TSK Laboratory. Home encyclopedia of music collections.
David Gilmour

David Gilmour

DAVID GILMOUR is best known for his distinctively spacy, atmospheric guitar work for PINK FLOYD. Born March 6, 1944 in Cambridge, England, Gilmour was well acquainted with the members of PINK FLOYD when they asked him to join their band to supplement the guitar work of the increasingly erratic SYD BARRETT. When Barrett's mental breakdown made it impossible for him to continue with the group, Gilmour became a permanent contributing member in time for their second album, 1968's A Saucerful of Secrets.

Gilmour has recorded two solo albums during periods of PINK FLOYD inactivity 1978's moody David Gilmour and 1984's more melodic About Face, the latter after the breakup of the ROGER WATERS-led lineup. Beginning in 1987, Gilmour has assumed leadership of a reconstituted version of PINK FLOYD with RICK WRIGHT and NICK MASON, as well as lending his guitar to a number of other artists' records, notably KATE BUSH and BRYAN FERRY. Steve Huey.

:

:

:

:

Web