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A Few Words About Christie’s Auction House & Mark Knopfler Guitar Collection

A Few Words About Christie’s Auction House & Mark Knopfler Guitar Collection
The MK Collection
On November 21, 2023, an announcement was made regarding The MK Guitar Collection, which will be featured in a live auction scheduled for January 31, 2024, in London. ...
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A Vintage Interview: Exploring the Musical Mind of Jimi Hendrix

Exploring the Musical Mind of Jimi Hendrix
Guitar Stories
In a rare glimpse into the genius of Jimi Hendrix, a 1970 interview with Guitar Player magazine offers insights into his songwriting process, live performances, and musical inspirations. ...
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Unveiling Rare Snaps: Dire Straits Original Members Captured on Film Circa 1979

Journey Back to 1979 with Unearthed Photos of the Legendary Band's Early Performances
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Journey Back to 1979 with Unearthed Photos of the Legendary Band’s Early Performances The magic of rock and roll often lies in the moments captured on film, freezing ...
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This is What Freddie Mercury Would Look Like for The San Francisco Parade in 2023 with AI

This is What Freddie Mercury Would Look Like for The San Francisco Parade in 2023 with AI
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What if we could catch a glimpse of what legendary musician Freddie Mercury would look like if he were alive today in 2023? Thanks to the advancements in ...
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Watch Now: Eric Clapton’s ‘Layla’ Live at Royal Albert Hall – Orchestral Version (1991)

Eric Clapton’s ‘Layla’ Live at Royal Albert Hall – Orchestral Version (1991)
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Eric Clapton is no stranger to the Royal Albert Hall in London. He has performed there over 200 times since his debut with the Yardbirds in 1964. Also, ...
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The Untold Story of the Fender Rosewood Stratocaster

The Untold Story of the Fender Rosewood Stratocaster
Guitar Stories
The iconic Stratocaster by Fender needs no introduction. However, there is one rare Stratocaster that holds a fascinating untold story – the Rosewood Stratocaster. This Strat was the ...
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Guitar History: Gretsch 7680 Super Axe ‘Chet Atkins’

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Guitar Stories
Most of us are – or should be – aware of the enormous contributions of the late Chet Atkins. He was a Country Gentleman, to American popular music, ...
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36 Years Ago Dire Straits Released “Money for Nothing” Song

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“Money for Nothing” is a classic hit and rock song by British rock band Dire Straits. The song is the second track/single of their fifth studio album titled ...
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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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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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