Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Raised $21 Million for Climate Change Battle
This. Is. Awesome. You’ll love Pink Floyd even more. Guitarist / songwriter David Gilmour recently auctioned off dozens of his guitars and has donated the proceeds to charity.
Gilmour auctioned off 126 of his guitars and raised $21 million!
Surprisingly, he auctioned off his black Stratocaster that he used to record “Comfortably Numb,” “Shine on You Crazy Diamond,” and “Money”. That guitar was bought by the owner of the Indianapolis Colts for $4M!
Gilmour chose to donate to environmental nonprofit ClientEarth. A great choice!
I am pleased to announce that all the proceeds from the #GilmourGuitars Sale at @ChristiesInc in New York tomorrow will be donated to the charity @ClientEarth. (1/5) pic.twitter.com/uFJ1CvA6QK
— David Gilmour (@_DavidGilmour) June 19, 2019
Gilmour tweeted, “The global climate crisis is the greatest challenge that humanity will ever face, and we are within a few years of the effects of global warming being irreversible. We need a civilized world that goes on for all our grandchildren and beyond in which these guitars can be played and songs can be sung.”
James Thornton, ClientEarth CEO, said: “I’d like to express my deep and heartfelt gratitude to David Gilmour for this utterly remarkable gift. David has a long history of supporting charities and I am honored that he has chosen ClientEarth to benefit from this landmark auction.”
$21M is a substantial amount of money – what should they use it for?
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