David Gilmour - many happy returns!
Written by Matt   
Wednesday, 06 March 2013

David Gilmour smilingOur very best wishes, and many happy returns, to David Gilmour today, who is no doubt celebrating his 67th birthday!

Born and raised in Cambridge, David became involved with various bands in the area, principally Jokers Wild who were a popular draw when they played, before joining Pink Floyd in 1968. More recent years have seen David concentrating on his solo career, and helping out chums on their musical projects on an ad hoc basis - such as appearing on stage with Phil Manzanera at the legendary Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, with Amadou & Mariam at the Crisis "hidden" charity show, with Jeff Beck at the Royal Albert Hall, and most recently - just after his birthday last year - the Douglas Adams 60th Birthday concert at London's Hammersmith Apollo.

With it being now an incredible seven years to the day (how time flies!) since the release of his last solo album, On An Island, many people's thoughts are on whether we might see a follow up to that. We can only hope that rumours of him working on new music, encouraged by Polly talking about helping out with lyrics, bear fruit at some point. In the meantime, of course, we wish David a very happy day!