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Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour has turned in some pretty incredible performances throughout his career. From selling out arenas, to playing in front of an empty stadium in Pompeii, Gilmour has seen and done it all. But nothing may compare to this acoustic performance at the Royal Festival Hall.
Gilmour stunned the crowd with a chilling, acoustic rendition of “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” off of the Wish You Were Here album. His acoustic rendition is beautiful, and nearly brings the entire crowd to tears! Gilmour packs so much emotion into one performance, it’s really difficult to think of a better performance of this song in history!
Fun Fact:This is a tribute to Syd Barrett, an original member of Pink Floyd – notice the title, Shine On You Crazy Diamond. He was their lead guitarist and wrote most of their early hits, but he gradually went nuts and was kicked out of the band in 1968, three years after the group started. Drugs played a big role in his mental illness.
Check out the emotional performance down below, and let us know what you think!