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Compiled by Terry Kilburn

You Don’t Want To Get You One of Those

Friday, January 12, 2018

Mark joins Tommy Emmanuel on You Don’t Want To Get You One of Those taken from Tommy’s latest album Accomplice One to be released on the 19th of January. The song was written by Mark and recorded at his British Grove London studio.

Tommy says:

“When I approached Mark Knopfler about playing on my album, he told me he would love to but it has to be one of his songs and ‘none of that fast shit.’ I immediately concurred, as I love all his compositions. I made my way to his studio in London and we sat down with our acoustic guitars and he sang me the song. It’s brilliantly written, and honestly and humbly performed. We recorded it like a performance, playing and singing in the same room. We purposely left it raw and didn’t try to polish it up. It was a great experience for me to be directed by such an accomplished artist as Mark.”

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Dire Straits to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony is scheduled for Cleveland, Ohio, on April 18, 2018.

Starcards Xmas Auction 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017

The two Mark Knopfler Starcards featured in the 2017 Starcards Celebrity Signatures Xmas auction raised a combined total of £500. All proceeds from the Starcards auction go to London’s Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.

Thanks to all bidders and congratulations to the lucky winners.

 

 

Farewell to Fats Domino

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Farewell to Fats Domino, one of the great rock ’n roll pioneers.  Fats Domino was playing boogie woogie piano long before that music was given the ‘rock ’n roll’ name.  His songs are classics which influenced dozens of artists.  He will never be forgotten.  MK       

Mark on new Tommy Emmanuel CD

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Mark is among the guest artists featured on Accomplice One, Tommy Emmanuel’s new album. Mark and Tommy perform together on a track written by Mark called You Don’t Want To Get You One Of Those.

Accomplice One is scheduled for release January 19th, 2018, on CGP Sounds