David Gilmour Biography: Age, Net Worth, Instagram, Spouse, Height, Wiki, Parents, Siblings, Children, Awards, Songs

June 23, 2024 0 Posted By Gift Nworie

David Jon Gilmour, known professionally as David Gilmour, is an English guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known for being a member of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd.

He joined the band in 1967, shortly before the departure of the founder member Syd Barrett.

Throughout his career with Pink Floyd, Gilmour helped the band succeed tremendously, making them one of the highest-selling and most critically acclaimed acts in music history by the early 1980s.


  • Full Name: David Jon Gilmour
  • Stage Name: David Gilmour
  • Born: March 6, 1946
  • Age: 78 years old
  • Birthplace: Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  • Nationality: United Kingdom.
  • Occupation: English guitarist, singer and songwriter
  • Height: 1.83 m
  • Parent: Douglas Gilmour and Sylvia Gilmour
  • Siblings: 3, Peter Gilmour, Mark Gilmour, and Catherine Gilmour.
  • Spouse: Virginia “Ginger” Hasenbein and Polly Samson
  • Children: 8, Romany Gilmour, Sara Gilmour, Charlie Gilmour, Clare Gilmour, Gabriel Gilmour, Joe Gilmour, Alice Gilmour and Matthew Gilmour
  • Relationship: married
  • Net Worth: $180 million

Early Life And Education.

David Jon Gilmour, known professionally as David Gilmour, is a renowned musician and songwriter who was born on March 6, 1946, in Cambridge, United Kingdom. He was raised by his parents, Douglas Gilmour and Sylvia Gilmour, and grew up with three siblings: Peter Gilmour, Mark Gilmour, and Catherine Gilmour.

Gilmour attended Perse School on Hills Road in Cambridge, where he met future Pink Floyd members Syd Barrett and Roger Waters, who also attended Cambridgeshire High School for Boys on Hills Road.

In 1962, Gilmour enrolled in A-Level Modern Languages at the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology, although he did not enjoy his time there.


David Jon Gilmour, known professionally as David Gilmour, is a renowned English musician known for his work with the iconic rock band Pink Floyd. He joined the band in 1967, shortly after founding member Syd Barrett’s departure, and quickly became the lead guitarist, vocalist, and key songwriter. Gilmour‘s contributions were instrumental in shaping Pink Floyd’s sound and style, particularly their shift towards progressive rock.

He is credited with playing on some of the band’s most critically acclaimed albums, including “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here,” and “The Wall.” After Roger Waters‘ departure in 1985, Gilmour took on a leading role in the band, leading them to three more studio albums. In recognition of his contributions, Gilmour was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 as part of Pink Floyd.

In addition to his successful career with Pink Floyd, David Jon Gilmour has also established himself as a solo artist. Four studio albums were released before 2024, including his latest, “Rattle That Lock,” in 2015. Gilmour continues to produce new music. His upcoming album, “Luck and Strange,” is highly anticipated and set to be released in September 2024.

Gilmour is known for his unique bluesy guitar style and melodic vocals and has also worked as a producer for other artists, such as Kate Bush. His talent and contributions have earned him recognition as one of the greatest guitarists ever, ranking #28 on Rolling Stone’s 2023 list.

Awards and Nominations


  • Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE): Awarded “for music services.”
  • Ivor Novello Award: Lifetime Contribution  
  • Q Award: Outstanding Contribution to Music  
  • Honorary Doctorate: Anglia Ruskin University

Grammy Awards:

  • Wins: Four Grammy Awards (with Pink Floyd)
  • Nominations: Six Grammy Award nominations (including one solo nomination for “Castellorizon” in the Best Rock Instrumental Performance category)

Other Recognitions:

  • Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as part of Pink Floyd) (US) and the UK Music Hall of Fame
  • Ranked number 28 in Rolling Stone’s list of the greatest guitarists of all time
  • Voted number 36 in the greatest voices in rock by Planet Rock listeners.

Social Media.

  • Instagram handle:@davidgilmour
  • Facebook handle: David Gilmour
  • Twitter handle: @davidgilmour

Personal Life

David Jon Gilmour, known professionally as David Gilmour, English musician and singer-songwriter, has been married twice. His first wife was the American model Virginia “Ginger” Hasenbein, with whom he has four children: Alice, Clare, Sara, and Matthew.

They were married from 1975 to 1990. In 1994, Gilmour married journalist and writer Polly Samson, with whom he has four children: Charlie (adopted by Gilmour and Samson), Joe, Gabriel, and Romany. Charlie is featured on the Pink Floyd album “The Division Bell,” while another son, Gabriel, plays the piano on Gilmour’s solo album “Rattle That Lock.”


Studio Albums:

  • David Gilmour  
  • About Face  
  • On an Island
  • Rattle That Lock
  • Luck and Strange – Scheduled for release in September 2024

Live Albums:

  • Live in Concert  
  • Live at Pompeii


  • Live at Pompei – Concert film directed by Gavin Elder
  • David Gilmour: Live in Gdańsk – Concert film directed by Gavin Elder
  • Roger Waters’s The Wall – Concert film featuring Gilmour’s guest appearance

Net Worth

David Jon Gilmour, known professionally as David Gilmour, is a highly successful and wealthy English musician. With a net worth of $180 million, he has succeeded greatly as a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.

Gilmour is best known for his work as the lead guitarist and vocalist of the iconic band Pink Floyd. However, he has also had a successful solo career, contributing to his impressive net worth.

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