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David Gilmour Inspired By Elvis

September 07, 2007 | People
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
My boy, my boy wrote on September 07, 2007
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!
asd123 wrote on September 07, 2007
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!!