Birthday greetings

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday, dear David
Happy Birthday to you

Go on, then. Let’s see you try to be original after all these years.

To everybody else celebrating a birthday this month, which is by far our calendar’s most cluttered page; the same cheery ditty to you.

May you all enjoy many more.

122 comments

  1. Piero

    Happy Birthday to a Great Man and a Unique Musician, I haven’t missed the chance to wish you the best for your day here since 2007 and I never will.

    Let’s celebrate On An Island listening to it the whole day! 🙂

    This album is like the best wine, though. The older it gets the better it becomes.

    I hope that you are very fine FEd as well. I’ve been off the blog for a while and reading this post just reminded me of how beautiful it’s always been.

    Here in Amsterdam I’m about to have a beer… Cheers David!

  2. KenF

    Birthday greetings David.

    I’m so pleased you managed to get your fridge fixed in time, to get a bottle or two chilled, to celebrate your sixty eight.

    Have a great day.

    Ken.

    • ash

      You do have to wonder though, is a part for a fridge the weirdest EVER birthday present? 😀

      ash (who once got a wheelbarrow)

      • FEd

        I’m not sure what the strangest gift I received is, but I have given a composter as a gift.

        It really is the gift that keeps on giving, though.

  3. Groovyjuve

    Happy birthday, David and thank you for the 40, well on the 28th I will be 58, so make it 41 years of listening pleasure. You are the BEST!

  4. Damian Cunningham

    Many happy returns of the day David. Have a great day.

    Damian.

    • Taki

      Happy birthday Mr Gilmour, alles Gute zum Geburtstag! Stay healthy and enjoy the years to come…

      Taki

  5. Mal

    Have a happy birthday and many more.

    Thanks for the lifetime of great music and memories.

  6. Ramon

    Happy Birthday David!!!

    Here from Mexico, I will celebrate your birthday (which is mine, by the way) listening your music all day!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Pavlov

    “A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip.” ~ Unknown

    Wishing you a day of joy with loved ones and thank you for all the joy you have given to so many!

    A special thanks to FEd for keeping us all connected. 🙂

  8. Ullie

    ╔══╗ ♫
    ║██║ ♪♪
    ║██║♫♪
    ║ ◎♫♪♫
    ╚══╝ Turn Up The Music!!!

    Music♩♪♫♬ Volume: ▁ ▂ ▃ ▄ ▅ ▆ █ 100 %

    ●☆╠╣APPY ° °BIRT╠╣DAY!☆ DAVID

    TY for all the music,, for the wonderful impact you and your music had on our lives! Have a great and rocking day!

  9. Ullie

    Happy Birthday also to Susan, RIP and Shine On, will never forget you my dear friend.

    • Gabrielle, Washington State

      I think of Susan all the time. She was here from the beginning and is sorely missed. Shine on Gilmourette! 🙂

  10. Hanna

    Happy Birthday, Sir David Gilmour! Thank you for your music that inspires me daily to pick up my guitar.

    Hanna

  11. Ina

    Happy birthday Mister Gilmour!

    I wish you all the good luck for the next year, health and inspiration for new songs.

    David, have a wonderful day with your family and friends.

    Best regards from Berlin
    Ina

  12. Elisabetta Corsi/Italy N.E.

    “It takes a long time to grow young.”
    – Pablo Picasso

    I always enjoy your perfect sound
    Ever since the day your music touched my heart
    Today is a very special day, because it’s your birthday
    Happy birthday David, One hundred days like this

    Cheers!
    Elisabetta

  13. Matthias Zerbock

    Happy Birthday David and best wishes to you.

    Enjoy this great day and have a good time with your Family and your Friends. You are my guitar hero!!!

    Matthias from Germany

  14. lorraine

    Happy Birthday, enjoy the tea. (Really need to stop reading Twitter with my morning cuppa.)

  15. Christophe Lefebvre

    Un très JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE, que cette journée soit la plus belle pour vous et votre famille.

    Et en cadeaux un album pour 2014.

  16. Marianna

    Happy birthday to the greatest musical genius of all time. Continue with your music to excite us for another 100 years!

    From Milano, Italy, best wishes
    Marianna and Davide

  17. Tomasz

    Happy birthday David.

    All the best, and many returns of the day.

    Tomasz from Poznań, Poland

  18. newyorkdan

    Happy Birthday David Gilmour! Here’s wishing you a very wonderful day and a year filled with joy and great tidings.

  19. Luís Soares

    Happy Birthday David; and thank you, very, very much indeed.

    Your music, definitely, makes my life complete.

  20. catherine

    happy birthday, dear david
    happy birthday to you

    …is just perfect.

