David John Gilmour was born on March 6th, 1946, in Cambridge, England. The 3rd child of Silvia and Douglas Gilmour and at the age of 21 he joined the band Pink Floyd who subsequently went on to sell over 250 million albums.
Gilmour’s playing style and trademark guitar sound is now known the world over and in 2011 Rolling Stone magazine ranked him one of the greatest guitarists of all time. His latest solo album Rattle That Lock recently entered the UK music charts at No. 1 and now for the first time in 9 years he has embarked on a tour that’s seem him preform sold out shows in amphitheatres and grand halls across Europe and at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
In this film we see the BBC gain unprecedented access into Gilmour’s personal and professional life as he details key moments in which he feels helped shape him as a person and a musician.