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DAVID GILMOUR

David Jon Gilmour, CBE (born 6 March 1946) is an English guitarist, singer and songwriter best known as a longtime member of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. He joined the group as guitarist and co-lead vocalist in 1968, replacing founding member Syd Barrett, who was dismissed from the band shortly afterwards.

Pink Floyd subsequently achieved international success with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall. By the early 1980s, they had become one of the bestselling and most critically acclaimed acts in music history; it was estimated that by 2012 the band had sold over 250 million records worldwide, including 75 million units sold in the United States.  Following the departure of another founder member, Roger Waters, Gilmour assumed leadership of Pink Floyd in 1985.

 

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