  21. Suzy Smith

    Happy Birthday David!

    May this day and all year through be as wonderful as you are!

    With Love, always – Yours Suzy

  22. Evgeniy

    DEAR David!!! I and my Russian friends congratulate you with birthday. We love and admire your creation more than 40 years.

    Wish you many healthy, happy and long days in your life!!!

    Evgeniy

  23. Michèle

    ♪ ♥♥♥ ♫ ♥☼<3♫♫☺♥ to you and 'On An Island', Mr Gilmour! (that's 'Joyeux Anniversaire' in the language of love and music. 🙂 )

    Also ♪ ♥♥♥ ♫ 30th ♥☼<3♫♫☺♥ to 'About Face' yesterday.
    And ♪ ♥♥♥ ♫ 20th ♥☼<3♫♫☺♥ in advance to 'The Division Bell' (my favourite PF album along with 'Wish You Were Here').

    Thank you so much for your ♪♫♫♪.

  24. Sion

    Greetings from North Wales to one of my music heroes on his 68th birthday. You continue to inspire.

    Sion

  25. Tomasz

    Excuse my curiosity:

    Photo on DG homepage. Was it taken during Live 8 rehearsal?

    Tomasz

  26. Brian D

    Happy Birthday to the greatest guitarist of all time! Hope you have a good one and hope one day you come back to the states!!!

  27. eric ruedin

    Très bon anniversaire David. All the Best for you and your family, and all your friends.

    Eric, Valais, Switzerland (near Anzère)

  28. Heather

    Have a wonderful birthday David and let’s all play On an Island to celebrate and raise a glass or two!

    NOTE: Absolute Classic Rock Radio Station is doing a feature at 7pm this evening. ‘Rock Songs to celebrate David Gilmour’s birthday’ as voted by the audience throughout the day. Listen if you can.

    Have a great day
    Cheers Heather

  29. ash

    Happy Birthday David!

    That’s a smashing picture on the front page of the site.

    Love Ash 🙂

  30. Lene Petersen

    Happy birthday, may it be a bright and sunny day, hope you are celebrated from family and friends.

    Best wishes from Denmark
    Lene

  31. Alessandro Paoluzi

    Happy Birthday, Uncle David!!!

    Your music is my lifelong soundtrack, inside and outside Floyd. Hoping in a day you would like to play again Live, where is not important, money is not important: I’ll be there!!!

    Best wishes of the best for you, Dave!!!

  32. dognamedblue

    Happy Birthday Mr Gilmour!

    hello F’Ed, hope all’s well at DGHQ.

    a.

  33. Angelo Ortiz

    cyn morf olegna
    ylerecnis

    (: kniht i
    …taht rof uoy knaht
    nwod edispu dlrow ym denrut sah
    nda evitcepsrep wen em nevig
    yletinifed sah cisum ruoy
    uoy ot htlaeh nda tnemtnetnoc, evol

    divad yadhtrib yppah

    • Gabrielle, Washington State

      😀 Ang, you’ve been over, under, sideways, down lately!

      (; !pu em kcarc uoY

  34. Michael Goodhand

    A verry Happy Birthday to you David! And many, many more to come indeed!

  35. diana

    …after a long sad time (my husband died in the same Rick’s way), I’m back again for this nice day.

    Happy birthay David, remembering London many, many years ago.

    diana

  36. Alexander

    Happy Birthday Mr. Gilmour. Best wishes to you and your loved ones. I also tomorrow celebrate my birthday. And as always, will sound magical music Pink Floyd.

    Stay healthy and take care of yourself.

    Sincerely, Alexander.
    Tyumen, Russia.

  37. Ian Pearson

    Happy Birthday Main Man
    From the Glass Man
    With loads of love
    Joined of course by those above
    Just do what you can

    Ian

  38. ripper

    Not even going to try and be clever here.

    Happy birthday David. 6 Stout, big bag of chips and some top music. Sorted! Hope you have a good day!

  39. tony

    Slainth david and thank you for all the music you have created.

    Hope your day goes well and Polly cooks you a nice meal with cake.

  40. vitaly

    Happy birthday to you dear David, I fan of the band Pink Floyd. I have all the records of the group.

    Wish you happiness, successful creativity and long life, and treat us with new albums.

    Wishes from Ukraine.

  41. Lizzy Cassidy

    It’s funny how a stranger can feel like one of the best friends you have ever had. Your voice – your guitar – so familiar to me it feels like a big hug from a dear friend. I have always said that if I ever got the chance to meet you, I would simply just ask you for that big ol’ bear hug.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID!

