The song “Comfortably Numb” first appeared on Pink Floyd’s 1979 album The Wall. Since then, it has become a rock and roll classic and a staple at any Pink Floyd or David Gilmour concert.
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David Gilmour– formerly the guitarist and co-lead vocalist of Pink Floyd in 1968– just released his 4th solo album. And although he now has thriving solo career, Gilmour took leadership of Pink Floyd in the 80’s, so fans still expect to hear “Comfortably Numb” and other Pink Floyd classics at his concerts. Wednesday night, Gilmour surprised audiences at his concert with a surprise guest to help him with the iconic song: Benedict Cumberbatch.
Unlike Gilmour– who was been inducted into both the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the U.K. Music Hall of Fame– Cumberbatch isn’t known for his musical ability. He’s known for his acting career, taking on massive roles in his stage, television, and film work. You might have seen him in the hit TV show Sherlock or movies like Star Trek Into Darkness and The Imitation Game (for which he was nominated for an Oscar). No one expected to see him onstage at a David Gilmour concert!
But Cumberbatch did an excellent job! The audience clearly loved seeing these two British treasures side by side, and Cumberbatch is a total class act– motioning for Gilmour to finish the song, recognizing the singer’s talent and achievements.
Check out the awesome surprise solo below and share!
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