Compiled by Terry Kilburn

Tom Petty

Friday, October 6, 2017

‘I was so sad to hear the news about Tom Petty. I always loved him, from his first classic record with the Heartbreakers and on through the years. My thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.’


Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Dire Straits has been nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame offers fans the opportunity to participate officially in the induction selection process. Beginning Oct. 5 and continuing through 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 5, 2017, fans can visit to cast votes for who they believe to be most deserving of induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2018 inductees. Fans will need to login with a Facebook account or email to vote. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Inductees will be announced in December 2017.

Inside Out

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Mark recently appeared on BBC TV’s regional show, Inside Out. talking about the inspiration behind the song Sailing to Philadelphia.

See it here


Mark helps launch International Busking Day

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Friday 21st July saw Mark unveil one of two specially liveried London buses being used to promote International Busking Day (22nd July) and the Lord Mayor of London’s Gigs annual young buskers competition.

Mark is pictured with buskers Kal Lavelle,
Jay Johnson and Modupe Obasola

The Mayor’s young buskers competition, held in association with Gibson guitars, turns some of the captial’s busiest and most iconic locations into stages for upcoming musical talent, including, St Paul’s Cathedral, major rail stations, Westfield London, London Underground, Wembley Park, Battersea Power Station and Trafalgar Square.

Mark says, “With so many smaller pub and club venues in London and other cities around the world falling victim to gentrification and rising rents it is more important than ever that enlightened civic authorities actively promote live music and performance in public places. It’s good to see the Mayor of London taking this initiative with Gibson Guitars.”

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