Thursday, July 28, 2011

Elton Reaches Out to Pink Floyd Singer's Son

Sir Elton John has reached out to the jailed son of Pink Floyd rocker David Gilmour by sending the youngster a box of books to keep him occupied while behind bars.


Charlie Gilmour was sentenced to 16 months in jail earlier this month (Jul11) after he was caught on camera rampaging across London with fellow students last December (10), protesting against a huge hike in university tuition fees.

The 21 year old, who was seen swinging from a flag pole on the Cenotaph war memorial and urging fellow protesters to "storm Parliament", admitted to a charge of violent disorder and was ordered to serve time.

But the youngster will have plenty of reading material to keep himself busy after Sir Elton and his partner David Furnish had a number of classic works, including books by Russian writer Leo Tolstoy and historian Niall Ferguson, delivered to his family home.

According to Britain's Daily Mail, the Rocket Man has never met Charlie, but is close friends with his adoptive father David Gilmour and his mother, author Polly Samson.

A source tells the publication, "A box of books was sent to Polly and David's house. I think they were incredibly touched.

"The books ranged from serious history books to novels and they had obviously put a lot of effort into choosing a wide-ranging selection that he (Charlie) would like." (c) WENN

- Post Chronicle

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