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David Jon Gilmour, CBE (born 6 March 1946), is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. Following the departure of Syd Barrett in 1968, Gilmour became the guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd.

Pink Floyd subsequently achieved international success with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall. By the early 1980s, they had become one of the most critically acclaimed and best-selling acts in the history of popular music; it was estimated that by 2012 the band had sold over 250 million records worldwide, including 75 million units sold in the United States.

In addition to his work with Pink Floyd, Gilmour has produced a variety of artists, for example the Dream Academy, and has had a solo career which has included four studio albums: David Gilmour, About Face, On an Island, and Rattle That Lock. In 2005, Gilmour was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to music. He was awarded with the Outstanding Contribution title at the 2008 Q Awards. In 2011, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 14 in their list of the greatest guitarists of all time. Additionally, Gilmour was voted number 36 in the greatest voices in rock by Planet Rock listeners in 2009.

He has taken part in projects to promote international charities related to such subjects as animal rights, homelessness, poverty, environmentalism, wildlife conservation, human rights, and music therapy. He has married twice and is the father of eight children.

 

Top Rated Albums

Live in Gdańsk
Live Album - 2008

 

About Face
Studio Album - 1984

 

Live in Concert
Other - 2002

 

Rattle That Lock
Studio Album - 2015

 

David Gilmour
Studio Album - 1978

 

In Concert
Video / Film - 2002

 

On an Island
Studio Album - 2006

 

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Birth Name

David Jon Gilmour

Instruments

Vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, saxophone

Origin

UK

Years active

1963–present

Genre

Date Born

Wednesday, March 6, 1946

City Born

Cambridge, England

Age

75

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