Rock Flashback: Happy Birthday, David Gilmour
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At age 20, Gilmour tried making a living as a busker in Spain and France. Years later, he told a radio interviewer that he was so unsuccessful that he ended up hospitalized for malnutrition.
A song Gilmour wrote for his 1978 solo album was eventually turned into the Pink Floyd classic “Comfortably Numb.”
Since 1986, Gilmour has owned a houseboat, which he converted into a recording studio at anchor in the Thames River. Much of the last two albums released under the Pink Floyd name and his 2006 solo album (titled On an Island) were recorded there.
Gilmour has seven children with two wives, and also adopted his second wife’s first son.
Here’s a very cool acoustic version of “Wish You Were Here.”