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An Evening with John Illsley: Tour – The Life and Times of Dire Straits

John Illsley – The Life and Times of Dire Straits – “An Evening and Q&A of Music & Memories”. The evening will feature classics from the Dire Straits ...
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Will There Be a ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Sequel?

Queen’s music video director says there’s already been discussions about a Bohemian Rhapsody sequel. The director of dozens of classic Queen videos says the band and its management ...
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10 Great Eric Clapton Collaborations

The debate rages as to whether God – aka Eric Clapton, who was tagged as the guitar deity in the mid-1960s in the U.K. – was best in ...
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Mark Knopfler: ‘I’ve been tested, but the desire to make music has remained’

Sultan of swing – Mark Knopfler talks the power of music, playing with his childhood icons and why he had to step back from Dire Straits in a ...
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On this day in 1987 ‘Brothers in Arms’ won a Grammy Award

On this day back in 1987, ‘Brothers in Arms’ by legendary British Band – Dire Straits won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video. Believe it or not ...
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Mark added two new London gigs to his World Tour 2019

Mark Knopfler has added two new London gigs (dates) to his world tour. The former front man of Dire Straits now will play a couple of dates at ...
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Mark Knopfler concerts at Baths of Caracalla in Rome

Mark Knopfler and his band perform two Rome concerts under the stars this summer. Namely, on 20-21 July, Mark Knopfler will perform two outdoor concerts at the Baths ...
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The story behind the song: Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits

Inspired by watching a hopeless jazz combo in a deserted pub, a song about a struggling band set Dire Straits on the way from dire straits to superstardom. ...
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Mark Knopfler on his return to Local Hero: How he penned the songs for the new Scottish musical

He is one of the UK’s most successful musicians. A legend. Yet writing songs for a new musical version of the beloved film ‘Local Hero’ put doubts in ...
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Throwback: On this day in 1978 Dire Straits were in the Studio recording their debut album

On this day in 1978 Dire Straits were in the studio working on their debut album. Recorded at Basing Street Studios in London, the project had a total ...
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