lunes, 6 de marzo de 2017

david Gilmour cumple 71 años


David Jon Gilmour, CBE (Reino Unido, 6 de marzo de 1946) es un músico, compositor y multiinstrumentista británico. Es conocido por ser el vocalista, guitarrista y compositor principal, junto a Roger Waters, de la banda de rock progresivo Pink Floyd, a la cual se unió tras el abandono de Syd Barrett en abril de 1968. Junto con su trabajo en esta banda, Gilmour ha colaborado en otras publicaciones como productor y ha estado envuelto activamente en ONG a lo largo de su carrera. En 2003 fue nombrado comendador de la Orden del Imperio Británico. En el último listado de los 100 mejores guitarristas, por la revista Rolling Stone, está posicionado en el decimocuarto lugar (entre Albert King y Freddy King), y en la octava posición de la lista "los 100 mejores guitarristas", de la revista Total Guitar. En 2006 la revista estadounidense Guitar World incluyó tres de sus canciones entre "los 100 mejores solos de todos los tiempos". En 1996 fue incluido en el Salón de la Fama del Rock and Roll como miembro de Pink Floyd, y en agosto de 2006, su solo en "Comfortably Numb" fue votado por los espectadores de la estación de radio Planet Rock como el mejor solo de guitarra de la historia jamás grabado. Su particular estilo, unido al inmenso éxito comercial y crítico de Pink Floyd han convertido a Gilmour en uno de los guitarristas más representativos e influyentes del panorama musical.

David Jon Gilmour, CBE (born 6 March 1946) is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He joined the progressive rock band Pink Floyd as guitarist and co-lead vocalist in 1968, effectively as a replacement for founder Syd Barrett, who left the band shortly afterwards. Pink Floyd subsequently achieved international success with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall. By the early 1980s, they had become one of the most critically acclaimed and best-selling acts in the history of popular music; it was estimated that by 2012 the band had sold over 250 million records worldwide, including 75 million units sold in the United States. Following the departure of another founder member, Roger Waters, Gilmour assumed leadership of Pink Floyd in 1985. In addition to his work with Pink Floyd, Gilmour has produced a variety of artists, for example the Dream Academy, and has had a solo career which has included four studio albums: David Gilmour, About Face, On an Island, and Rattle That Lock. As a member of Pink Floyd, he was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. In 2005, Gilmour was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to music. He was awarded with the Outstanding Contribution title at the 2008 Q Awards. In 2011, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 14 in their list of the greatest guitarists of all time. Additionally, Gilmour was voted number 36 in the greatest voices in rock by Planet Rock listeners in 2009. He has taken part in projects to promote international charities related to such subjects as animal rights, homelessness, poverty, environmentalism, wildlife conservation, human rights, and music therapy. He has married twice and is the father of eight children.