David Gilmour of Pink Floyd is one of the most well known guitarists on the planet. He has written many songs for Pink Floyd such as Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Comfortably Numb and Time.
Gilmour wasn’t a founding member of Pink Floyd, as he joined the band to help out when the band was having issues with their friend and guitarist Syd Barrett. Syd was talking a lot of acid at the time and wasn’t showing up to shows and rehearsals and when he was he was barely playing guitar. The tale of Syd Barrett is another story a sad one that it is. Gilmour eventually replaced Barrett and became a full time member of Pink Floyd.
Gilmour started writing more songs with the band and also took on vocals. The David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright line up would become the more popular mainstream line up that most people know.
When it comes to favourite songs of other artists Gilmour has talked bout The Kinks song ‘Waterloo Sunset’ on BBC’s Desert Island Discs in 2003 Gilmour said “On a lovely warm beach, to listen to this in ‘somewhere else’ sunset, and missing London would be a wonderful moment,”
At the launch of Gilmour’s new DVD ‘Remember That Night – Live At The Royal Albert Hall, when speaking about favourite songs Gilmour said “for me, the perfect pop song is ‘Waterloo Sunset’ by the Kinks. I would have loved to have written that.”