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Update 14/03/2024 : Rock legends take to the screen in new Sky Arts series Johnson and Knopfler’s Music Legends.

Six part documentary series to air from 25th April on Sky Arts, featuring best friends and rock legends, Brian Johnson and Mark Knopfler
From hanging out with Elvis to drinking with David Bowie, a host of the world’s most iconic names reflect on the secrets of rock and roll in new series, Johnson and Knopfler’s Music Legends (6x60”). Audiences will be treated to a joyous journey through decades of music with exclusive access to a series of once-in-a-lifetime meetings, interviews and jam sessions between rock’s ultimate legends.

Join AC/DC singer, Brian Johnson and Dire Straits singer and guitarist, Mark Knopfler as they share their incredible knowledge and experiences with each other - and a hand-picked selection of music royalty. Guests including Sir Tom Jones, Nile Rodgers and Cyndi Lauper share stories from their own careers and discuss the tracks that shaped them as musicians and fans. Mark and Brian do the same, painting a fascinating portrait of their shared musical lives.

Episode 1: Johnson and Knopfler’s Music Legends: Tom Jones

In the series opener, Brian & Mark meet icon, Sir Tom Jones. In conversation and song, they reminisce on their earliest musical influences and Sir Tom shares captivating stories from his career, including his friendship with Elvis Presley.

Episode 2: Johnson and Knopfler’s Music Legends: Sam Fender

Brian & Mark visit Mark’s own British Grove recording studio to meet UK singer-songwriter and fellow Geordie, Sam Fender. Sam tells the story of his musical journey so far, discusses the influence Brian & Mark have had on him and shows them how to play Seventeen Going Under.

Episode 3: Johnson and Knopfler’s Music Legends: Cyndi Lauper
Brian & Mark hook up with 80s icon Cyndi Lauper at New York’s legendary recording studio, The Power Station. Cyndi discusses her tumultuous career in the music industry and brings her dulcimer along to teach Brian & Mark a special arrangement of her classic hit, True Colours.
Episode 4: Johnson and Knopfler’s Music Legends: Nile Rodgers

In Miami, Brian & Mark meet disco legend Nile Rodgers and explore his impressive musical career, from Studio 54 to David Bowie and Daft Punk. Nile and Mark jam together on an exclusive ‘Johnny Cash version’ of Chic’s disco classic, Good Times.

Episode 5: Johnson and Knopfler’s Music Legends: Carlos Santana

Brian & Mark travel to California to visit Carlos Santana, who recounts his incredible journey in music, from early days, through his Woodstock performance and resurgence in the late 90s. Together, they jam an amazing version of Black Magic Woman and Carlos plays some of his biggest hits.

Episode 6: Johnson and Knopfler’s Music Legends: Emmylou Harris

Brian & Mark head to Music City - Nashville - and meet up with Mark’s longtime friend and sometime collaborator, Emmylou Harris. Emmylou shares her career highlights and discusses her relationship with legendary country rock pioneer Gram Parsons. They’re also joined for an exclusive jam session with country music superstar guitarist, Vince Gill.

Phil Edgar Jones, Director of Sky Arts said “When two rock and roll legends open up their address books it turns out they are full of other legends and we are thrilled to be bringing this revealing and utterly charming series to the small screen; an hour in their company with the likes of Tom Jones, Carlos Santanta, Cyndi Lauper, Sam Fender and Emmylou Harris is a very special treat”.

Johnson and Knopfler’s Music Legends (6x60) was commissioned by Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment for Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content for Sky UK and Ireland. The Commissioning Editor for Sky is Barbara Lee.

The series is produced by Somethin’ Else TV, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Ian Sharpe serves as Executive Producer.

Update 16/02/2024 : Mark Knopfler for Record Store Day : The Boy :

In celebration of Record Store Day UK ( / Record Store Day ( on 20th April, Mark will be releasing a special EP of original songs titled The Boy.
As a boy, Mark was captivated by the giant funfair held every year on Newcastle Town Moor. The songs on this new release connect themes of the fairgrounds and their boxing booths commonplace in the Britain of the 50s and early 60s.
Find your local participating store: ( ... 5nejMq8Awo) #RSD24

Tracklist :

1. Mr. Solomons Said
2. The Boy
3. All Comers
4. Bad Day For A Knife Thrower
This is an exclusive RSD release of 4 brand new Mark Knopfler bonus tracks - something extra special which Mark wanted to give to fans whilst supporting local record shops! All tracks come from the sessions for his upcoming album 'One Deep River', which will be releasing the week before RSD (not announced, confidential). The tracks revolve around boxing/fairground boxing booths where members of the public could take on a 'professional fighter' - if they lasted three round they got paid! Colour and details of vinyl TBC but can confirm if our submission is approved. Quote from Mark Knopfler also on it's way.

