• > Home
  • > News
  • > Son of Pink Floyd Guitarist Appealing Prison Sentence
  • Son of Pink Floyd Guitarist Appealing Prison Sentence

    Fri, 07 Oct 2011 12:55:18

    Son of Pink Floyd Guitarist Appealing Prison Sentence - He is serving 16-months for causing unrest and violent disorder during student riots

    Pink Floyd Photos

    • Pink Floyd - British musician and founding member of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters performs on stage during his 'The Wall' show at the Olympic stadium in Berlin on September 4, 2013.
    • Pink Floyd - British musician Roger Waters clenches his fist as he poses for a picture next to art work from Pink Floyd's The Wall on the remains of the Berlin wall (East side gallery) on the eve of his show, 'The Wall' at the Olympic stadium in Berlin on September 3, 2013. Waters lent his support to the movement that wants to preserve the 1,3km long stretch of the cold war symbol and keep the land along the river Spree as public land.
    • Pink Floyd - CHICHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 14:  Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason takes part in Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 14, 2013 in Chichester, England.

    more pink floyd photos »

    Pink Floyd Videos

    • Pink Floyd - One Of These Days
    • Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb (at Live 8)

    more pink floyd videos »

    The song of Pink Floyd's David Gilmour is supporting his son as he appeals his "harsh" prison sentence for violent disorder during student protests last December, according to WENN.

    Charlie Gilmour is currently serving a 16-month sentence behind bars after he was caught on camera causing havoc in the British capital as part of a demonstration over an increase in university tuition fees. His antics included swinging from a flag on the Cenotaph war memorial and urging fellow protesters to "storm Parliament!" He's an anarchist, it seems!

    A lawyer for Gilmour, 21, told the Court of Appeal that Gilmour was aware of the "significance" of the monument, but had not realized he was dangling from a war memorial.

    Judges were also told by defense QC, David Spens, how Gilmour had taken psychedelic drug LSD prior to the protests, but argued the student had "successfully reformed and rehabilitated himself" and addressed his "underlying drug and alcohol problems."

    Judges are expected to make a decision on Gilmour's appeal application next week.

    Do you think Charlie Gilmour's sentence was too harsh?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    10.07.11



    "Like" ARTISTdirect on facebook to get more news and info on Pink Floyd

    Tags: Pink Floyd

    Latest Music News

    more news headlines »

    • this week
    • last week
    • artist
    • ringtone
    • peak rank
    • wks on chart