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Guitar company Gibson reportedly facing bankruptcy

Iconic guitar brand Gibson could be on the brink of bankruptcy, according to a report. The company, whose Les Paul and SG instruments ...
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The History of Gibson Guitars by the years – Part Four (1969 – 1994)

The history of Gibson, simply put, is one of the great stories of American enterprise. From its humble beginnings more than a century ...
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Flashback: Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Queen and Genesis unite for charity

The 1993 Cowdray Ruins Concert is a completely forgotten all-star charity show. On September 18th, 1993, a crowd of about 1,000 lucky rock ...
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Alex Immordino – Our new fan, follower and friend will show you the classic sound of Mark Knopfler

As you already know, Dire Straits Blog follows and support several careers of young musicians, some of them are professionally engaged and some ...
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Exclusive: Listen to one of Hendrix’s last songs with the Experience

Studio engineer Eddie Kramer talks about a previously unreleased recording of Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Hear My Train A Comin’. Get ready to hear another ...
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On this day in 1978 Dire Straits were in the Studio working on their debut album

On this day in 1978 Dire Straits were in the studio working on their debut album ‘Dire Straits’. Dire Straits had no easy ...
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10 things we learned from “Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars” Documentary

Lili Fini Zanuck’s documentary “Eric Clapton: Life in 12 bars” – follows the guitarist as he pursues a single-minded mission to raise the ...
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Solo of the day – ‘Sultans of Swing’ by Daniel Braga from Brazil

For all our fans, today we have interesting video from one our Instagram follower. Namely, Daniel Braga have 33 years and he is ...
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The Dire Straits Experience – May to June at venues across UK (dates and tickets)

The Dire Straits Experience, the acclaimed live show from former Dire Straits member Chris White, have announced a six-date UK tour spanning May ...
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New drawings from Mark Knopfler and John Illsley by Loós József

Loós József is Hungarian artist and he is big fan of Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits. Two months ago, we have shared a ...
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Local Hero to take to stage as a musical

Bill Forsyth’s 1983 film Local Hero is set to become a stage musical. Mark has been busy writing the music and lyrics for ...
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Sir Elton John announces retirement from touring

70-year-old Hall of Fame musician will say goodbye following three-year “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour. At the end of last month, at an ...
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Guitar Stories

Couple rare images from Mark Knopfler and his best friends

He will always be in our hearts. His music is special to us and completely in one word – Mark is legend. Many ...
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