Update 08/02/2024 : A landmark in rock music history, this new, very special recording of Mark Knopfler’s anthemic ‘Going Home (Theme From Local Hero)’ has been recorded to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America:

A landmark in rock music history, this new, very special recording of Mark Knopfler’s anthemic ‘Going Home (Theme From Local Hero)’ has been recorded to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America.

Produced by Guy Fletcher, the track features an unprecedented line-up of some of the greatest guitarists and musicians in history.

The artwork has been designed by Sir Peter Blake (The Beatles, The Who, Band Aid). Released March 15th, the single will be released on CD, 12” with etched b-side, deluxe CD+BluRay, download and streaming (including a Dolby Atmos mix).

Full list of contributors:
Joan Armatrading, Jeff Beck, Richard Bennett, Joe Bonamassa, Joe Brown, James Burton, Jonathan Cain, Paul Carrack, Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, Jim Cox, Steve Cropper, Sheryl Crow, Danny Cummings, Roger Daltrey, Duane Eddy, Sam Fender, Guy Fletcher, Peter Frampton, Audley Freed, Vince Gill, David Gilmour, Buddy Guy, Keiji Haino, Tony Iommi, Joan Jett, John Jorgenson, Mark Knopfler, Sonny Landreth, Albert Lee, Greg Leisz, Alex Lifeson, Steve Lukather, Phil Manzanera, Dave Mason, Hank Marvin, Brian May, Robbie McIntosh, John McLaughlin, Tom Morello, Rick Nielsen, Orianthi, Brad Paisley, Nile Rodgers, Mike Rutherford, Joe Satriani, John Sebastian, Connor Selby, Slash, Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr and Zak Starkey, Sting, Andy Taylor, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, Ian Thomas, Pete Townshend, Keith Urban, Steve Vai, Waddy Wachtel, Joe Louis Walker, Joe Walsh, Ronnie Wood, Glenn Worf, Zucchero.

Cancer is different when you are younger: it can be harder to get a diagnosis, cancer treatments can be less effective for young people, and accessing clinical trials can be harder.

This project is raising funds for two charities that are dedicated to supporting this specific age group.
Teenage Cancer Trust funds specialist nurses and youth workers to be there for a young person when cancer has turned their world upside down and to help make sure cancer doesn’t rob young people of the best years of their life.

Teen Cancer America partners with hospitals throughout the United States to develop specialized facilities and services for teens and young adults with cancer.

Release date: March 15th
CD single
12” single (B-side etched) – US/CA only
12” single (B-side etched) – World ex US/CA
Deluxe CD+BluRay Single (Mediabook, featuring Dolby Atmos version) – D2C only
Digital Single
Dolby Atmos Digital Single
Single Buy / Preorder / Presave : here
Project Homepage : here

Update 24/01/2024 : Mark Knopfler new album : One Deep River , out 12 April,2024. :
Mark’s new album, One Deep River, out 12 April,2024.

1.Two Pairs Of Hands
2. Ahead Of The Game – first single
3. Smart Money
4. Scavengers Yard
5. Black Tie Jobs
6. Tunnel 13
7. Janine
8. Watch Me Gone
9. Sweeter Than The Rain
10. Before My Train Comes
11. This One’s Not Going To End Well
12. One Deep River


2CD Deluxe (5 bonus tracks)
Blu-ray Deluxe (same as 2CD)
Box set – 2LP, CD, Bonus CD (same 5 tracks above), Bonus 1LP (4 tracks – only available in the box set), Guitar litho, tin with 3 x guitar picks, enamel badge 2LP indie stores – light blue
All vinyl 45rpm, mastered at half speed by Miles Showell CD/Digital masters by Bob Ludwig

Bonus tracks – CD

The Living End
Fat Chance Dupree
Along A Foreign Coast
What I’m Gonna Need
Nothing But Rain

Bonus tracks – 1LP (box set only)

Dolly Shop Man
Your Leading Man
Wrong ’un

Photo by Murdo McLeod. Artwork by Salvador

On The Record - One Deep River (Part 1) :

