David Gilmour Honored Prince with a “Comfortably Numb”/”Purple Rain” Medley | Nerdist

Pink and purple have always gone well together. Last night, ex-Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour performed a medley of “Comfortably Numb” and Prince’s “Purple Rain” in honor of the recently deceased of the pop legend. Gilmour was playing London’s Royal Albert Hall as a special benefit for the Teenage Cancer Trust. After about four minutes of the Pink Floyd standard, the pinkish orange haze that filled the arena changed to brilliant purple, and Gilmour transitioned into “Purple Rain” guitar riffs while his backup singers oohed and aahed. Thirty seconds later, the guitarist reverted back to “Comfortably Numb,” leaving the solo as a seamless bridge to the Floyd piece—a brief unspoken tribute to the late Purple king. The brilliant eight-minute jam was a perfect way to close out the show; you can watch the whole thing above. Gilmour’s wife and frequent collaborator Patty Samson shared additional footage via Instagram: 💜 #davidgilmour #teenagecancerTrust A video posted by Polly

Source: David Gilmour Honored Prince with a “Comfortably Numb”/”Purple Rain” Medley | Nerdist

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: