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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!

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.