Update 21/11/2023 : Mark Knopfler to auction Brothers In Arms guitars :

Mark Knopfler is to auction more than 120 of his guitars and amps, with 25% of the proceeds going to charity.
The sale includes the 1983 Les Paul that Knopfler used to record the hits Money For Nothing and Brothers In Arms, and which he played on stage at Live Aid in 1985.
The singer-songwriter told the BBC he wanted the instruments to find loving homes.
"I hope they all get played," he said. "I don't think they do too well living in a case all their lives."
Find more info here , here and here .
Here's a great article
Here's the catalogue : the catalogue
From Januari 18th 2024 at Christie's :

Update 11/11/2023 : Brothers In Arms Memorial Park Belgium , Flanders Fields :

The Brothers In Arms Memorial Park wants to commemorate all pairs of brothers and sisters who fought together in de First World War and of whom at least 1 was killed during the war.
The memorial park also intends to have people reflecting on the impact of war on families worldwide.
The monument has some lyrics from Mark Knopfler's song Brothers In Arms.
Here are some links : story , about , inauguration , Private J. Hunter and the Brothers In Arms Memorial project , Andy Malengier .

Update 14/09/2023 : Dire Straits Live 1978-1992 :
'Dire Straits – Live 1978-1992' is out November 3rd (UK/ROW). US date soon to be announced.
Featuring remastered, extended, and unreleased recordings from some of their most coveted live albums and performances.
Including Live At The Rainbow, Alchemy, On The Night, Encores, Live At The BBC, plus artwork prints and exclusive 16-page booklet.
Available on 12LP and 8CD formats. Pre-order here and here.
Find Guy Fletcher's diary here .

Update 13/09/2023 : Brendan Croker overleden (15th August 1953 - 10th September 2023) :
'It’s a sad farewell to old friend in song Brendan Croker who has succumbed to leukaemia. You’ll probably read more about Brendan in obituaries soon.
He was a true artist in every way, appeared eccentric to many but was positive, brave and generous to a fault.
We had many happy years sharing music including touring and singing with our mutual pal Steve Phillips in the Notting Hillbillies.
The song I can hear Brendan singing now is the one we used to finish our set with, ‘Feel Like Going Home’.
My thoughts are with Brendan’s partner Ali and their friends everywhere.'

– Mark Knopfler

Update 1/09/2023 : Jack Sonni overleden (December 9, 1954 – August 30, 2023) :
‘A sad farewell to our old friend Jack Sonni, whom I met when he was working at Rudy’s Music Stop on 48th St.
Jack was a genuine guitar enthusiast who loved to play, jam, and talk guitars and amps all day.
He joined us on tour during the Brothers in Arms era and took to life on the road with the band like a fish to water.
Jack made friends wherever he went and will be missed by his many pals worldwide. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.’

– Mark Knopfler

Update 6/03/2023 : Opname's nieuw album afgerond :

De opname's voor het nieuwe Mark Knopfler album zijn afgerond , vind hier de dagboeken van Guy Fletcher :

Update 28/07/2022 : The Studio Albums 2009-2018 :

Mark Knopfler — The Studio Albums 2009-2018, the anticipated follow up to last year’s release of The Studio Albums 1996-2007, is available now for pre-order.

Available in two physical box sets — either 9 LP or 6 CD — the collection features Mark’s latest four studio releases, plus a collection of studio B-sides, bonus tracks, and two previously unreleased songs, ‘Back In The Day’ and ‘Precious Voice From Heaven’.

The Studio Albums 2009-2018 will be out worldwide in stores and on streaming platforms on 7th October 2022.

The audio for the collection has been overseen by the original mastering engineer, Bob Ludwig, at Gateway Mastering, with vinyl cut by Bernie Grundman.
The 9 LP box set will include five embossed art prints and the 6 CD box set will include five art cards of each of the album covers:

Get Lucky
Down The Road Wherever
Back In The Day: The Bonus Tracks 2009-2018

Hear the first three tracks from the collection:

Update 31/05/2022 : Mark is supporting this year's White Label Auction :
Mark is supporting this year's White Label Auction in aid of The BRIT Trust with a signed test pressing of his second solo studio album, Sailing To Philadelphia.
The auction takes place from 10am BST on 7th June and advance bidding is now open: here .
The BRIT Trust do invaluable work supporting young people in music and the arts.
See all listings: here

Update 02/04/2022 : Guy Fletcher's new album Anomaly available from now :
Now available : Guy Fletcher’s Anomaly album.
There is a Deluxe Art Book available soon with artwork for every song.
The cover art is only a tiny portion of the whole package. You can order here.

