Here’s how one guitar legend honors another.
Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour offered a spine-tingling tribute to Prince during a concert at Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday night, but instead of singing or even speaking, he let his guitar do the talking for him.
Just as Gilmour was about to play the second guitar solo in the Pink Floyd classic “Comfortably Numb,” he suddenly shifted into an expressive “Purple Rain” tribute.
Even the lighting went purple:
After the “Purple Rain” solo, Gilmour seamlessly transitioned into the second solo of “Comfortably Numb.” It was if the two songs were meant to be together.
Prince died last week at the age of 57.
Gilmour’s tribute came during a show to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust. The guitar legend has performed “Purple Rain” at least once before, teaming up with Tom Jones during a 1992 performance: