Profile: David Gilmour

Tatler's 100 Most Invited - Party
Tatler's 100 Most Invited - Party
LONDON - JULY 17: Pink Floyd member David Gilmour and his wife, journalist Polly Samson attend Tatler's 100 Most Invited - party, held at The Orangery, Kensington Palace, July 17,2002 in London. England. (Photo by John Li/Getty Images)
David Gilmour at Buckingham Palace, 07 N
David Gilmour at Buckingham Palace, 07 N
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: David Gilmour at Buckingham Palace, 07 November, 2003, after being awarded a CBE by Queen Elizabeth II for services to music. Veteran rocker Gilmour was the lead guitarist of Pink Floyd, one of the world's biggest rock bands which survived from the 1960s into the 1990s. AFP photo/Matthew Fearn WPA POOL (Photo credit should read MATTHEW FEARN/AFP/Getty Images)
"Monster" UK Premiere - Arrivals
"Monster" UK Premiere - Arrivals
LONDON - MARCH 31: (UK NEWSPAPERS OUT) Musician David Gilmour and wife, journalist Polly Samson, arrive at the UK premiere of "Monster" at Vue West End on March 31, 2004 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
The Miller Strat Pack - Concert
The Miller Strat Pack - Concert
LONDON - SEPTEMBER 24: Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd performs on stage as part of "The Miller Strat Pack" concert, at Wembley Arena, on September 24, 2004 in London. The event pays homage to the Fender Stratocaster, is in aid of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, and celebrates 50 years of the iconic guitar. (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images)
The Miller Strat Pack - Concert
The Miller Strat Pack - Concert
LONDON - SEPTEMBER 24: Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd performs on stage as part of "The Miller Strat Pack" concert, at Wembley Arena on September 24, 2004 in London. The event pays homage to the Fender Stratocaster, is in aid of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, and celebrates 50 years of the iconic guitar. (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images)
David Gilmour Backs Crisis Urban Village
David Gilmour Backs Crisis Urban Village
LONDON - MAY 20: David Gilmour the Pink Floyd guitarist speaks at the Crisis Urban Village press conference May 20, 2003 at 66 Comercial Street, London, England. Gilmour has donated 3.6 Million pounds from the sale of his London home to fund the project Crisis "Urban Village" for the homeless. (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)
David Gilmour with (l-r) daughter Alice,
David Gilmour with (l-r) daughter Alice,
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: David Gilmour with (l-r) daughter Alice, wife Polly and son Charlie at London's Buckingham Palace, Friday November 7, 2003, after being awarded with a CBE by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II for services to music. Veteran rocker Gilmour was the lead guitarist of Pink Floyd, one of the world's biggest rock bands which survived from the 1960s into the 1990s. AFP photo/Matthew Fearn WPA POOL (Photo credit should read MATTHEW FEARN/AFP/Getty Images)
Live 8 London - Stage
Live 8 London - Stage
LONDON - JULY 02: Musicians David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Roger Waters from the band Pink Floyd perform on stage at "Live 8 London" in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 in London, England. The free concert is one of ten simultaneous international gigs including Philadelphia, Berlin, Rome, Paris, Barrie, Tokyo, Cornwall, Moscow and Johannesburg. The concerts precede the G8 summit (July 6-8) to raising awareness for MAKEpovertyHISTORY. (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images)
Live 8 London - Stage
Live 8 London - Stage
LONDON - JULY 02: Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd performs on stage at "Live 8 London" in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 in London, England. The free concert is one of ten simultaneous international gigs including Philadelphia, Berlin, Rome, Paris, Barrie, Tokyo, Cornwall, Moscow and Johannesburg. The concerts precede the G8 summit (July 6-8) to raising awareness for MAKEpovertyHISTORY. (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images)
Former Pink Floyd British leader David G
Former Pink Floyd British leader David G
Paris, FRANCE: Former Pink Floyd British leader David Gilmour performs, 15 March 2006 in Paris, on the stage of the Grand Rex music Hall. AFP PHOTO PIERRE ANDRIEU (Photo credit should read PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images)
Live 8 London - Stage
