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David Gilmour mashes up “Comfortably Numb” and “Purple Rain” in tribute to Prince — watch

One guitar virtuoso pays his respects to another

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Photo via Society of Rock

David Gilmour paid tribute to fellow guitar virtuoso Prince during his gig at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night. Bathed in purple light, the Pink Floyd member performed a mashup of “Comfortably Numb” and Prince’s “Purple Rain”.

Gilmour’s wife and frequent collaborator Polly Samson shared further video on Instagram:

This is not the first time Gilmour has covered “Purple Rain”. He teamed with Tom Jones for a live performance of the song back in 1992.

For more on Prince and the tributes that have been pouring in, head to our Remembering Prince page.

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