VOM ERSATZMANN ZUM BAND-BOSS: DAVID GILMOUR WURDE 75
- Mar 09, 2021
David Gilmour, co-lead singer and guitarist of Pink Floyd, turns 75 on March 6. When the musician joined the British Psychedelic and Progressive Rock pioneers in December 1967, he was intended at best a substitute player role. In the beginning, he was supposed to stand in for Sid Barrett, who was increasingly indisposed due to his drug use. But when Barrett was no longer able to play in the spring of 1968, Gilmour took over his function in the band structure as a musician. Singer and guitarist Roger Waters henceforth determined the development of Pink Floyd. Until 1972, the creative contribution of David Gilmour to the music of Pink Floyd was quite high - contributed his own songs or worked not infrequently as a co-author with Waters. From THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (1973), however, this was over. Waters became the sole composer and lyricist. It was only after Waters' departure that Gilmour came back into his own. He not only took over the songwriting on the last three Floyd albums A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON (1987), THE DIVISION BELL (1994) and THE ENDLESS RIVER (2014), but also became the leader of the band. Gilmour released four solo albums and is considered one of the most influential guitarists in Rock history.