David Gilmour
David Gilmour in the Live 8, 2005.
Background information
Birth name David Jon Gilmour
Born 6 March 1946 (age 70)
Cambridge, England
Genres Progressive rock, art rock, blues rock
Occupations Musician, singer, songwriter, producer, music programmer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1963-
Labels EMI Columbia, Harvest, Capitol, Columbia, Sony, EMI
Associated acts Pink Floyd
David Jon Gilmour (born 6 March 1946), is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.

In a career spanning more than 50 years, Gilmour is best known for his work as the guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd.

David Gilmour entered in the Pink Floyd in January 1968 as guitarist and co-lead vocalist in 1968, effectively as a replacement for founder Syd Barrett, who left the band shortly afterwards. Gilmour initially played the guitar and made the backing vocals in Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, and was lead vocalist in A Saucerful of Secrets.

During the production of the album, David Gilmour had an affair with singer Marianne Faithfull, Mick Jagger's partner at the time, who shared vocals of the song "Incarceration of a Flower Child" with Gilmour.

After the end of the relationship with Jagger and her divorce with John Dunbar, Faithfull started to dating with Gilmour.

Besides not getting married, David and Marianne had one son, Richard-Harris Gilmour.


Pink Floyd

See: Discography of Pink Floyd

Solo albums

  • 1978 - David Gilmour
  • 1984 - About Face
  • 2007 - Astoria
  • 2015 - Rattle That Lock