David Knopfler

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Retro Article: A Flashback to 1979 – Successful Straits

Retro Article: A Flashback to 1979 – Successful Straits
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This is one retro article about Dire Straits and their beginnings. The article is written by Angie Errigo and is published in Observer Magazine on June 10, 1979. ...
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Interview with Jack Sonni About Dire Straits and His Life

Interview with Jack Sonni About Dire Straits and His Life
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Jack Thomas Sonni (65) is an American musician, writer, and former best known as a “the other guitarist” in Dire Straits, during the band’s Brothers in Arms era ...
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Communiqué – News – Lyrics

Communiqué – News – Lyrics
Communiqué (1979)
The second song on this amazing studio album by Dire Straits is the song called “News.” The subject of this Mark Knopfler composition is by no means obvious. ...
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Communiqué – Once Upon a Time in the West – Lyrics

Communiqué – Once Upon a Time in the West – Lyrics
Communiqué (1979)
After their big success with the debut album, Dire Straits released their second album on June 15, 1979, under the name Communiqué. Band’s old lineup including Mark, David, ...
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Rest in Peace – Ruth Selma Knopfler has Died on 73 (1947 – 2020)

Rest in Peace – Ruth Selma Knopfler has Died on 73 (1947 – 2020)
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Mark Knopfler’s sister, Ruth Selma Knopfler has died on 73. Yesterday on July 15, 2020, sad news reached us. Namely, Ruth Selma Knopfler which was the first child ...
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“Grace in the Gutter” by David Knopfler & Watercolor Time-Lapse Video by Leslie Stroz

“Grace in the Gutter” by David Knopfler & Watercolor Time-Lapse Video by Leslie Stroz
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“Grace in the Gutter” is a song by David Knopfler released in 2011 on his 12th solo studio album called Acoustic with Harry Bogdanovs. On July 10, 2020, ...
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July 9, 1977 – Dire Straits had Their First Ever Gig (Video)

July 9, 1977 – Dire Straits had Their First Ever Gig (Video)
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On July 9, 1977, Dire Straits had their first ever gig as a band at a punk festival in Deptford. At the time they went by the name ...
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David Knopfler is on Patreon

David Knopfler is on Patreon
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The founding member of Dire Straits and brother of Mark Knopfler – David Knopfler is now available on Patreon. Since living the band, he recorded like 18 albums ...
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June 6, 1978 – Dire Straits Embarked Their First Album Headline Tour

June 6, 1978 – Dire Straits Embarked Their First Album Headline Tour
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On this day 42-years ago, Dire Straits embarked on their first album headline tour. On this occasion, we would like to pay tribute to this legendary band. Dire ...
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Dire Straits – Wild West End – Lyrics

Dire Straits – Wild West End – Lyrics
Dire Straits (1978) Lyrics
Back in 1978 when Dire Straits released their debut album, they were still with their own problems. At all, their first album was made of the songs that ...
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