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#1 angusyoungfan

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Posted 09 August 2003 - 10:02 AM

Hello and welcome to legends number 23 smile.gif This week it is the guitarist of Pink Floyd yes thats right Mr Dave Gilmour So no more waiting for those fans here it is smile.gif


David Jon Gilmour was born on 6th March, 1946. He was the lead guitarist in with the pshychadelic Rock outfit Pink Floyd and has a distinctive style featuring Echoes , deleays and Distorted sustain . He joined the band in 1968 after he had established himself as a guitarist and vocalist in the group " The Joker Wild " . Roger Waters had hired him in order to support Syd Barrett Roger's idea was that Syd would continie writing the songs but Dave would play them live but it was not to be and soon Syd left leaving Dave who of course took over the role of guitarist and also took over seom singign and writing .

Right up to the phenomonal " Dark Side Of The Moon " album Dave was also writing his own songs but from there to " The Final Cut " Roger Waters took over in the lyrics department . Dave made up for this by producing some excellent Guitar and production work on all the those albums most noticably " SHine On You Crazy Diamond " ( From " Wish You Were Here " ) and " Comfortably Numb " ( from " The Wall " ) . He also did a large amount of the vocals in Pink Floyd and many say that he has the best singing voice in the band .

But Dave has not only received success from The Floyd oh no his solo efforts have done well with his self titled debut reaching number 29 and the follow up solo album " About Face " hitting number 32 in the charts .

But Pink Floyd didn't seem as steady as it had once seemed and Roger Waters decuded to leave the band , Nick Mason and Dave tried continued and released a record under the Pink Floyd name . But waters thought the name was best layed to rest and sued them over the usage of the name " Pink Floyd " .The two parties eventually reached a settlement thought before the matter ever reached court .

Meanwhile , Pink Floyd did not die . Their first post-waters release , " A Momentary Lapse Of Reason " went on to become a major sucess . And in 1995 several years off the group released " The Division Bell " followed by a live recording from this tour their most recent release " Pulse " .

Althougth Pink Floyd are no longer a band their music still comes through in many of the bands nowadays who have been influenced by the band's sound style etc their music will never die and it seems that the fans love for the band won't either so we thank the Floyd for their inspiration smile.gif


The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn:1967

A Saucerful Of Secrets:1968

More (Original Soundtrack Album):1969


Zabriskie point ( Original Soundtrack Album):1970

Atom Heart Mother:1970



Obscured By Clouds (Music From The Film " The Valley " ):1972

Darm Side Of The Moon:1973

A Nice Pair:1973

Wish you Were Here:1975


The Wall:1979

A Collection Of Great Dance Songs:1981

The Final Cut:1983


A Momentary Lapse Of Reason:1987

Live-Delicate Sound Of Thunder:1988

Shine On (8cd Box Set):1992

The Division Bell:1994


Zabriskie Point (Original Soundtrack Album)-Deluxe Edition:1997


List Of Sources: www.alltheweb.com / www.msn.com / www.yahoo.com / www.google.com . / www.dogpile.com / www.pinkfloydonline.com / www.music.lycos.com / http://allalive.nm.ru/gilmour / http://utopia.knowar...pfloyd/pictures / http://www.eyesyte.co.uk

And there you have it are you happy now !!!! smile.gif

Anyway Until next Week smile.gif

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Posted 09 August 2003 - 10:04 AM

dman gilmour is just one of the coolest cats in history!!!

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Posted 09 August 2003 - 10:08 AM

Wow ................... I always liked his style .,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,he was a true genius and pioneer.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,thanx for the info I appreciate it...................PEAC EOUT
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Posted 09 August 2003 - 11:50 AM

Was good but I found it very very short sad.gif

And also... "darm" side of the moon? biggrin.gif

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Posted 09 August 2003 - 12:02 PM

Gilmor should never be read about, only listened to. Nevertheless, good choice, its always good to see a new Legends posted. It's like coffee after dinner, the staple constant of GTU.
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Posted 17 August 2003 - 09:37 AM

ohh cool!! howd i miss this??

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Posted 17 August 2003 - 10:45 AM

The guitar solo the last half of Lost For Words from Division Bell is the most sublime guitar I know, purely peacful beauty.

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Posted 30 September 2003 - 03:57 PM

i think gilmour has one of my fave guitar tones EVER!!!!!!! mmmmm tasty

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Posted 30 September 2003 - 07:05 PM

I'll just let my sig hang out here for a while... ph34r.gif

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Posted 01 October 2003 - 01:01 AM

Gilmour was the player that made me pick up the guitar for the first time. He has incredible tone and knows when not to play anything. Its sad that i'll never get to see the floyd play live..... i was born in the wrong decade!
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Posted 01 October 2003 - 01:33 AM

QUOTE (benny2707 @ Oct 1 2003, 09:01 AM)
Gilmour was the player that made me pick up the guitar for the first time. He has incredible tone and knows when not to play anything. Its sad that i'll never get to see the floyd play live..... i was born in the wrong decade!

you'll have to do what i do, and buy a DVD instead!!!

i think the world is ready for another guitar hero.............ME!!

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Posted 03 October 2003 - 11:12 AM

David Gilmour is one of my favs. He had amazing tone, his vibrato was incredible and he played with so much emotion. And the guy could tear it up when he wanted to. Maybe not at a Satriani or Yngwie pace, but he was still good.

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Posted 03 October 2003 - 10:35 PM

Dave is still around; and we're still expecting great things from him. About the
Pink Floyd's come back with roger Waters, i think that's impossible. sad.gif

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Posted 05 November 2003 - 06:41 PM

David Gilmour is super cool !!
He's one of my favourite guitarists and his sound is just something else.
No comparison, simply unique !!
Shine On You Crazy Diamond is beautiful... and one of my favourite Floyd songs.
If anyone has the DSOTM DVD, there are lovely parts on it, where Dave plays bits of songs... it's wonderful.

Shine On David Gilmour !!! smile.gif

(and hopefully they'll tour someday... )

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Posted 23 January 2004 - 08:04 PM

Gilmour is a an awesome guitarist, though I didn't find his solo stuff quite as impressive. I'm more into Roger Waters...The Waters era was Floyd's best, and 'Amused to Death', 'Radio KAOS', and "The Pro's and Con's of Hitchhiking' are all amazing albums.

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Posted 09 September 2004 - 04:33 PM

That's true that guitarists as Joe Satriani or Steve Vai play faster than him, but I think a guitarist is more than that. Dave is the best guitar player of all time!!!
My favorites: Wish You Were Here, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Time, Comfortably Numb (from PULSE, impressive), High Hopes, Lost For Words (one of the best acoustic I ever heard...), etc...

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 02:06 AM

Absolute genius. Another of the ones playing this Friday; I can't wait smile.gif
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Posted 25 September 2004 - 12:56 AM

What about his self titled solo album. That is gold!!!!!!!! It was recorded between Animals and The wall, so he was a busy boy at the end of the 70's. He also played with Paul Mcartney recently.

Edited by jammin man, 25 September 2004 - 01:00 AM.

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 05:42 PM

Absolutley my favorite player hands down. Great tone. The best phrasing I've ever heard. Never a note too many, and always exactly the right ones. As tommeh said.. tasty!

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 04:15 PM

Gilmour is the god of tone and one of the best guys at soloing. I love Gilmour and his guitar playing is phenominal.
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