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Wish you were there …

July 2, 2005 ~ Thankfully, organizer Bob Geldof had David Gilmour’s phone number because, things had grown so distant between Roger Waters and David Gilmour, neither knew how to reach each other.

Live 8 was Geldof’s effort to draw attention to the poverty and AIDS crisis in developing nations and was held in (sorry) concert with that year’s G8 Summit — a gathering of international leaders.

David Gilmour once said that a Pink Floyd reunion would be like “sleeping with your ex-wife” but Waters, Geldof, Mason and Wright convinced him that “the cause is bigger than any of those bad feelings.” Richard Wright would pass away in 2008 so this was it — the last time Pink Floyd would perform together.

Someone pinch me …