Everyone has a musician(s) that have had huge significance in their life. For me, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour would be one of them. Not only was he Pink Floyd’s guitarist but HE WAS Pink Floyd’s guitarist! As cliché as it is, Dark Side Of The Moon was a game changer for me. Not only did I want to learn to play the album on the guitar but I wanted to play it just like David Gilmour did (moves and everything). While I enjoyed and studies this record it wasn’t until I dug deeper into Pink Floyd’s discography that I truly discovered my inner musician and my love for the band and the man. I’ll always remember the moment I got my hands on the album “Meddle”. I remember laying in bed with my disc man and headphones and pushing play. Wow. I was taken away by the sound this band had created. The perfect concept album if you ask me. Some might argue otherwise but I’ve always stood firmly to my belief that Meddle is the greatest Pink Floyd record of all time. While it may not be the classic “Gilmour sound” it may very well embody all of his skills and vision that has made him one of the most important guitarists of all time. Today David Gilmour turns 68 years old and tonight I will be 17 all over again as I listen to Meddle and look back at the wonderful times he has brought to my life, so far!
Happy Birthday David Gilmour.
Big influence for me too. Happy Birthday David. Hoping for many more.