News Archives: October 2020

Compiled by Terry Kilburn

Celebrity Shoe Auction

Mark has donated a pair of autographed shoes to the Small Steps Project Celebrity Shoe Auction which will run from November 13th to the 22nd. Among a host of celebrities who have donated autographed shoes are Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and Sir Tom Jones.


The Small Steps Project is a UK charity. 100% of profits raised will go to help support barefoot children living on landfill, providing them with shoes, education, food, play and dignity.

Visit the Small Steps Website here 

UPDATE: Sold for £3400/$4550 (approx)


Goodwood Speed Week

Mark will be performing ‘Going Home’ on Saturday 17th October at Goodwood Road & Racing SpeedWeek in honour of the late Formula One racing driver, Sir Stirling Moss. Tune into the livestream from 4:30pm BST on Saturday to watch the performance: 

For more information about the racing events and online activities across the week, go to:

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BIA at number 2

Dire Straits top selling album Brothers in Arms has been voted No2 album of the 1980s in a BBC Radio 2 listeners poll.


Dire Straits Studio Albums

This week in 1978, Dire Straits released their eponymous debut album.

To celebrate its anniversary, the official video for the album’s hit single, ‘Sultans Of Swing’, has been restored to HD. Watch the whole collection of restored Dire Straits videos on YouTube now and click to subscribe.

‘Dire Straits: The Studio Albums 1978 – 1991’ is available now as a 6CD box set and re-pressed 8LP 180-gram vinyl box set, featuring ‘Dire Straits’ (1978), ‘Communiqué’ (1979), ‘Making Movies’ (1980), ‘Love Over Gold’ (1982), ‘Brothers In Arms’ (1985) and ‘On Every Street’ (1991).

Buy Dire Straits Studio Albums

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John Illsley, guest host

John Illsley will be Tim Burgess’s special Twitter guest host @LlSTENlNG_PARTY on October 7th, 8pm (U.K. time) when the featured album will be the Dire Straits classic LP, Brothers In Arms.