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Don’t expect Dire Straits to perform at the Rock Hall Ceremony

Fans hoping to see a Dire Straits reunion at the April 14 – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony could be disappointed. In a recent Q&A on ...
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Eric Clapton guitar raises £25,000 at auction

The guitar, a 1978 Guild D55NT natural-wood acoustic, was sold at Gardiner Houlgate auctions in Corsham, Wiltshire. A guitar owned by rock star Eric Clapton – complete with ...
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The Dire Straits Experience with new UK tour

More than 25 years have passed since the award-winning band Dire Straits disbanded, but if anything, their reputation has only grown with time. Record sales of more than ...
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News: Eric Clapton with two shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden this year

Eric Clapton has announced two shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The concerts, set for October 6 and October 7, are the first North American shows Clapton ...
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Listen to Dire Straits perform “Sultans of Swing” on their first U.S. Tour in 1979

Dire Straits will be among the inductees when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomes its class of 2018 next month, alongside a somewhat eclectic crew: Bon ...
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Tommy Emmanuel releases new “Deep River Blues” music video

Tommy Emmanuel has premiered the music video for his new single, “Deep River Blues”. The song – a unique spin on the country blues classic by the late ...
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Watch new Jimi Hendrix music video for “Lover Man”

To celebrate today’s release of the new Jimi Hendrix album, Both Sides of the Sky, a new music video has been released for the Band of Gypsys recording, ...
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John Illsley 2018 EUROPEAN TOUR!

Join John Illsley and his Band as they return to The Netherlands and Germany with a set of familiar Dire Straits hits and some new material from John’s ...
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Happy Birthday – Alan Clark!

Born on 5 March 1952 in Great Lumley, County Durham – Alan Clark was one of the keyboardists in the best music band in the world Dire Straits. ...
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Mark Knopfler: Trusting your instincts (An article from 2018 Martin Magazine)

It is notoriously difficult to use words to describe sounds. This is one of the reasons why onomatopoeia is such a useful invention. Without it, we would have ...
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