David Gilmour

Tapped by the psychedelic/progressive rock group Pink Floyd as a replacement for ailing founder Syd Barrett, guitarist David Gilmour soon became a key figure in the group's evolution from experimental musicians to ... Read more »
Born: 03/06/1945 in Cambridge, England, GB

Filmography

Music (14)

Everybody Wants Some!! 2016 (Movie)

("Fearless") (Song)

War Dogs 2016 (Movie)

("Wish You Were Here") (Song)

The Gambler 2014 (Movie)

("Time") (Song)

Swing Vote 2008 (Movie)

("Murder") (Song)

Swing Vote 2008 (Movie)

("Murder") (Song Performer)

Fierce People 2007 (Movie)

Turkish Chip Pan Trumpet (Performer)

The Departed 2006 (Movie)

("Comfortaby Numb") (Song)

The Triumph of Love 2002 (Movie)

guitar (Music)

Paul McCartney & Friends Live: PETA's Millennium Concert 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Secret Policeman's Third Ball 1987 (Movie)

("Running Up That Hill") (Song Performer)

Give My Regards to Broad Street 1984 (Movie)

guitarist("No More Lonely Nights") (Music)

Pink Floyd The Wall 1982 (Movie)

guitarist (Music)

Pink Floyd The Wall 1982 (Movie)

(Music Producer)

Pink Floyd The Wall 1982 (Movie)

("Young Lust" "Comfortably Numb" "Run Like Hell") (Song)
Actor (8)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2016 (Tv Show)

Performer

Manufacturing Dissent 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Paul McCartney: Live at the Cavern 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Les Paul: He Changed the Music 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Pete Townshend's Deep End 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret Policeman's Third Ball 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Echoes Pink Floyd 1971 (Movie)

Pink Floyd Band Member (Actor)

Biography

Tapped by the psychedelic/progressive rock group Pink Floyd as a replacement for ailing founder Syd Barrett, guitarist David Gilmour soon became a key figure in the group's evolution from experimental musicians to international superstars through significant contributions to the band's famed 1970s output, including Dark Side of the Moon (1972), Wish You Were Here (1975) and The Wall (1979). Acclaimed for his fiery guitar work, Gilmour sought equal footing with bassist Roger Waters in penning songs for Pink Floyd, but found himself increasingly stymied by Waters' controlling nature. He funneled some of his frustrations into a solo career, but tensions between Gilmour and Waters led to a band breakup in 1985 that remained unresolved for the better part of two decades. Gilmour took charge of Pink Floyd for much of this period, generating two hit records and subsequent world tours, before reuniting with Waters, keyboardist Rick Wright and drummer Nick Mason at London's Live 8 event in 2005. Their longstanding riff now over, Gilmour reunited with Waters on several occasions while enjoying newfound success with his first No. 1 solo album, On an Island, in 2006. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member as part of Pink Floyd in 1995, David Gilmour enjoyed a long, successful and well-respected music career that lasted over a half-century.

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