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Pink Floyd's electric guitar player to get honorary degree

Pink Floyd's electric guitar player is to receive an honorary degree from Anglia Ruskin University next month.
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Electric guitar player David Gilmour is to be handed an honorary degree by Anglia Ruskin University.

The 63-year-old Pink Floyd star will be made an honorary doctor of the arts at a special ceremony next month, the Cambridge News reports.

According to the university, the honour is being awarded in recognition of his "outstanding contribution to music as a writer, performer and innovator".

Gilmour joined Pink Floyd in 1968 and appeared on seminal records such as Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall.

This is the latest feather in the cap of the noted Fender guitar player, who already has a CBE and countless music accolades.

Although Gilmour now performs primarily as a solo artist, he took part in what was widely viewed as one of the most memorable moments of the Live 8 event in 2005 when he reunited with his former Pink Floyd colleagues.

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Posted on 13 Oct 2009 11:56 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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