Ginger Gilmour, (born Virginia Hasenbein in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) is an artist and former model, and the first wife of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour.
From 1962–1966 Ginger studied at Wayne High School, Wayne, Michigan, and graduated Cum Laude. She then undertook a two-year foundation course in Chemical Engineering and Art at Michigan State University.
She met David Gilmour in Ann Arbor, Michigan in October 1971, while accompanying her then boyfriend backstage at a Pink Floyd concert. She described their meeting as "love at first sight" and they married on 7 July 1975 with the wedding reception held at Abbey Road Studios. She had four children with him: Alice (born 1976), Clare (born 1979), Sara (born 1983, a fashion model), and Matthew (born 1986). The children originally attended a Waldorf School.
Ginger is depicted on the inner sleeve of his 1978 eponymous first solo album. They separated during Pink Floyd's 1987-89 world tour.
Gilmour studied for eight years with the English artist Cecil Collins. She now works from her 15th-century farmhouse near Yapton, West Sussex, where she has created several studios. A recurring theme in her work is angels. She also teaches art, and a form of esoteric healing called 'Mental Colour Healing'.
Her work has been exhibited in a number of galleries and other venues, including Mall Galleries, London, Arundel Castle and the German Embassy in London. She has also worked in partnership with California-based artists Dana Lynne Anderson and Annie Harrison under the 'Renowned Artist' brand.
She has been commissioned to produce work for gardens at the Hampton Court Flower Show and BBC Gardeners' World. and has illustrated books by Phil Murray.
As of July 2011, her 11-foot sculpture inspired by the Olympic Games is installed at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5.
She is a member of the Society of Women Artists and in June 2007 received a British Red Cross Award for 'Services to Humanity'.
She provided a painting on a Carparelli Acoustic Bass guitar for War Child, which was auctioned off alongside 15 others including one from Iggy Pop.
|Modeling in 1969.|
|November 1972 in Marseille, France, with Pink Floyd and their wives/girlfriends, including Lindy Rutter Mason, Juliette Gale Wright and Judy Trim Waters.|
|With their first child, daughter Alice.|
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Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer-songwriter who first rose to fame in the late 1960s as the lead singer of the psychedelic-acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo artist with her own backing groups, The Kozmic Blues Band and The Full Tilt Boogie Band. Her first ever large scale public performance was at the Monterey Pop Festival, this led her to becoming very popular and one of the major attractions to the Woodstock festival and the Festival Express train tour. Joplin charted five singles, and other popular songs from her four-year solo career include "Down on Me", "Summertime", "Piece of My Heart", "Ball 'n' Chain", "Maybe", "To Love Somebody", "Kozmic Blues", "Work Me, Lord", "Cry Baby", "Mercedes Benz", and her only number one hit, "Me and Bobby McGee".
Joplin was well known for her performing abilities, and her fans referred to her stage presence as "electric". At the height of her career, she was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul", and became known as "Pearl" among her friends. She was also a painter, dancer and music arranger. Rolling Stone ranked Joplin number 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004, and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.
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