Happy Birthday!

It’s David’s birthday today.

Before you leave a suitable greeting in any tongue, so to speak, please do check out Danny Madden’s video – taken from a short film he made called Confusion Through Sand – for the ‘In Any Tongue’ track. I know it’s one of your favourites and mine from the Rattle That Lock album and tour, and something that many of you will be very pleased to be able to see again. It sure did look good up there on Mr Screen.

Happy Birthday, David. Have a good one.

119 comments

  1. diana

    Hi,

    all my best wishes for tomorrow!

    My wonderful God of voice and guitar since more than 40 years…..now, just like yesterday, same
    style, same smile, same heart.

    diana

  2. Taki

    Happy birthday David, alles Gute zum Geburtstag, χρόνια πολλά!

  3. Suzy Smith

    Dear David~

    Hope you have a Birthday filled with as much joy as you give to the world. It is definitely a better place with you being here. You bring people together in a positive way. The world is in desperate need of that. You are a beautiful, caring, and giving person. Thank you for doing what you do.

    With love, always ~ A caring fan, you will always be in my heart, Suzy.

  4. Tom Byars

    Happy Birthday David, looking forward to seeing you in September at the Royal Albert Hall. All the best.

  5. Ullie

    ♫♫♫♫Happy Birthday to you DAVID ♫♫♫♫
    ╔╗╔╦══╦═╦═╦╗╔╗ (¯`v´¯)
    ║╚╝║══║═║═║╚╝║ `•.¸.•BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ║╔╗║╔╗║╔╣╔╩╗╔╝ ★ ¸.•´¸.•¨) ¸.•¨)
    ╚╝╚╩╝╚╩╝╚╝═╚╝ ♥(¸.•´ (¸.•´ (¸.•¨¯`★
    ♥♥♥ Best Wishes, have a great rocking day ♥♥♥
    ♫♫♫♫Thanks for the terrific new album and tour♫♫♫♫

  6. Poly M

    HAPPY BIRRTHAY DAVID

    Meine allerbesten wünsche zum Geburtstag,

    Gesundheit Glück und alles Gute der Welt.

    YT .Gilmour Fan

  7. José Manuel

    Happy Birthday Dave!!!

    Thanks for each sound you made, that made me happy.

    Your songs, voice and wonderful solos made me feel stronger in all my darkest moments when I was a teenager (walking on the streets with my old walkman). And joined me during all my life.

    Today I am musician and, can I say, this is thanks to you in a big part. Thanks for all.

    Have a great day with family and good friends Dave!

    Waiting for your new songs always,
    Best wishes from Argentina,

    José

  8. Gabrielle, Washington State

    Happy birthday, David. 🙂

    “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”
    ― Sophia Loren

    Wishing you many more years of health, happiness, and creativity!

    Peace ‘n’ love always 🙂
    Gabrielle

    As I’m typing this, you’ve just begun to sing Where We Start in my headphones. Beautiful.

  9. Gabrielle, Washington State

    Written in a Carefree Mood – poem by Lu Yu

    Old man pushing seventy,
    in truth he acts like a little boy,
    whooping with delight when he spies some mountain fruits,
    laughing with joy, tagging after village mummers;
    with the others having fun stacking tiles to make a pagoda,
    standing alone staring at his image in a jardiniere pool.
    Tucked under his arm, a battered book to read,
    just like the time he first set off for school.

  10. Carlos Gómez

    Dear David, was an immense pleasure to have seen you in Argentina. For 43 years I was waiting for the presence of Pink Floyd in my country and when least expected, I happened … came his worthy representative, the voice and guitar of Pink Floyd.

    Therefore we wish you a happy, very happy birthday. God wants to see you again.

    Thank you
    Carlos Gómez

  11. Marco

    Happy birthday David, we are looking forward to the Wroclaw and Wiesbaden concerts. We wish him and his Family all the best.

