David Gilmour, the legendary member of Pink Floyd, is well known for being a major Beatles fan and has frequently lauded the group in numerous talks. The guitarist began his musical career by playing classic Beatles songs as a young musician. Gilmour apparently felt that simply enjoying the Beatles’ music wasn’t enough and that he wanted to collaborate closely with the band members on new material.
“I really wish I had been in the Beatles,” David discussed how the Beatles had a significant impact on him in an article from Mojo magazine published in 2015. “They taught me how to play guitar; I learned everything. The bass parts, the lead, the rhythm, everything. They were fantastic.”
Gilmour got the chance to work with a Beatle, even though his dream of joining them didn’t come true. Amazing guitar solos were played on Paul McCartney’s three solo studio albums by the guitarist for Pink Floyd. He made his film debut in the 1984 film “Give My Regards to Broad Street,” which also included him on the song “No More Lonely Nights,” a global top 10 success.
Another Paul McCartney album that featured David Gilmour was 1999’s “Run Devil Run,” where the musician took a more active role and contributed backing vocals, lap steel guitar, and electric guitar in addition to the electric guitar. Later, Gilmour collaborated with McCartney on his 1989 album “Flowers in the Dirt,” contributing the electric guitar to the song “We Got Married.”
The Beatles’ 1966 album “Revolver” contains the song “Here, There, and Everywhere,” which was also covered by Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour. Gilmour’s rendition of the timeless song was included on Mojo magazine’s “David Gilmour & Friends” compilation CD, which was supplemented with their 2015 issue. The guitarist and his son Joe recorded the tune, and their lovely cover of a Beatles classic won praise.