David Gilmour

  • Birth Name: David Jon Gilmour
  • Birth Place: Grantchester Meadows, Cambridge, England
  • Profession: Rock musician
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  • Has sold, as part of Pink Floyd, over 74 million records and CDs in the U.S., and more than 200 million worldwide.
  • Acquired his first guitar at age 13, when a neighbor lent him his. He never returned it.
  • Learned to play guitar from a Pete Seeger guitar-instruction record and book. 
  • Met Syd Barrett, a founding member of Pink Floyd, during childhood in Cambridge .
  • Spent the summer of 1965 busking in the south of France with Syd Barrett.
  • Briefly worked as a model during the mid-1960s.
  • Recruited to Pink Floyd in 1968 to flesh out their sound; Syd Barrett left shortly thereafter.
  • Pink Floyd's classic 1973 LP Dark Side of the Moon remained on Billboard's Top 200 (U.S.) album chart for a record-setting 14 years.
  • Discovered and mentored British chanteuse Kate Bush.
  • Released his first solo album, David Gilmour, in 1978. 
  • Feuded with Floyd bandmate Roger Waters after Waters quit the group in 1985 and sued Gilmour and the other members over the rights to the Pink Floyd name; they later settled.
  • Awarded the CBE (Commander in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in 2003 for services to music. 
  • Inducted with Pink Floyd in 1996 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Hired the Australian Pink Floyd (a tribute band) to play his 50th birthday party.
  • Learned to play saxophone in his mid-50s after his son Charlie expressed an interest in the instrument; they took lessons from the same teacher. 
  • Sold his London home in 2003 and donated the entire amount (3.6 million pounds) to the homeless charity Crisis; he later served as the organization's vice president.
  • Donated all royalties to charity when Pink Floyd sales spiked following the group's memorable Live 8 reunion in 2005.
  • Once watched The Wizard of Oz while listening to Dark Side of the Moon to check the alleged synchronicity between the two. It didn't make much sense to him.


  • Virginia 'Ginger' Hasenbein — Wife
  • Sara — Daughter
  • Romany — Daughter
  • Peter Gilmour — Brother
  • Sylvia Gilmour — Mother
  • Douglas Gilmour — Father
  • Matthew — Son
  • Gabriel — Son
  • Polly Samson — Wife
  • Catherine Gilmour — Sister
  • Alice — Daughter
  • Charlie — Stepson
  • Joe — Son
  • Clare — Daughter
  • Mark Gilmour — Brother


  • Attended Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology, Cambridge, England

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