Happy Birthday To Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour

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(Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

(Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Today is [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pink Floyd[/lastfm] guitarist [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]David Gilmour[/lastfm]’s birthday!!

And in his honor, Jack FM is making the recently-released demo version of “Young Lust” our Song of the Day!!

Since the release of their debut album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, in 1967, Pink Floyd have sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, making them one of the most commercially successful and influential bands in music history.

In the mid ’70s, the British progressive rockers dominated the charts with the critically-acclaimed albums The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall.  Each peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and singles like “Money,” “Another Brick in the Wall (Part II),” “Run Like Hell” and “Comfortably Numb” remain staples on classic rock radio today.

Last month, Pink Floyd released a special “Immersion” edition of their 1979 album The Wall.  The seven-CD box set contains a remastered version of the album, along with concert footage, the Behind the Wall documentary, live recordings and original demos of such singles asYoung Lust,” which is Jack’s Song of the Day

The Wall: Immersion Edition is the final phase of Why Pink Floyd…?, a re-release campaign of the band’s albums that began in 2011.  

Check out this clip of Pink Floyd (minus [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Roger Waters[/lastfm]) performing their 1975 hit “Shine On You Crazy Diamond.”  Jack FM shines on… like a tame cubic zirconia.

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