Update 11/02/2022 : Opname's van nieuw Mark Knopfler album gestart :
Mark is in zijn eigen British Grove studio gestart met de opname's van een nieuw solo album .
Guy Fletcher houd er een dagboek van bij , je vind het hier.

Update 19/01/2022 : Planet Knopfler :
In 1998, a minor planet measuring 4.86km diameter was named 'Markknopfler (28151)'.
Orbiting somewhere between Mars and Jupiter, it is one of over 600,000 numbered minor planets in our solar system.
Find more info here.

Update 07/01/2022 : Mark for a charity project for Teenage Cancer Trust/The Buddy Holly Foundation :
Mark Knopfler and Guy Fletcher are working (at British Grove Studio's) on a charity project for Teenage Cancer Trust/The Buddy Holly Foundation.
Guy producing a recording which involves a host of players, some of which already are recorded at BG (Pete Townshed, Albert Lee, Eric C. and of course M.K.).
More on this in the coming weeks.

Update 03/12/2021 : Mark for Small Steps Project :
Mark has donated a pair of autographed shoes for the Small Steps Project celebrity shoe auction, taking place from 30th November to 12th December.
This will raise funds for their amazing work delivering shoes, hygiene kits and emergency aid to protect children living in landfill environments around the world.
To find out more and place a bid .

Update 22/11/2021 : Mark at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum :

Mark visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville in 2019, standing next to the plaque of friend and collaborator, Chet Atkins.

Update 22/11/2021 : BBC Four documentary on the life of Alan Hull :

THE ALAN HULL STORY: Here's Mark Knopfler chatting to producer / director Ged Clarke for the forthcoming BBC Four documentary on the life of Alan Hull, presented by Sam Fender. Broadcast info coming soon.

Update 19/11/2021 : John Illsley : My Life In Dire Straits :

The first, and only, inside story of one of the greatest bands in rock history—Dire Straits—as told by founding member and bassist John Illsley.
One of the most successful music acts of all time, Dire Straits filled stadiums around the world. Their albums sold hundreds of millions of copies and their music—classics like “Sultans of Swing,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Money for Nothing,” and “Brothers in Arms”—is still played on every continent today. There was, quite simply, no bigger band on the planet throughout the eighties.
In this powerful and entertaining memoir, founding member John Illsley gives the inside track on the most successful rock band of their time. From playing gigs in the spit-and-sawdust pubs of south London, to hanging out with Bob Dylan in LA, Illsley tells the story of the band with searching honesty, soulful reflection, and wry humor. Starting with his own unlikely beginnings in Middle England, he recounts the band’s rise from humble origins to the best-known venues in the world, the working man’s clubs to Madison Square Garden, sharing gigs with wild punk bands to rocking the Live Aid stage at Wembley. And woven throughout is an intimate portrait and tribute to his great friend Mark Knopfler, the band's lead singer, songwriter, and remarkable guitarist.
Tracing an idea that created a phenomenal musical legacy, an extraordinary journey of joy and pain, companionship and surprises, this is John Illsley’s life in Dire Straits.

Update 15/09/2021 : Voices In The Hall with MK :

Mark Knopfler broke through in the late 1970s as the leader of rock band Dire Straits, with hits including “Sultans of Swing” and “Money for Nothing,” but his solo career has proven every bit as creatively fruitful.
Heavily influenced by country music as a child in Scotland and England, Knopfler has collaborated extensively with Nashville musicians including Chet Atkins, Richard Bennett, and Emmylou Harris, and his songs are championed in Nashville by music publisher David Conrad, songwriter Paul Kennerley, and many others.
Knopfler came to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s audio lair for an episode of Voices in the Hall, talking about his life in music and his country connections.

You can listen here , or here :

Update 19/08/2021 : The Princess Bride' In Concert :

The world premiere of 'The Princess Bride' In Concert took place on July 31 at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
The live-to-picture performance was introduced by the director, Rob Reiner, and the film was accompanied by a full orchestral adaptation of Mark’s original score, performed by LA Phil.
The magic continues with dates for more US performance screenings now announced in San Francisco, Vienna, Milwaukee, Grand Rapids, Portland and Nashville, plus more locations to be announced.
Details and tickets : here.
Photos by: Linda Rose Militano, Pamela Mitchell, Josh C. Kline, P Dog.

