David Gilmour marks a birthday today.

He was born on March 6, 1946 in Cambridge, England.

He's best known, of course, for his work as the guitarist, lead singer and songwriter of Pink Floyd, and for that glorious guitar style that's immediately recognizable, so soulful, soaring, and stunning in it's melodic expression, and powerful without the common show-off factor.

As for his altruistic side, among the charities he supports: Oxfam, Greenpeace and Amnesty International.

What a guy.

Happy birthday, David!