Pink Floyd announces first new album in 20 years

Pink Floyd announces first new album in 20 years

LONDON, July 7 (UPI) --Pink Floyd will release new album "The Endless River" in October, 20 years after their last record, "The Division Bell."
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Wedding bells for Paul McCartney

LONDON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Former Beatle Paul McCartney married New York businesswoman Nancy Shevell in a London registry office Sunday in front of about a dozen witnesses.

Guitarist's son charged for protest action

LONDON, March 25 (UPI) -- The son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour will stand trial for an alleged attack on a convoy carrying Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, officials said.

Pink Floyd member's son charged in protest

LONDON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour was arrested Sunday for grabbing the Union Jack to climb a monument during protests in London.
Pink Floyd guitarist releases live album

Pink Floyd guitarist releases live album

LONDON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- British rocker David Gilmour recalls his 2006 concert in Gdansk, Poland, as "a great, great show," which is why he's preserved it on CD and DVD.

Pink Floyd musician Wright dead at 65

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Pink Floyd founding member and keyboardist Rick Wright has died of cancer at the age of 65, his family said Monday.

'Dark Side' cover was a unanimous decision

LONDON, April 20 (UPI) -- Internal rivalries splintered the British rock group Pink Floyd, but its members unanimously agreed on the "Dark Side of the Moon" cover, an artist says.

Pink Floyd almost reunites at tribute

LONDON, May 11 (UPI) -- British rockers Pink Floyd gathered to honor their late bandmate Syd Barrett, but the concert in London stopped short of a true reunion.

Gilmour to honor former Pink Floyd partner

LONDON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Musician David Gilmour is set to honor the memory of late guitarist Syd Barrett, who he once worked with in the British rock band Pink Floyd.

Unsafe Venice stage stops Gilmour concerts

VENICE, Italy, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Two concerts from Pink Floyd star David Gilmour in Venice, Italy, were rescheduled this weekend after the stage was found to be unsafe for use.

Pink Floyd members discuss reforming

LONDON, July 5 (UPI) -- During the London launch party of Pink Floyd's DVD "Pulse: Live," the three members who are still on friendly terms discussed the possibility of reuniting.

Jimmy Buffett is 'most requested' event

LOS ANGELES, July 5 (UPI) -- Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band's U.S. concert tour was the "most requested event" in the first half of 2006, Ticketmaster said.
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David Gilmour
David Gilmour of Pink Floyd (L) and Pete Townshend of The Who, perform during the Live 8 Concert in Hyde Park in London, England July 2, 2005. The concert, held simultaneously in many cities around the world including Paris, Berlin, Philadelphia and Rome, is intended to call attention to world poverty ahead of next week's G8 meeting in Scotland. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)

David Jon Gilmour, CBE (born 6 March 1946) is an English rock musician, best known as the lead guitarist, one of the lead singers and one of the main songwriters in the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. 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. Gilmour has been actively involved with many charities over the course of his career. In 2003, he was appointed CBE for services to music and philanthropy and was awarded with the Outstanding Contribution title at the 2008 Q Awards. Rolling Stone has described him as "one of rock's most distinctive guitarists".

Gilmour was born in Cambridge, England. His father, Douglas Gilmour, was a senior lecturer in zoology at the University of Cambridge and his mother, Sylvia (née Wilson), was a teacher and film editor who raised her family at Grantchester Meadows, later immortalised by a Roger Waters song on Pink Floyd's Ummagumma. He has a younger brother who is also a musician.

Gilmour attended The Perse School on Hills Road, Cambridge, and met future Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist Syd Barrett, along with bassist and vocalist Roger Waters who attended Cambridgeshire High School for Boys, also situated on Hills Road. He studied modern languages to A-Level, and along with Barrett, spent his lunchtime learning to play the guitar. They were not yet bandmates however, and Gilmour started playing in the band Joker's Wild in 1962. Gilmour left Joker's Wild in 1966 and busked around Spain and France with some friends. However, they were not very successful, living virtually a hand-to-mouth existence. In July 1992, Gilmour stated in an interview with Nicky Horne on BBC radio that he ended up being treated for malnutrition in a hospital. In 1967, they returned to England.

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