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Dire Straits: When We Visited Japan
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Dire Straits: When We Visited Japan

Japan is an island country in East Asia that is an isolated world with a unique culture and landscape. Rarely elsewhere on the planet has the contrast of ...
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Tommy Stewart’s tribute to dad, David – “Cowboy Song”

In April 2020, the British Grove Studios alongside Mark Knopfler have lost its leader, dear friend, and studio manager David Stewart. Back then, Mark Knopfler shared a statement ...
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Dire Straits’ Live EP ‘Encores’ 2021 On Pink Vinyl

Dire Straits’ live EP, ‘Encores,’ was originally released in 1993 following their live album, ‘On The Night.’ Exclusively for Record Store Day Drops 2021, Dire Straits are taking ...
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Members Prize Draw – Win a Signed Copy of Half-Speed Mastered Vinyl ‘Local Hero’
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Members Prize Draw – Win a Signed Copy of Half-Speed Mastered Vinyl ‘Local Hero’

The latest competition exclusively for Members of MarkKnopfler.com is now open. Win a signed copy of the recently released half-speed mastered vinyl of Mark’s 1983 film soundtrack, ‘Local ...
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Lou Ottens with his invention. Photo: Jerry Lampen ANP
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Lou Ottens, the Man Who Invented Audio Cassette Tapes Has Died

Lou Ottens, the Dutch engineer who developed the technology for cassette tapes and compact discs, has died at the age of 94. He died at the age of ...
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“Tunnel of Love” – Dire Straits Cover by Mike DiFiore
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“Tunnel of Love” – Dire Straits Cover by Mike DiFiore

Mike DiFiore is a 31-year-old guitarist, songwriter, music producer, and recording engineer from London, UK. Today, we would like to present you his video cover of the song ...
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John Illsley’s Restaurant ‘East End Arms’ Was Added to The Michelin Stars Guide for 2021
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John Illsley’s Restaurant ‘East End Arms’ Was Added to The Michelin Stars Guide for 2021

Restaurants in Hampshire, UK, have been recognized as great places to eat and drink – despite not picking up any Michelin stars at this year’s awards. The Michelin ...
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John Illsley: “New Album Coming Soon…”
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John Illsley: “New Album Coming Soon…”

The ex-bassist of Dire Straits, John Illsley yesterday has announced that his new album is coming soon. Namely, on his official Instagram profile, John has shared a picture ...
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Goodbye Kerry Lewis
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Goodbye Kerry Lewis

On January 28th, 2021, Mark Knopfler in an official website post has shared the sad news about his longtime crew member Kerry Lewis. “It’s painful to have to ...
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Happy New Year from Dire Straits Blog!
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Happy New Year from Dire Straits Blog!

Dear fans and followers, it’s been such a pleasure to work and write blog-posts for you this year! This year was very different and difficult for all of ...
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