Live 8 London - Stage
LONDON - JULY 02: (L to R) Musicians David Gilmour, Sir Bob Geldof and Sir Paul McCartney perform "Hey Jude" with children on stage at the finale of "Live 8 London" in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 in London, England. The free concert is one of ten simultaneous international gigs including Philadelphia, Berlin, Rome, Paris, Barrie, Tokyo, Cornwall, Moscow and Johannesburg. The concerts precede the G8 summit (July 6-8) to raising awareness for MAKEpovertyHISTORY. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
The Miller Strat Pack - Concert
The Miller Strat Pack - Concert
LONDON - SEPTEMBER 24: Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd performs on stage as part of "The Miller Strat Pack" concert, at Wembley Arena on September 24, 2004 in London. The event pays homage to the Fender Stratocaster, is in aid of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, and celebrates 50 years of the iconic guitar. (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images)
Live 8 London - Stage
Live 8 London - Stage
LONDON - JULY 2: David Gilmour from the band Pink Floyd performs on stage at "Live 8 London" in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 in London, England. The free concert is one of ten simultaneous international gigs thet are held in Philadelphia, Berlin, Rome, Paris, Barrie, Tokyo, Cornwall, Moscow and Johannesburg. The concerts precede the G8 summit (July 6-8) to raise awareness for MAKEpovertyHISTORY. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
(Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Live 8 London - Stage
LONDON - JULY 02: Dave Gilmour from the band Pink Floyd on stage at "Live 8 London" in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 in London, England. The free concert is one of ten simultaneous international gigs including Philadelphia, Berlin, Rome, Paris, Barrie, Tokyo, Cornwall, Moscow and Johannesburg. The concerts precede the G8 summit (July 6-8) to raising awareness for MAKEpovertyHISTORY. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
(Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
Britain's David Gilmour (R) and former P
Britain's David Gilmour (R) and former P
Gdansk, POLAND: Britain's David Gilmour (R) and former Polish president and Solidarity leader Lech Wales (L) lay flowers at the monument of killed shipyard workers in Gdansk, 26 August 2006. Legendary Pink Floyd frontman David Gilmour came to Gdansk to give a concert marking the 26th anniversary the Gdansk-founded Solidarity Union.The three-hour concert will consist of songs from Gilmour's latest album On an island and Pink Floyd hits. AFP PHOTO / MACIEJ KOSYCARZ / KFP (Photo credit should read MACIEJ KOSYCARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Live 8 London - Stage
Live 8 London - Stage
LONDON - JULY 02: Musicians David Gilmour (L) and Richard Wright from the band Pink Floyd hug on stage at "Live 8 London" in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005 in London, England. The free concert is one of ten simultaneous international gigs including Philadelphia, Berlin, Rome, Paris, Barrie, Tokyo, Cornwall, Moscow and Johannesburg. The concerts precede the G8 summit (July 6-8) to raising awareness for MAKEpovertyHISTORY. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
English National Ballet - Night Of The Snow Queen - Pre Party
English National Ballet - Night Of The Snow Queen - Pre Party
LONDON - DECEMBER 12: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Dave Gilmour and his wife Polly Samson attend the drinks reception prior to the VIP performance of 'Night of The Snow Queen' at St Martin's Lane Hotel on December 12, 2007 in London, England. The ballet will run at the Coliseum until December 16. (Photo by Claire Greenway/Getty Images)
English National Ballet - Night Of The Snow Queen - Pre Party
English National Ballet - Night Of The Snow Queen - Pre Party
LONDON - DECEMBER 12: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Dave Gilmour attends the drinks reception prior to the VIP performance of 'Night of The Snow Queen' at St Martin's Lane Hotel on December 12, 2007 in London, England. The ballet will run at the Coliseum until December 16. (Photo by Claire Greenway/Getty Images)
Show At UK Music Hall Of Fame 2005
Show At UK Music Hall Of Fame 2005