    Lizzy

  42. Damian Cunningham

    Another Brick In the Wall was played in honour of David’s birthday today on BBC Radio Cumbria.

    Damian

  43. Gabrielle, Washington State

    Wishing you a very happy birthday, David, “with friends surrounded, the dawn mist glowing, the water flowing, the endless river, forever and ever”!

    It’s not the first time, nor will it be the last, to thank you for 40+ years of musical memories and positive energy that have been such an important part of my life. It may sound corny but a day without Gilmour is like a day without sunshine! 🙂

    “True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    Peace & love always ~
    Gabrielle

    p.s. Enjoy floating your canoe into the blue. 😉

  44. Taki

    … just caught myself strumming “Lost For Words” on my guitar… What a song…

    Thanks for all the fish, err music. 😀

    Taki

  45. Karola Schwarm

    Happy birthday, David and many happy returns! Hope you have a nice day.

  46. Chasey C.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR.GILMOUR!!

    I have been listening to and grateful for (Pink Floyd’s) music for 40 years. Now, as a mother, I am bringing Pink Floyd’s music to my two young daughters.

    Ironically, yesterday, I just learned to play on acoustic guitar; “Wish You Were Here”. I had never tried to learn it before, I always thought it was far too hard. (Only the basic intro/picking and strumming chords throughout). The part you play, the intricate picking, is something I will do my best to learn, though I have my doubts that I could ever get to that point. But I will try!.

    So I am over-joyed, while finding this blog/website today, that it is your birthday today!

    THANK YOU AND BLESS YOU MR.GILMOUR!

    For all of your music that you have blessed me with being able to listen to and now bring to my daughters. I hope they, as well, carry it to their children in the future and so on!

    *My dream would be to see/listen to you play/sing LIVE one day. That will be MY birthday wish. 😉

    CHEERS!!

    • Pavlov

      So I am over-joyed, while finding this blog/website today, that it is your birthday today!

      Isn’t is just a FANTASTIC find Chasey? Visit often – you won’t ever regret it!

  47. Michal

    Happy Birthday!

    I haven’t been writing here for a long time but in the meantime I recorded my version of Comfortably Numb as a tribute to David Gilmour. So I thought it may be a modest “present” from me. 🙂

    Cheers!

  48. laterr

    Happy Birthday, Sir!

    Let two things never leave You – good health and that little crazy thing…

  49. Michael Kelly

    Happy Birthday David. I’ll be putting on On An Island tonight to celebrate.

  50. Chasey C.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY (AGAIN) MR.GILMOUR!

    I had to come back to let you know I just came across your; “First Solo Album Released In May 1978” (on YouTube).

    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING SONGS/MUSIC!!!

    I will enjoy your beautiful songs/voice (from this CD) today especially, in celebration of your birthday!

  51. Amedeo

    Happy Birthday David and many happy returns. Enjoy your day with family and friends.

    P.S. I was sitting with my wife when Polly’s tweet about the fridge came through…hilariously typical of the parts guy.

  52. Ted Farrish

    Happy Birthday, Sir!

    Wish you all the best, and may you enjoy the gift of happiness, because you have been so very generous in kindly sharing your gift with millions of people all these years. Thank you!

  53. Jill

    Happy birthday David! Four years ago I planted a rather sad looking juniper twig (seedling would be an exaggeration) and today it is lush and growing. When I realized it was David’s birthday I nicknamed it the Gilmour Juniper. It’s thriving. So may he, so may we all.

  54. Tom B Dublin

    Just like to join in with everybody else on here to wish DG all the best on his special day and many more to come.

    Has it really been 8 years since On an Island? Time is flying by so fast. Or is it just me?

  55. Debbie

    Happy Birthday David Gilmour! Music would not be the same without you.

    Where we start…is where we end…So much behind us…Still far to go.

  56. Heather

    The songs played on Absolute Classic Rock were:

    Shine On (13 minutes!)
    Comfortably Numb and
    On the Turning Away

    3 classic guitar solos, usually they play up to 5 tracks but could only fit in 3 but came with comments that ‘If Carlsberg made guitar players they would be David Gilmour’ and why stop at 5 songs when you could easily play 150!

    Hope David had a great day and yes, even the Fat Old Sun shone for him!

    Have a great weekend
    Heather

  57. Marcus

    So, David is 68 and I was born in ’68. I know it means something great!!

    Happy birthday David. Enjoy many more, please. Thank you so much for all you do!

  58. Jim Ripple

    Best wishes on your special day David.

    Of all the music heard yours holds a very special place for me.

    Saw your Dark Side of the Moon concert at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pa with my future wife!!

