Music History

Music History

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)

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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)

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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, ...
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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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