David Gilmour

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2003 (The 2004 Induction Ceremony)

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Will David Gilmour be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


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What is wrong with you guys! David Gilmour from Pink Floyd? Making sure we are on the right page. Why the hell isn't he, when Pink Floyd was put on David should have been their too, considering he wrote more than 50% of Floyd's music!

Posted by Shane Vanier on Tuesday, 04.10.07 @ 18:40pm

This has nothing to do with Floyd. Solo artists don't get inducted on the merits of the bands to which they contributed.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 04.10.07 @ 18:46pm

Yes, this is true, but as one of the best guitar players ever. He is at least in the top ten, along with the likes of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Santana, Paul Rogers, B.B. King and Joe Walsh.

Posted by Charles Harrington on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 11:19am

Talking about guitarists,I know its another subject,gilmour,maybe top 20,dont forget,SRV,jimi,eddie,jeff beck,etc,etc

Posted by john on Monday, 10.1.07 @ 11:56am

Did you know the Dream Academy ("Life in A Northern Town") sas a pet project of David Gilmour's. Also, Nick Laird-Clowes, the group's lead singer would later co-write "Take It Back" on Floyd's "Division Bell"

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Saturday, 07.26.08 @ 20:15pm

He's about 1% better then Page and in my book number 1 guitarist so hell yeah he should go.

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 11.11.08 @ 13:04pm

Dave's solo career is somewhat irrelevant in terms of any commercial or artistic merit.

But as a guitar player he is amongst the most influential and standout players ever.

Watch "Pink Floyd Live At Pompei", "One of These Days", his explosive action-filled guitar work is mind blowing! He replaced Syd Barrett which took many Pink Floyd fans years to accept, but over the years Gilmour has treated us to some of the tastiest guitar work put down on tape.

Gilmour never was theatrical when he played those solo's but if you listen to them they are just as heavy as Hendrix or Cream, which to me represent the highest of rock's high.

Posted by Ed on Monday, 03.9.09 @ 16:06pm

David's solo work does not merit induction and I don't care how good he is on the guitar. He did not break any new ground on the instrument like Beck or Hendrix. I rank him in the lower half of the top 50 guitarists. Of course, this is only my opinion. But his work with Floyd has already been honored and deservedly so.

Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 04.9.09 @ 12:58pm

Great choice to add Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music as the 2nd guitarist on the last CD and tour. Great sound - up there with Clapton and Allman on Derek and the Dominoes album.

Posted by M Rourke on Sunday, 05.3.09 @ 20:50pm

Here's something to think about: David Gilmour initially recorded "Comfortably Numb" (a song that contains arguebly the greatest guitar solo of all time) for his 1978 solo debut album "David Gilmour." However, he decided not to use the song on the album and it appeared on Pink Floyd's most commercially succesful album "The Wall" the following year.

I wonder how we would view David Gilmour's solo career had "Comfortably Numb" appeared on that first solo album of his.

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 06.20.09 @ 18:05pm

The fact that a player of David Gilmour's ability,accomplishment,originality,influence,level of success,creativity, and popularity is not a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame only makes one clear statement to anyone who knows anything about rock and roll music. That is a lack of credibility for those who make those types of decisions. And further more serves as an erosion of the overall credibility of the RnR HOF.

Posted by william chappell on Friday, 10.9.09 @ 16:59pm

I love David Gilmour s voice and music. I am glad peoples
are finally taking note of who he is more and mores.
I know for years people were diverted by Syd and Roger
to Davids distress, but now he is at a great age to be seen
for who he is. Remember, Syd and David were young friends
at school, too. Syd would want to be remembered by
David, his best friend.

Posted by Laurie P. Walker on Saturday, 12.17.11 @ 21:32pm

Today is David Gilmour's 70th birthday. Happy Birthday David. Thank you for all of those great songs which you have co-written.

Posted by Enigmaticus on Sunday, 03.6.16 @ 22:56pm

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