David Gilmour Inspired By Elvis

Pink Floyd star David Gilmour was inspired to become a guitarist after watching Elvis Presley's Jailhouse Rock. Gilmour was just 11 when the rock classic was released, but it had a huge impact on him. Speaking at the launch of his new DVD Remember That Night - Live At The Royal Albert Hall, the 61-year-old says, "It was Elvis' Jailhouse Rock that made me first pick up a guitar and say, 'I've got to do a bit of that.'"
Source: Contact Music / Updated: Sep 7, 2007 
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asd123 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 7, 2007report abuse
Gilmour is one of the finest guitar players in the bizz... and his version of "don't" is indeed a killer. Great to hear him talk about elvis like this!!
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 7, 2007report abuse
I am not such a big fan of Pink Floyd, even if I have a lot of respect for their work...but what I am totally impressed with is the version David Gilmour made just a few years ago of Elvis's hit "Don't" that I've seen quite a few times on Youtube...I absolutely love his way of singing and the guitar solo he added to it...It was just marvelous, I'm sure Elvis himself liked it upstairs!

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