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— Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits songwriting & incisive guitar
made them international stars – Knopfler’s clean but dexterous picking
was actually traditional but Wow is it cool. Have a listen and see
why a generation of MTV watchers thought these guys were gods!
(and they still are!)
June 20, 2020
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The Daily Walk with Love, republished June 20, 2020, by Paul Evans. Main video is courtesy of Welcome to the Paradise! and YouTube, with excerpts from An Evening with Mark Knopfler (2015) and Telegraph Road Mark Knopfler at the Royal Albert Hall (2016), The Daily Walk with Love, June 15, 2016, by Paul Evans. Featured photo of Mark Knopfler is courtesy of BBC.co.uk. This post is dedicated to the (as yet hypothetical) woman who sees past my limitations, can deal with my poverty, realizes that I have a good mind and a heart of gold, wants a kind and gentle man despite my problems, and “saves” me, completes me and makes me her own. Email Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org. Even a friend to chat with would be welcome. Paul email@example.com.
See An Evening with Mark Knopfler 2015 and Telegraph Road, The Daily Walk with Love, by Paul Evans.
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The old time Dire Straits was just sooo cool! Watch Dire Straits – “Sultans of Swing”, YouTube — 10:46. You can see why a generation of MTV watchers thought these guys were gods! Peace and Love, everybody!
“Mark Freuder Knopfler, OBE (born 12 August 1949) is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer and film score composer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Dire Straits, which he co-founded with his younger brother, David Knopfler, in 1977.
“Since Dire Straits disbanded in 1995, Knopfler has recorded and produced eight solo albums, and, as with his previous band, produced many hit songs. He has composed and produced film scores for eight films, including Local Hero (1983), Cal (1984), The Princess Bride (1987), and Wag the Dog (1997)….”
Visit the Official Mark Knopfler Facebook page. If you’d like, please listen to a recent (2015) concert from Spain by Mark Knopfler called Live in Seville [26-07-2015] (YouTube — 1:52:00). See all the great digital rights free mp3’s from Knopfler’s eight solo albums on Amazon.com or on iTunes, which comments:
The most celebrated British guitar hero to emerge in the 1970s and ’80s, Mark Knopfler rose to fame as the leader of Dire Straits, and his songwriting and incisive guitar work played a decisive role in making them an international success story. At a time when punk and new wave were making technique for its own sake seem irrelevant, and metal was taking the guitar solo in noisier and unpredictable directions, Knopfler’s clean but dexterous picking proved there was still room for traditionalism and chops in mainstream rock & roll.
Visit the Official Mark Knopfler website. Also check out the official website of Dire Straits, which features The Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler Guide. I always have owned Dire Straits Greatest Hits, which is called “Sultans Of Swing: The Very Best Of Dire Straits (Full Compilation) . My two favorite songs on that album are “Heavy, Heavy Fuel” and “Calling Elvis” (YouTube music videos).
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