  12. Sandra S

    Happy Birthday to the ‘King of Tone’ and my favorite musical artist! May David enjoy many more years of health and happiness and may we enjoy many more years of His wonderful playing and singing. I’m looking forward very much to seeing Him on the 24th in Hollywood!! 🙂

  13. Turid

    Happy birthday & I wish you all the best!

    I love In Any Tongue and look forward to seeing you again at RAH. 🙂

  14. Tom Vinken

    Happy Birthday, David!

    70! Wonderful. Have a great day!

    This also means that exactly 10 years have passed since On An Island was released. Time flies! Wow.

  15. Wolfgang

    Hello,

    happy birthday David.

    The best birthday greetings for the phenomenal guitarist and voice.

    I wish you many fantastic musical ideas and a successful tour this year.

  16. Herbert

    Happy birthday, many happy returns of this day! Or as Greek people say “chronia polla”!

    Herbert

  17. Cesar

    Best wishes on your 70th birthday. Let this year be full of family and music.

    And thanks again for letting us being a small part of the celebration.

  18. ore

    Happy birthday David, seventy??!! You look so young. 🙂 Your guitar and your voice never get old.

    Auguri Maestro, Italy loves you!

  19. Jeff Weaver

    Happy Birthday David and I hope you have many more!!! 🙂

    Thanks for all the great music over the years and I’m looking forward to seeing you next month at Madison Square Garden!!!

  20. Hannouresk

    Allles Goude zom Gebodsdooch! Des is fei a Gruas auf frängiisch. Schließli leand ma nie aus!

    So happy birthday David! I will celebrate your day with your four beautiful albums! All the best to you!

  21. Elisabetta Corsi - Italy N.E.

    …sapias, vina liques, et spatio brevi
    spem longam reseces. dum loquimur, fugerit invida
    aetas: carpe diem quam minimum credula postero.

    Be wise, and mix the wine, since time is short: limit that far-reaching hope.
    The envious moment is flying now, now, while we’re speaking:
    Seize the day, place in the hours that come as little faith as you can.

    (by Horace, The Odes, Book I)

    Happy birthday David, I wish you happiness, continued good health and every success in all your artistic activity and in your further shows of RTL worldwide tour.

    For me are truly memorable the experiences of both your shows of OAI in Venice (already ten years today by the release) and RTL at arena di Verona last September, you are a legend, God bless you.

  22. Rino

    Happy B-day David, I don’t have all necessary words to say thanks for all these years of music and lyrics…….. so Happy Birthday.

  23. Emilio

    Buon compleanno David, Enjoy!

    Great video, my favourite of the show.

    Cheers!
    Emilio

  24. Lorenzo

    Tanti di questi giorni ancora Dave! Many happy returns yet! You wise traveler in the journey of Life.

  25. TW

    David, I wish you a very happy and joyful birthday!

    Thank you for all the wonderful gifts you gave to us fans! You inspired millions of people, including me, to learn to play guitar. Enjoy this special day with your family and friends and have a great party. 😉

    Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, joyeux anniversaire David!

    See you in Wiesbaden. 😀

  26. Pete - Coventry

    Happy birthday David. On an Island, 10 years old. Wow, where did that go………….

  27. KenF

    Happy Birthday greetings to David.

    Hopefully he hasn’t too much of a hangover from his cocktail concoctions.

    Into his 70th year and still giving so generously of his unique talents.

    2016 is sure to be another special one, In Any Tongue.

  28. JulieD

    Happy Birthday, David. Have a wonderful day. You are still beautiful and your guitar notes move me to this day. Thank you for your inspiration and teachings. Have many more years of happiness. Beijo

  29. Gustav

    Stort grattis från Sverige!!!

    Hope you day will be as superb as the music you write.
    See you in September again at the RAH!

    Best whishes

    Gustav
    Sweden

  30. Michèle

    Tchin et re-Tchin pour fêter un double anniversaire, David, le vôtre et celui de ‘On An Island’ (10 ans déjà…)

    Merci pour votre ♪♫♫♪, vos concerts, votre sourire et pour ce blog.

