Mar 122012
David Gilmour Hammersmith Apollo for Douglas Adams Virtual 60th Birthday

David Gilmour Hammersmith Apollo for Douglas Adams Virtual 60th Birthday

Pink Floyd guitaris David Gilmour performed at the “virtual 60th birthday” of the late Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. David performed Wish You Were Here and also played guitar on “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” which was sung by Procol Harum’s Gary Brooker.

The backing band on the night included guitarist Robbie McIntosh, percussionist Jodi Linscott, synth player Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens, singer Margo Buchanan, bassist Dave Bronze and Paul Beavis on drums.

Here is a video of David Gilmour performing Wish You Were Here at the event.

And here is A Whiter Shade of Pale.

Here is the setlist of what was performed.

‘Dadi’ (sung by Robbie McIntosh)
‘Scarecrow’ (sung by Robbie McIntosh)
‘Rockstar’ (sung by Margo Buchanan)
‘I Just Want To Make Love To You’ (sung by Margo Buchanan)
‘A Salty Dog’ (sung by Gary Brooker)
‘Wish You Were Here’ (sung by David Gilmour)
‘Too Much Monkey Business’ (sung by Gary Brooker)
‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ (sung by Gary Brooker)

David Gilmour A Whiter Shade of Pale for Douglas Adams 2024

Photo from A Whiter Shade of Pale.

  • Mark

    Great videos & performances, and many thanks…but come on, it’s Procol HARUM!

  • Nbotti

    Thanks for the videos ! It was a great event

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  • nico

    magical moment, great sound, douglas gilmour and two special artists. Big event. Deep feeling for music. Hello david from rome

  • carol

    praying that gilmour does a new album soon then maybe a united states tour, even just a few venues-will drive/do whatever i have to to be there!!! :)

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