Music History

Music History

The Story of the Songs “Chilly Wind” & “Summer’s Coming My Way” by Mark Knopfler

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In this blog-post, you will have a chance to listen to one of the very first songs by Mark Knopfler, since the days when he was in high ...
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34 Years Ago – Dire Straits Entered The UK Chart

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The first song from what would become one of the great album phenomena of all time, Brothers In Arms, popped its head into the British singles chart on ...
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The Story of “Rock ‘n’ Roll Ruby” Song (Video by Mark Knopfler)

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“Rock ‘n’ Roll Ruby” is a classic song in rockabilly music history and it is covered by countless artists. The most famous and most successful version came from ...
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On this day in 1987 ‘Brothers in Arms’ won a Grammy Award

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On this day back in 1987, ‘Brothers in Arms’ by legendary British Band – Dire Straits won a Grammy Award for Best Music Video. Believe it or not ...
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Jeff Beck Reflects on Early Rivalry with Eric Clapton

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They’re two British rock legends who came up roughly around the same time, and crossed paths more than once while doing so, so it stands to reason that ...
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Watch Electric Guitars Being Made in 1965 – England

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“All this to make a bedlam of adolescent noise,” says the curmudgeonly narrator. The 1960’s were swept up by the boisterous, raging rock-and-roll wave. And at the heart ...
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A Brief History of Burns: The Classic British Guitar Brand

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Chesham Close in Romford, Essex, does not look like a site of outstanding British rock ’n’ roll importance. Walk down the street today and you’re unlikely to be ...
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Happy Birthday to the Queen of Psychedelic Soul

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Born on January 19, 1943, Janis Joplin grew up in Port Arthur, Texas. Culturally conservative and bourgeois, the mid-sized oil refinery city was a protected environment for Janis ...
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The history of Gibson Guitars by the years – Part Three (1946 – 1965)

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Before eight days we shared the part two of history of Gibson guitars from the 1934 to 1945 and World War 2. Today we wrote about third period ...
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The history of Gibson Guitars by the years – Part Two (1934 – 1945)

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In the first post we wrote about history of this amazing company for guitars, during the period from 1984 to 1922. Today, we’ll wrote part two of the ...
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