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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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The Life and Times of Dire Straits – John Illsley UK 2019 Tour

A couple days ago, John Illsley has share with the fans a good news. Namely, John will have a UK Tour in March this year. The tickets for ...
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Happy New Year from the Sultans of Swing and Dire Straits Blog

Dear fans and followers, it’s been such a pleasure to work for you this year, to share interesting blog-posts and at the same time to learn amazing news ...
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“One Christmas Night” by Tommy Emmanuel (Video)

The certified guitar player delivers a gorgeous, spot-on rendition of “One Christmas Night”. Happy holidays to everyone! For your listening pleasure, here’s Tommy Emmanuel’s “One Christmas Night”. As ...
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