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09 March 2010

Happy b-day, Mr. Gilmour

David Jon Gilmour was born in March 6th, 1946, in Cambridge, England. There he was brought up and had his first musical experiences. In 1965, already being a poly student in London, he met Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason, and Syd Barret, and when the latter couldn't go on with his group, David came in. Pink Floyd's definitive formation was set up.

For almost 20 years he had helped Mason, Waters and Wright to design the sound which has reached the highest point in Music history. Pink Floyd's masterpiece The Dark Side Of The Moon has remained over 15 years among the most sold albums.

After Roger Water's departure in 1984, David inherited the role of frontman, which he played masterly, though discreetly. In 1995, the band went for their world tour P.U.L.S.E., which broke all the records in size, production and income.

Since 2002, David Gilmour has been dedicating his time for his solo carreer. After having released a very well received solo album in 2005, he started his tour, having in his band Pink Floyd's keyboard player Richard Wright.

Apart from his musical life, Gilmour is also an activist. But, unlike most celebrities, all his actions in that sense are taken in discretion. Thus, he has helps many NGOs and communities, and for his musical and humanitarian contributions, Queen Elizabeth II has awarded him with the title of SIR.

David Gilmour is considered one of the greatest guitarists ever not because his vituosity or precision, but for his feeling and touch. With just a couple of notes he's able to make anyone get goose bumps.

Thanks to my dad, I've listened to Pink Floyd all my life, but David Gilmour started influence me effectively only when I started play the guitar. His music reaches anyone. You can be a rock hater, you will like Gilmour. You can be a Pagode lover, you will like Gilmour. For everything that his model as a person and as a musician have given me, I wish Mr. David Gilmour happy birthday!

posted by Renan C. Ferreira at 3:38:00 PM


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