    ♥♥♥ to you and your family.

    PS: First time I’m able to watch the video, as there was no projection on Mr Screen in Orange. How powerful it is. Oh the horror, but also absurdity – not to mention futility – of war… Quel gâchis.

    On a happier note, see you in Nîmes! 🙂

  31. JC_2410

    Good morning FEd,

    Danny’s video certainly accompanies and defines the poignant and remarkable “In Any Tongue” track, reminding us of the the difficult and worrying times we live in!

    Still, it’s a special day and I’d like to wish Dave a very Happy Birthday on this his 70th year and I’m sure he’ll have wonderful celebrations with his friends and family; not least forgetting Polly as it’s Mother’s Day too!

    Shine on….
    John 🙂

  32. Tim

    Happy birthday to a man who effected my life so much.

    Such a god given talent.

    All the best David, see you September.

  33. tim_c

    It’s a rare thing to be 70 and at some artistic peak – maybe there’s something to be said for the slow burn.

    Have a good one old chap and hope the cocktails got sorted.

  34. Stefan

    Happy birthday, David!

    Thank you for all the music, the inspiration, the memories. Thank you for all the time you are still taking to make us happy.

    May we all find a way to bring you the same happiness and may we all enjoy each other’s company for many decades to come.

  35. Ina

    Happy Birthday! I wish you well and I hope all you birthday wishes come true!

    See you in Vienna and London.

    Kind regards from Berlin
    Ina

  36. Damiano cunningham

    Hey to the greatest Guitarist in the world. David, have a wonderful Birthday. Still rocking. Sell out tour, No1 album. And you make us old guys feel proud cause you don’t look a day over 57. 🙂

    Warm and sincere best wishes.

    Damian

  37. Becky

    Happy happy birthday, David! Your music, like no one else’s, takes me on inner journeys that can’t be duplicated by others…they are intricate, satisfying and elating. I don’t know how you do it but thank you so much continuing to do it. In addition to those fantastic inner journeys, you are the reason for exciting ‘outer’ journeys: I’ll see you in Toronto and Vienna!

    And hello to FEd and all the Gilmour fans here!

  38. David Howard

    Have a great birthday. Looking forward to being at Madison Square Garden with my son.

  39. asilorepublic (Andrea)

    Tanti tanti auguri auguri, David.

    Altri 70 di questi anni, sono pronto a regalarne un po’ dei miei per te…

    Ci vediamo il mese prossimo a New York.

    Many many wishes, David.

    Other 70 years like these, I’d give some of mine for you..

    See you next month in New York.

  40. William Cheng

    Happy Birthday David, it’s inspirational that you are still actively creating interesting music with the enthusiasm of someone a fraction of your age. I hope I have your energy when I get to 70, you’ve set a bar for me to follow. I wish you and your loved ones good health and a safe journey ahead!

  41. IMcK

    Happy 70th birthday and thank you for your great music that I’ve been listening to for the past 40 years. I’ve been lucky enough to have seen you in concert many times over the past four decades and every of them one has been great. Looking forward to the next one at the RAH in September. Thank you for continuing to perform and tour. All the very best to you and your family.

  42. Helge Fischer

    Happy birthday and all the best for the forthcoming years, David. And thank you for all that great music.

    Helge

  43. Tom V

    Congrats on your 70th birthday DG, wish you good health, piece and happiness! Looking forward seeing your shows in France!

  44. Andreas

    Happy Birthday, David,

    all the best and health for a long time.

    Looking forward to the concert in summer.

  45. Terry Hewitt

    Happy birthday David, thank you for the joy you bring to me and so many people with your beautiful music.

  46. mooncusser2k

    Wishing Mr. Gilmour a very happy birthday!

    Hope you have a great day, Random Man!! All the best – and many, many more!

