Pink Floyd's Vocalist Wished He Had Been a 'Beatle'

Fri, 07 September 2007 12:00:00 ET

David Gilmour of Pink Floyd adores The Beatles so much that if he had the opportunity to join the band, he would have given anything.
star wishes he had been a Beatle. The legendary guitarist, who achieved global stardom in the psychedelic band, has revealed the Fab Four have always been his favorite group, and admits he would have given anything to join his 60s contemporaries.

Speaking at the premiere of his new live DVD 'Remember That Night - Live At The Royal Albert Hall' in London's Leicester Square last night (06.09.07), Gilmour said: "I really wish I had been in . I was always a massive fan. The Beatles taught me how to play guitar, I learnt everything. The bass parts, the lead, the rhythm, everything. They were fantastic." Gilmour - who became Pink Floyd's joint vocalist and lead guitarist after founder Syd Barrett was dropped from the band in 1968 - also revealed he is in awe of 60s British group . However, Gilmour, 61, insists he doesn't only listen to music from the past, because his children keep him up to date with the latest sounds.

The musician explained: "For me, the perfect pop song is 'Waterloo Sunset' by the Kinks. I would have loved to have written that. One new song I really like though is Gnarls Barkley's 'Crazy'. Me and the band often play that in sound check. My children introduce me to new music, which is great because I can't really keep track of it all."

Gilmour has four grown-up children, Alice, Clare, Sara and Matthew, from his first marriage to Ginger. He also has three children, Joe, Gabriel and Romany, from his second marriage to Polly Samson. Gilmour has adopted Polly's son Charlie from a previous relationship.



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