David Gilmour and Tom Jones Play Prince's "Purple Rain" in 1992

In 1992, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour joined singer Tom Jones for a powerful performance of Prince's "Purple Rain."

The performance is from a TV show called Tom Jones: The Right Time, which aired in June of that year.

Note that there's also a more recent instrumental version of "Purple Rain" on YouTube that often is credited to Gilmour, but we can't verify that it's really him playing. This 1992 video, however, leaves no doubt as to who's playing that glorious Strat solo at 2:28. Enjoy!

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.