  47. Pranav Krishna

    Happy birthday! I’m a big fan of your music and pink floyd. I’m turning thirteen on 7th March. I am learning to play the guitar (have been learning for more than 2 years now) and your solos are my favourites. I live in India and my name is Pranav and I do hope someday I will be able to meet you in person. Many happy returns of the day.

  48. Chris

    Happy Birthday David! Enjoy the day- looking forward to seeing you all 3 nights in NYC!!

  49. Bryan aka Atomeve

    Happy Happy Birthday David!

    Looking forward to seeing you in NYC. RAH was great last year!

    Cheers,
    Bryan

    @AtomEveEclipse

  50. Amedeo

    Happy Birthday David.

    I hope your day with Family and Friends is truly wonderful.

    You deserve all the best for what you have given us fans. Words can’t describe what your music has done for me and the love I have for it, and all I can say is a big Thank you for rewarding us with more music and concerts.

    I wish you and your loved ones all the best.

    Can’t wait to see you in Toronto and NYC.

  51. freddy.jason (Michael)

    Happy Birthday Mr. Gilmour,

    wish you all the best!!!

    Greetings from Germany.

  52. laterr

    So very any tonguish. 🙂

    Happy David Gilmour’s Birthday! 🙂

    Wish him many healthy and sunny years.

  53. DianeB

    To Mr Gilmour,

    The happiest of birthday wishes. I am hoping this day is filled with family, friends and happiness.

    Thank you for all the gifts of warm memories you have give the world over the years. Have a great day!

    (PS: have a few for us!)

    ~Diane

  54. Maya

    A VERY happy birthday to Sir David Gilmour, CBE. A true virtuoso. The greatest guitarist in the history of guitar playing. I would even go so far to say that he’s the greatest artist of all time. He is the best at his craft that anyone has ever been in any craft.

    It’s his birthday, but we get the present of seeing him perform. What a time to be alive!

  55. george

    Great video and Great song. Happy birthday David Gilmour. We are so looking forward to your Toronto shows. Again good work on In Any Tongue. Thank you guys.

    George

  56. frank

    Happy Birthday David Sir. 70 and still kickin’ butt.

    Be Well on this tour you Genuine Diamond !!!!!!

  57. Thomas O'Connell

    Sir David, I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday and looking forward to seeing you play at the Hollywood Bowl…

  58. Liz Cassidy

    I am always exploring so many different kinds of beautiful music, but I always come home to my favorite! No one moves me like you do! I will always make time to celebrate another year in your life!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID!

  59. Werner

    Happy Birthday David.

    I wish you health and that there’s more good music to come out from your fingers!

    I cant wait to see you again in April!

    All the best in the USA and Canada!

  60. Rolf

    Slightly belated but nontheless heartfelt: Happy Birthday, David!

    We are looking forward to Wiesbaden in July and RAH in September.

  61. SilverCheek

    A belated Happy Birthday to Sir Gilmour. Celebrated it last night by watching Jethro Tull, The Rock Opera Live with the youngster Ian Anderson hopping around the stage. He sends his regards.

  62. damian cunningham

    I expect sore heads will be cured with bacon ‘n’ eggs this morning. Or is the party still going strong? Hope so.

    Damian

  63. Lizzy

    In any tongue? Okay! Ik weet ‘t, ik weet ‘t, je verjaardag is al geweest, maar alsnog van harte gefeliciteerd, David. Dat er nog maar veel verjaardagen mogen volgen!

  64. Mr G

    Happy belated 70th Birthday David! So looking forward to the April NYC show.

  65. Steve Merchant

    I’ve got to take my son to see the 1975 tonight – not sure what I’m in for, but I really can’t see them being around where they are all 70.

    Happy Birthday Mr Gilmour – words cannot express how much joy you’ve brought to so many for so long.

  66. christian

    With a bit delay…Happy birthay Mr. Gilmour!!!

