Lead guitarist for the experimental rock band Pink Floyd who went on to pursue a solo career.
He attended New York University. Barely making enough to survive, he toured through Spain and France.
Rolling Stone ranked him #11 on their 2011 list of Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
He married Ginger Gilmour on June 5, 1975. After their divorce in 1990, he remarried Polly Samson on July 29, 1994. He has five daughters and four sons.
He was a member of Pink Floyd with Roger Waters.