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Dire Straits- Mark Knopfler

As Mark Knopfler continues to make new music such as “Deep River”, we are thrilled to have him as our guest here In the Studio to share the Dire Straits story of how it all started. 

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Dire Straits- Making Movies- Mark Knopfler

In 1980 for their third album “Making Movies”, Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits’ easily least melancholy, most upbeat batch of songs, Mark Knopfler joins me here In the Studio  for the tales behind “Expresso Love”,”Skateaway” “Solid Rock”, the epic “Tunnel of Love”, and  “Romeo and Juliet”.

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Dire Straits- Brothers in Arms- Mark Knopfler

“It’s like someone pulling at a thread, unraveling your sweater, except the sweater is you, ” former Dire Straits bandleader Mark Knopfler tries to explain the phenomenon of “Brothers in Arms”  and modern super-celebrity here In the Studio in this classic rock interview. “I recommend success to anybody. I can’t think of anything good about fame. If you can, let me know.”

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Dire Straits- Best pt 2- Mark Knopfler

When the song “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits became a worldwide hit in Summer 1985, the album Brothers in Arms spent a stunning nine weeks as the #1-seller in the US in 1985, eventually selling a staggering 26,000,000  copies worldwide. This kind of celebrity could not have happened to a more reluctant rock star than Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler, and trust me, there is absolutely no way to prepare for what comes next.

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Dire Straits- Best pt 1- Mark Knopfler

Like David Bowie did five years before and Sting would repeat five years later, Dire Straits’ October 1980 third release “Making Movies”  is Mark Knopfler’s unabashedly “Big Apple” album through the eyes of an Englishman in New York who had grown up an ocean away on Hemingway, Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Bob Dylan.

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Mark Knopfler- Once Upon a Time in the West- Dallas 9-8-19

To herald the upcoming forty-fifth anniversary of the sublime but overlooked second Dire Straits album, here is a tasty live performance by Mark Knopfler in Dallas/Ft. Worth of a song from it, “Once Upon a Time in the West”, which would surface on the second Dire Straits album, “Communique”.

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Mark Knopfler- Kill to Get Crimson

Mark Knopfler’s fifth solo album, “Kill to Get Crimson”, released in September 2007, has a distinctive late Fifties Post War perspective,”…but it’s not nostalgia. It’s something else,” Mark insists.

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Simple Minds- Once Upon a Time- Jim Kerr

Simple Minds went to US #1 from performing the hit “Don’t You Forget About Me” in the soundtrack rolling under the end credits of the John Hughes Brat Pack movie “The Breakfast Club” in early 1985. But that’s just the beginning of the story of Simple Minds’ breakthrough album “Once Upon a Time”. We have lead singer/ lyricist Jim Kerr here In the Studio.