David Gilmour

Born Mar 6, 1946

David Jon Gilmour, CBE is an English musician and multi-instrumentalist, who is the guitarist, lead singer and songwriter of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. It is estimated that as of 2010, the group have sold over 250 million records worldwide, including 74.5 million units sold in the United States. In addition to his work with Pink Floyd, Gilmour has worked as a producer for a variety of artists, and has enjoyed a successful career as a solo artist.… Read More

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1946 Birth David Jon Gilmour was born on 6 March 1946, in Cambridge, England. … Read More
1954 8 Years Old Gilmour's parents encouraged him to pursue his interest in music, and in 1954 he bought his first single, Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock". … Read More
1956 10 Years Old At the time of Gilmour's birth they lived in Trumpington, Cambridgeshire, but in 1956, after several relocations, the couple moved their family to Grantchester Meadows.


1962 16 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1962, Gilmour began studying A-Level modern languages at Cambridge Technical College. … Read More
1965 19 Years Old In August 1965, Gilmour busked around Spain and France with Barrett and some other friends, performing songs by the Beatles. … Read More


1967 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Gilmour travelled to France in mid-1967 with Rick Wills and Willie Wilson, formerly of Jokers Wild. … Read More
1975 29 Years Old Gilmour's first marriage was to American-born model and artist Virginia "Ginger" Hasenbein, on 7 July 1975. … Read More


1978 32 Years Old By the late 1970s, Gilmour began to think that his musical talents were being underused by Pink Floyd, so in 1978 he channelled his ideas into the eponymous solo album, David Gilmour, which showcased his guitar playing and songwriting skills. … Read More
1985 39 Years Old …  Following the departure of another founding member, Roger Waters, Gilmour assumed leadership of Pink Floyd in 1985. … Read More


1986 40 Years Old 1 More Event
When he returned from touring, Gilmour played guitar with a range of artists, and also produced the Dream Academy, who had a US top ten hit with "Life in a Northern Town" in 1986. … Read More
1987 41 Years Old Gilmour assumed full control of the group and produced A Momentary Lapse of Reason in 1987, with some contributions from Mason and Richard Wright.
1994 48 Years Old In 1994, he married novelist, lyricist and journalist Polly Samson. … Read More


2003 57 Years Old Gilmour has been associated with various charity organisations. In May 2003, Gilmour sold his house in Little Venice to the ninth Earl Spencer and donated the proceeds worth £3.6 million to Crisis to help fund a housing project for the homeless. … Read More
2005 59 Years Old On 2 July 2005, Gilmour played with Pink Floyd—including Roger Waters—at Live 8. … Read More


On 3 February 2006, he announced in an interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica that Pink Floyd would most likely never tour or write material together again. … Read More
On 25 May 2009, he participated in a concert at the Union Chapel in Islington, London. … Read More
2010 64 Years Old 1 More Event
On 11 July 2010, Gilmour gave a performance for the charity Hoping Foundation with Roger Waters in Oxfordshire, England. … Read More
2011 65 Years Old In 2011, Rolling Stone placed Gilmour at number 14 in a list of the hundred greatest guitarists of all time.
2014 68 Years Old 1 More Event
Graham Nash and Phil Taylor, Gilmour's guitar technician, both stated that Gilmour was currently working on a new studio album to be completed during 2014, featuring Nash along with his long-time collaborator David Crosby. … Read More
On 4 March 2015, Gilmour announced a tour of the UK and Europe planned from September to October 2015, his first live tour in nine years, coinciding with the release of his fourth solo studio album. … Read More
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