    Thanks for your music.

  67. Jill

    A day late, but sincerest wishes for a year of health, happiness, family, friends, music and love.

    Warmly, Jill
    Northern California

  68. Shugster

    A belated Happy Birthday David. I hope you had a Great Day and you have some quality relaxation before the US gigs (Wish I Was Going There!).

  69. Martin S.

    I can’t believe it is ten years since we sang Happy Birthday at The Mermaid Theatre !!! Terrifying ! 🙂

    Martin.

  70. Howard Bayliss

    Happy Belated Birthday David. See you in Toronto in a few weeks!!

    Cheers, Howard

  71. Enrico

    Happy belated birthday and…Pompeii? Some Italian web sites are almost sure a couple of dates in August!

  72. Rob_P_From_CT

    Happy belated Birthday David!

    I keep forgetting there is more than twitter. 🙂

    I hope you enjoyed a full birthday weekend and maybe even a week! Looking forward to MSG in April. Thanks for all that you do, the music you continue to make and for bestowing us with another tour! All the best wishes from across the pond in CT.

    Cheers! Rob

  73. damian cunningham

    Hi Fed. I trust you’re well, do you run the David Gilmour site on Facebook?

    I’m just watching Liverpool give Man U-shited a lesson in Football.

    Some Man U fans chanting about Hillsborough. Really disgusting behaviour.

    I’m not ashamed to say You’ll Never Walk Alone always makes me well up with pride. A friend of mine passed away a few years ago, he was a fellow LFC supporter, while his family and friends were mainly Man U. His last request was that everyone at his funeral was to sing You’ll Never Walk Alone. That made me smile on the day.

    Damian

    • FEd

      They played very well last night. Some fans always let themselves down, unfortunately. Some Liverpool fans sing about the Munich Air Disaster, which is appalling and disgraceful. Shame on them all.

      David’s Facebook is nothing to do with me, by the way.

      • damian cunningham

        Ahh well, the FB site is nowhere near as good as this site. I really do get withdrawals when nothing new appears here. It’s more addictive than my phone.

        Damian

  74. GARY HURLEY

    Very sad news, Keith Emerson passed away last night in Santa Monica L.A. aged just 71.

    RIP Keith.

    Gary Hurley.
    London England.

    • Peter Jenner

      Yes, so sad.

      The Nice joined the UK tour in 1967 featuring The Move, Pink Floyd, Amen Corner, and the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

  75. asilorepublic (Andrea)

    Hi FEd, here I’m hearing a lot of rumors about a couple of David’s concerts at Pompeii (OMG) on July 7th and 8th, with the official announcement that should be early in the next week.

    Do you know something more?

    Hope that in case there will be a presale, otherwise you already know how’s going on with Italian concerts…

  76. Drew MacKenzie

    “I’m an atheist, and I don’t have any belief in an afterlife. You could say that I’m resigned to the fact that this wonderful life that we get here is it. And having hit 60, it’s a good time to get resigned to these things and not be too nervous or upset – and enjoy what great times one can have.”

    I’m happy, you’re happy.

  77. Tommy

    Happy Birthday David! (A little late but was thinking of you. 🙂 ) Hope you have a great year.

    FEd, would you know if the set lists will be similar for the Radio City Music Hall show and the Madison Square Garden shows? I am shopping the secondary ticket market, very scary, I just can’t not go.

    Thanks.

  78. Angelo Ortiz

    A very Happy Belated Birthday wish to David from the Bronx NYC. See you on the west coast soon. 🙂

  79. Enrico

    Pompeii is a done deal according to the Italian ministry of culture…7th and 8th of July. PING! PING! (I know, I know, no Rick no Echoes, but let us dream.)

  80. ash

    A Very Merry Unbirthday to You, David !

    I thought you might be feeling left out because I’ve sent this Unbirthday greeting to everyone except you !

    I hope you had a lovely day. 🙂

    ash