David Knopfler

David Knopfler

The Crystal Sound of Dire Straits – Part I

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At the time when Dire Straits started with performing, they had no idea how far they can go. In 1978 the music has such different sounds and styles. ...
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Four Kids, Two dogs, a Pub and a Guitar – John Illsley

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67 years old co-founder and ex-member of Dire Straits John Illsley said that his perfect weekend is being in his country pub making music and recovering from cancer ...
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Back In 1984 With Hal Lindes Short Interview

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Orginally published in The Georgia Straight, April 6, 1984 – By Steve Newton.   Stepping out of nowhere into one of the world’s most popular bands in the ...
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Dire Straits And Their Early Success 1980-1984

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In 1980 Dire Straits were nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for “Sultans of Swing”. ...
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History of Dire Straits 1977 – 1979 And First Two Albums

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1977 is the year when brothers Mark and David Knopfler and friends John Illsley and Pick Withers formed one of the greatest bands in the world – Dire ...
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Mark Knopfler – Cleaning My Gun (Promo Video)

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Mark Knopfler has released a promotional video of the song “Cleaning My Gun”. The song is extracted from the album “Get Lucky”, released in September 2009. Although he ...
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Dire Straits: How we made Brothers In Arms

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We look back on the album that turned Dire Straits into the biggest British rock band of the 80’s. In November 1984, Mark Knopfler gathered Dire Straits at ...
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Dire Straits get money for everything

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If Dire Straits thought the world needed a little break from them after the globe-straddling success of Brothers In Arms, then in 1988 proved that the opposite was ...
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Dire Straits Deliver A ‘Communiqué’

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All of the early groundwork that Dire Straits had put into cultivating their audience with tireless live work and a strong first album brought them a new reward ...
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The untold story of Dire Straits – Part IV

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A glut of boldly ambitious records came out in 1980 – Springsteen’s The River, John Lennon’s Double Fantasy, Sandinista! by the Clash and Talking Heads’ Remain In Light ...
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