rao says:

    Do you have a recommended link to any of their music, Elan Riesman ? Thanks.

  25. Rajini Rao says:

    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.

  26. 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!

  27. Rajini Rao says:

    Lucky you, Mike Phillips . Star gazing with Pink Floyd (well, Gilmour) probably rivals their laser displays.

  28. Thank you so much Rajini Rao for sharing; your posts are uber cool! I’m off to Amazon…

  29. Al Risden says:

    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.

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