Music History

Music History

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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Sunday Movie – “The Pianist” (2002)

Sunday Movie – “The Pianist” (2002)
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Last month we proposed to you the movie “Cadillac Records” from 2008, which tells the story about the musical era of the earlies 1940s to the late 1960s ...
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An Interview with Mark Knopfler: Stories from Shangri-La

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Below you can read the full interview with Mark Knopfler about the stories of his album Shangri-La. This interview is from September 28, 2004, and you can read ...
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Bill Wilson’s 1991 Acoustic Live Performance of “Sultans of Swing”

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“Sultans of Swing” is a song that spanned the whole world, the song with many performances by various artists and bands, and the countless performances by Dire Straits ...
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Blues America Part 2: Bright Lights & Big City (Full Documentary)

Guitar Stories
Blues America Part 2: Bright Lights, Big City is the second half of the blues music documentary by BBC from 2013 of the story of the blues. Part ...
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Blues America Part 1: Woke up This Morning (Full Documentary)

Guitar Stories
Blues America Part 1: Woke Up This Morning is a BBC documentary from 2013 on the story of the blues. This documentary is focused on how this music ...
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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, it’s ...
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