  59. Mark

    Thanks for all the music David, I hope you had the very best of birthdays!

  60. Michal

    By the way, today it’s been 8 years since David Gilmour’s concert at the Mermaid Theatre. Time is flying.

  61. Ricardo Vázquez

    Feliz cumpleaños Mr. Gilmour.

    Permitame que aproveche la ocasión para recordarle, que tiene numerosos amigos esperandole que los visite en mi ciudad. Pienso que sería un buen momento, para que escogiera su Stratocaster favorita y se diera un paseo por la ciudad de Barcelona.

    Saludos y por muchos años.

  62. frank

    Happy Birthday David.

    Thank You Michal for the Comfortably Version. Bravo.

    My mutt Lime is 8 years of age also.

    My bride and I will eat at our fave Indian restaurant on Saturday for her B. Day! Busy Ides of March.

    Come on Sun!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. Suzy Smith

    I enjoy seeing how many people from around the world respond to the celebration of David’s arrival. He unites people from all over. He has given the world a great gift; his excellent talent with composing beautiful music that lasts not just for our life time but being enjoyed by fans that heard it when the music was first released, their children and future generations to come. That makes him up there with the greats that are still remembered after millenniums. We are fortunate to live at this time and hear one of the greatest musicians creating in our lifetime. David’s Birthday is indeed a reason to celebrate.

  64. Suzy Smith

    I always enjoy how David’s blog site brings so many people around the world together. To see the different languages is wonderful. Music is definitely an universal language and David speaks it well.

  65. Kimberley

    Many happy returns.

    My gift is a link to information about a new musical I saw last night. Arrabel, filled with heart and soul, a story told through only music and dance. No pesky lyrics to get in the way. See it if and when you get the chance.

  66. ash

    I got distracted and forgot what I was going to tell you in the chat room about the Royal Shakespeare Company play I went to see, ‘A Life Of Galileo’. Here is a review and here is where it’s playing next.

    I enjoyed it. However, the reason I talked about the play was to tell you, Fed and fellow chat irregulars, about a couple of lines Galileo came out with at the point where he was demonstrating his telescope and describing features of the moon to Sagredo. He referred to “the dark side of the moon”! I’m sure he said it twice.

    Of course I thought that was terrific (I had on a Dark Side T-shirt, true, I did!)

    I wondered, was it a nod to Star Wars and the “dark side of the force”, because the actor playing Galileo is Ian McDairmid who played Emperor Palpitine in Star Wars, but more than that, a nod to Pink Floyd? I think so.

    ash

  67. Christine T.

    Dear David, wishing you all the best for a happy and healthy year!

    Thanks to all who maintain and contribute to the blog – I enjoy catching up on the interesting conversations. 🙂

    Very sorry to hear of Susan’s passing.

    Take Care. CT

  68. JulieD

    A very belated happy birthday to you, David.

    I think I might need to re-subscribe or something as I no longer seem to get notified of new blog posts or chat…

    • FEd

      There haven’t been any blog-related notifications sent for a while, but you should be receiving reminders of when the chatroom is open. Please check again tomorrow, including any spam folders. The chatroom will be open from 1pm (UK).

    • JulieD

      If I may be so bold and at the suggestion of dear Michèle, a sort of belated gift birthday gift. I tried to do a decentish scat…..

      My version of Cymbaline.

    • Tim-c

      That’s a very high quality piece of work there Julie.

      I can tell that even on my iPad as I sit in the bar of Cinema City waiting to see “Under the Skin”. Scarlett Johansson stalking Glaswegians … Doesn’t get much better than that.

  69. Bella

    Wishing David a very very Happy Birthday, health and prosperity and may its joy last through the year.

    Apologies for the late post but I was under the weather and could not get to a computer. However the date certainly did not go unthought of, celebrating someone who has brought so much musical joy into my and so many others’ lives.

    Again, bon anniversaire, tanti auguri, tanta gioia. Hope there was delicious cake. 😛

    Bella

  70. Jon Egia

    A little bit belated greeting here, but I wanted to share a little story:

    On March 6th 2006 I was travelling around Europe and happened to arrive at Kiruna, the northernmost city in Sweden, 145km north of the polar circle. It was like being in another planet, so still and eerie it was the feeling. Then I got to a lonely motel, where a nice gentleman helped me with the accommodation. Feeling a little warmer and more comfortable, I heard a familiar sound, a voice that sounded like home. It was David Gilmour’s new album, On an Island, being advertised on TV. It felt right.

  71. Damian Cunningham

    Went for a drive this morning with DSOTM Live playing. Ended the afternoon with a wonderful thrashing of Man U in the Theatre of Nightmares.

    Damian