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Compiled by Terry Kilburn

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

John Illsley – UK tour

Friday, October 6, 2017

John Illsley, founder member of Dire Straits and along with Mark for the whole ride, is embarking on his first tour of the UK in over three years, with a brand new band including Robbie McIntosh and Paul Stacey on guitar duties.

Playing many of the much loved Dire Straits classics and other songs from John’s recent albums Long Shadows and Testing the Water John says:

“The new songs fit very comfortably next to the Dire Straits classics which we keep alive with the right energy and feeling; this is not a tribute band, we leave the note for note playing to others.”

This 17 date tour takes John and his band the length and breadth of the UK.

 

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.’

MK