LONDON - NOVEMBER 16: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Nick Mason (L), David Gilmour (R on stage) and Roger Waters (video link) receive the induction award for Pink Floyd at the live final of the UK Music Hall Of Fame 2005, the culmination of the two-week Channel 4 series looking at 1950's-1990's popular music, at Alexandra Palace on November 16, 2005 in London, England. Acts are selected by a panel of over 60 artists, journalists, broadcasters and executives, with artists including Alanis Morissette, The Pretenders and Slash paying tribute to their fellow musical artists at the event. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
'Skellig' - VIP Screening Inside Arrivals
'Skellig' - VIP Screening Inside Arrivals
LONDON - MARCH 25: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) David Gilmour attends a VIP screening of 'Skellig', held at the Curzon Cinema Mayfair on March 25, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Pink Floyd's guitarist and vocalist Davi
Pink Floyd's guitarist and vocalist Davi
Pink Floyd's guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour poses on arrival for the World Premiere of the film, 'The Infidel ' in London's Hammersmith on April 8, 2010. AFP PHOTO / MAX NASH (Photo credit should read MAX NASH/AFP/Getty Images)
The MOJO Honours List
The MOJO Honours List
LONDON - JUNE 5: Phil Manzera of Roxy Music and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd pose with The MOJO Lifetime Achievement Award at The MOJO Honours List awards, recognising career-long contributions to popular music, at Shoreditch Town Hall on June 5, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images)
The Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Final
The Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Final
MIDHURST, ENGLAND - JULY 18: David Gilmour and wife Polly Samson attend the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Final at Cowdray Park Polo Club on July 18, 2010 in Midhurst, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
The Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Final
The Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Final
MIDHURST, ENGLAND - JULY 18: Polly Samson, Penny Smith and David Gilmour attend the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup Final at Cowdray Park Polo Club on July 18, 2010 in Midhurst, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
A file picture taken on June 9, 1988 sho
A file picture taken on June 9, 1988 sho
A file picture taken on June 9, 1988 shows British Pink Floyd founding member and keyboard player Richard Wright (C) flanked by guitar player David Gilmour (L) and drummer Nick Mason in Versailles. Wright died on september 15, 2008 at the age of 65 after battling cancer, his spokesman said. Wright wrote and sang several numbers from classic albums of the British progressive rock band, including "Dark Side of the Moon" and "Wish You Were Here." AFP PHOTO/ PATRICK HERTZOG (Photo credit should read PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/Getty Images)
British cartoonist Gerald Scarfe poses a
British cartoonist Gerald Scarfe poses a
British cartoonist Gerald Scarfe poses ahead of the exhibition "Tear down the Wall" in Halle, eastern Germany on September 20, 2009. Scarfe gained fame as the art director of the music album "Te Wall" by British band Pink Floyd. The exhibition takes place from September 22 to November 15, 2009. AFP PHOTO DDP /JENS SCHLUETER GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read JENS SCHLUETER/AFP/Getty Images)
'Skellig' - VIP Screening Arrivals
'Skellig' - VIP Screening Arrivals
LONDON - MARCH 25: David Gilmour arrives for a VIP Screening of Skellig, a new Sky One drama at the Curzon Mayfair Cinema on March 25, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
Charlie Gilmour In Court Charged Over His Involvement In The Student Fees Protest
Charlie Gilmour In Court Charged Over His Involvement In The Student Fees Protest
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 25: Charlie Gilmour, son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, is escorted by security as he leaves the City of Westminster Magistrates Court on March 25, 2011 in London, England. Mr Gilmour has been charged with violent disorder during a student fees protest in central London in December 9, 2010. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2010 - VIP Private View Arrivals
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2010 - VIP Private View Arrivals
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: David Gilmour arrives at the 2010 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition VIP private view on June 9, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
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