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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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World’s oldest electric bass guitar sells on eBay for $23,000

Only three of the obscure Audiovox Model 736 electric bass guitars are known to still exist. An ultra-rare Audiovox 736 Model, the first ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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Great Acoustics: 1932 Gibson L-10

When introduced in 1929, the Gibson L-10 – with its ebony finish, nickel hardware and relatively simple ornamentation – was a lower-cost alternative ...
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‘Walk of Life’ and little improvisation from Alex Immordino (Video)

Couple weeks ago we had an interview with Alex Immordino (26) solo musician from France. On his Fender Stratocaster guitar, he has made ...
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Interview with Dylan Smith + His solo version of ‘Sultans of Swing’ and many more

Dylan Smith is a massive Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler fan. A week ago, his friend – Richard Benham send us email and ...
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