Posted 09 August 2003 - 10:02 AM
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
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
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 !!!!
Anyway Until next Week
SRV One Heart One Soul One True Legend
Posted 09 August 2003 - 10:08 AM
Posted 01 October 2003 - 01:33 AM
you'll have to do what i do, and buy a DVD instead!!!
i think the world is ready for another guitar hero.............ME!!
Posted 05 November 2003 - 06:41 PM
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 !!!
(and hopefully they'll tour someday... )
Posted 23 January 2004 - 08:04 PM
Posted 09 September 2004 - 04:33 PM
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...
Posted 25 September 2004 - 12:56 AM
Edited by jammin man, 25 September 2004 - 01:00 AM.
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