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David Gilmour to appear with Roger on stage for The Wall

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From "Roger Waters-The Wall" Facebook page...

The gig with David

Today at 4:57pm

So here's what happened. Last year, 'The Hoping Foundation' a charity that supports Palestinian refugee kids, (http://www.hopingfoundation.org) put on a fund raiser at Ronnie Scott's Club in London, the idea of which was to raise money by auctioning karaoke performances by various celebrities. David was there as a supporter and was moved to perform an impromptu rendition of George Gershwin's 'Summertime?' which he performed aided and abetted by supermodel Kate Moss.

In the wake of that evening, someone, I think it was David himself, came up with this 'Wouldn't it be funny', idea. What if he (David that is) were to sing the old Teddy Bears song 'To Know Him Is To Love Him' with me (Roger that is), what with us having been so famously at each other's throats for years and years. Get it!!!! Anyway he E-mailed me with this suggestion and I loved it, so then it was just a question of juggling dates and deciding to do 'Wish You Were Here' and 'Comfortably Numb' to round out our little set. Or so I thought, until he sent me a number of very musical and eloquent demos of how we could do the song in two-part harmony. I listened with a sinking heart, knowing that David, with his superior vocal skills, could sing either part standing on his head, whilst I would have to search for a different key and then struggle through hours and hours of routining a performance that lay way outside my vocal comfort zone. To my eternal shame I bottled out and told Dave I would happily do 'Wish You Were Here' and 'C. Numb', but that 'To Know him is to Love him' was beyond me.

Some weeks passed with David cajoling me from time to time, telling me how easy it would be, but I clung resolutely to my fear of failure until one day he made one final entreaty. I quote "If you do 'To Know Him Is To Love Him' for The Hoping Foundation Gig, I'll come and do 'C. Numb' on one of your Wall shows". Well! You could have knocked me down with a feather. How fucking cool! I was blown away. How could I refuse such an offer. I couldn't, there was no way. Generosity trumped fear. And so explaining that I would probably be shite, but if he didn't mind I didn't, I agreed and the rest is history. We did it, and it was frogging great. End of story. Or possibly beginning.

Roger

PS. Just heard from David, he will decide in due course which gig he wants to do, it will be a surprise!

You can't see me, but I'm crying right now.

Edited by Electrophile

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This reminds me. .I have to go buy the Wall, AGAIN. Was never returned by someone that borrowed it that I no longer see. Must have it along with Dark Side and WYWH.

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That was alot of fun to read! It's great to see them finally getting along, it seems.

Bootleggers be ready!! ;)

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Absolutely awesome news.

Roger seems to be in a much better place these day's and David recognizes it.

Great.

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This proves that nothing is ever out of the realm of possibility!!! I was certain that it was NEVER going to happen.

Syd and Rick must be colluding together in that Great Gig In The Sky - what a project that must be!

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You beat me to the news.

It's a bit good, isn't it. I'm just as excited as when Jimmy Page & Robert Plant first toured (post Zeppelin) in 1995.

The thing is .... I'm only going to one Wall show at the moment, so how do I get David to appear at that show?

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You beat me to the news.

The thing is .... I'm only going to one Wall show at the moment, so how do I get David to appear at that show?

I know!!! Good question!!! smile.gif

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My money would be on a show at the o2 arena London even though my tickets are for the M.E.N Manchester...........but who knows? ..it could be anywhere.

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My money would be on a show at the o2 arena London even though my tickets are for the M.E.N Manchester...........but who knows? ..it could be anywhere.

Not to mention there are quite a few shows at The O2 Arena...

Sod's law it won't be the one I'm at!

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GOD DAMN IT! Now I wish I bought tickets to The Wall.......but at the time when they came out, I didn't care to go because its not Pink Floyd performing it and its not David playing guitar.

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GOD DAMN IT! Now I wish I bought tickets to The Wall.......but at the time when they came out, I didn't care to go because its not Pink Floyd performing it and its not David playing guitar.

Well David's only at one show out of many. Although it may be the UK as he lives in England he may surprise everyone by not doing it in the UK.

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Well David's only at one show out of many. Although it may be the UK as he lives in England he may surprise everyone by not doing it in the UK.

Well nevermind then. I'm embarrassed I didn't read the rest of that.... :slapface:

Edited by JimmyPageZoSo56

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He's not doing the whole show, he's only doing Comfortably Numb. Although you never know, the two of them have been dropping surprise bombs on us all week. Watch, next week we'll find out they're recording an album together and planning a world tour. Anything can happen!

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He's not doing the whole show, he's only doing Comfortably Numb. Although you never know, the two of them have been dropping surprise bombs on us all week. Watch, next week we'll find out they're recording an album together and planning a world tour. Anything can happen!

That's what I'm thinking. My fingers are crossed for that!!!!

Edited by luvlz2

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Lots of dreamers here.

You'd think someone was talking of a Led Zeppelin reunion or tour or something. :rolleyes:

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Hoping for Madison Square Garden since that's where they did the wall originally.

Nope. The shows were done at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island.

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He's not doing the whole show, he's only doing Comfortably Numb.

I think everyone knows that already....also it will only be the second (top of the wall) solo that he will do... now you see him now you don't

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