I must admit, I am a Pink Floyd fanatic. Certainly one of the most interesting bands of my generation.

In the 70's, I worked for a while in a record store. I'll always remember this group of young girls filing through the albums. I then heard one of the girls say, "Oh, Pink Floyd, I love him".  It still cracks me up, to this day.

David Gilmour joined Floyd in 1968, shortly before the departure of founding member Syd Barrett and what a great addition it was.

Wishing you, David Gilmour, a happy 74th birthday and thanks for your part in giving us all that great music. Below, I've included one of my favorite Floyd tunes, written about Syd Barrett.

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