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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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Happy 71st Birthday Mark Knopfler!

Happy 71st Birthday Mark Knopfler!
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Mark Freuder Knopfler was born on August 12, 1949, in Glasgow, Scotland. His roots are from the Jewish-Hungarian family, especially his father Erwin Knopfler. Today is a big ...
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A Special Exclusive Live Concert for the Birthday of Mark Knopfler with Martyn Lucas on DSB!

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Did you remember on Martyn Lucas? The world piano man who played “Walk of Life” on his piano? Yes, he will make a special exclusive LIVE concert for ...
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Martyn Lucas: “Dire Straits Had Such a Unique Sound”

Martyn Lucas: “Dire Straits Had Such a Unique Sound”
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Martyn Lucas is an English pianist and singer best known as The World Piano Man. Now, he is based in Texas, USA. For this blog article, we’ve been ...
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Solo of The Day: “Sultans of Swing” in Performance by Timucin Toprak

Solo of The Day: “Sultans of Swing” in Performance by Timucin Toprak
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Timucin Toprak is a Turkish musician, songwriter, and guitarist born in 1980 in Istanbul, Turkey. When he was only 15-years-old, he started playing on the guitar. Our team ...
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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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Sending Signals: Full Podcast Episode with John Illsley and Mike Connell

Sending Signals: Full Podcast Episode with John Illsley and Mike Connell
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Sending Signals is a show about music, movies, and creativity. Matt Royal is the man who is standing behind this project as well as the interviewer of the ...
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“Sultans of Swing” – Acoustic Guitar Cover by Kfir Ochaion – Fender Acoustasonic

“Sultans of Swing” – Acoustic Guitar Cover by Kfir Ochaion – Fender Acoustasonic
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Kfir Ochaion is a very big fan of Dire Straits and the music of Mark Knopfler. Until now he has made a couple of solo videos from Dire ...
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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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‘Apache’ – Guitar Lesson Solo Tutorial – The Shadows – Hank Marvin

‘Apache’ – Guitar Lesson Solo Tutorial – The Shadows – Hank Marvin
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Our dear friend and YouTuber Andy Crowley is back again with us with another video lesson. This time he will show you how to learn to play ‘Apache’ ...
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