Update 19/08/2021 : Mark Knopfler – The Studio Albums 1996-2007 :

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Mark’s debut solo release Golden Heart in 1996, a new box set, Mark Knopfler – The Studio Albums 1996-2007, will be released on 1st October Worldwide, and 10th December in the US.
The box will be released on vinyl across 11 LPs, and on CD over 6 discs, featuring Mark’s first five studio albums as a solo artist:
• Golden Heart – first time ever on vinyl
• Sailing To Philadelphia – first time ever on vinyl
• The Ragpicker’s Dream
• Shangri-La
• Kill To Get Crimson
• Plus – an exclusive bonus disc of studio b-sides from this period, entitled Gravy Train: The B-Sides 1996-2007
The audio of each album has been newly remastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios in London.
The LPs will be pressed on 180g black vinyl, and the box set will include a download card, plus 6 embossed art prints of each album cover.
The CD set will come housed in a deluxe clamshell box with the CDs in wallets with folded double-sided printed inserts, plus 6 beautiful art cards of each album cover.

New t-shirts and vinyl slip mats are also now available to pre-order exclusively from the online store.

Pre-order box sets and merchandise: here .

Update 23/06/2021 : Statement van MK :

'To take a van with your gear and perform across Europe is an essential start for the careers of many UK musicians.
Without immediate government action to address the bureaucratic barriers put in place since January 1st, a whole generation of musicians will simply not be able to start or continue their touring careers.’
- MK

Update 04/06/2021 : Encores Pink Vinyl: Update :

Dire Straits’ live EP ‘Encores’ for Record Store Day 2021 will now be released on Black Friday.
Originally released in 1993, this limited edition reissue has been newly remastered and pressed on beautiful pink vinyl.
This release also comes with an exclusive embossed lithograph – well worth waiting for.
Save the date and get a copy from your local independent retailer on November 26.
Record Store link here.

Update 04/06/2021 : Princess Bride in Concert :

Mark’s original score for the beloved film, ’The Princess Bride’, has been newly orchestrated and will have its world premiere on 31st July at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
Performed live-to-picture by the renowned Los Angeles Philharmonic, and conducted by David Newman, this is set to be a magical evening under the stars. Tickets and information here.

Update 25/05/2021 : Mark over Bob Dylan naar aanleiding van diens 80ste verjaardag :

Mark over Bob Dylan naar aanleiding van diens 80ste verjaardag , Mark was te gast bij Mariella Frostrup’s Times Radio show :
Mark spreekt hier over Bob van 00.38.35 to 00.52.30 .

Update 28/01/2021 : Een boodschap van Mark , Goodbye Kerry :

It’s painful to have to report more sad news in such sad times: but Kerry Lewis, a much loved and treasured member of our touring crew for many years, passed away on January 26th.
Kerry had been combating cancer for some time and finally succumbed to his illness. Kerry was a lovely and talented guy, our stage monitor sound engineer and a tremendous asset to our team.
The success of every performance was what drove him endlessly.

All our thoughts go out to Kerry’s family and friends at this time.
Goodbye Kerry – we’re all raising a glass in the direction of your beloved Wales.’

Update 15/11/2020 : Mark Knopfler legends serie's :

Lees alles over de legends serie's hier.

Update 31/10/2020 : Mark op Cliff Richard's verjaardagsalbum Music … The Air That I Breathe:
Mark speelt mee op track nr. 6 van Cliff Richard's 80e verjaardagsalbum , PS Please :

Update 31/10/2020 : Signed shoes :
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 17/10/2020 : Mark en Guy Fletcher traden op tijdens de Goodwood Speed Week :
Mark en Guy Fletcher traden op tijdens de Goodwood Speed Week op zaterdag 17 oktober en hebben Local Hero gespeeld .

Update 09/10/2020 : Brothers in Arms Ride to the Wall 2020 Virtual Service of Remembrance:
Mark talks from 6:39 :

Update 03/10/2020 : Einde van de British Grove broadcast op Sirius XM :
Een bijdrage van Paul Sexton over de Bitish Grove broadcast die na 24 uitzendingen ten einde is gekomen : From Bob Dylan To Doris Day: Mark Knopfler’s ‘British Grove Broadcast’ .

Update 03/10/2020 : Een cover voor het album Down The Road Wherever die niet gebruikt werd :
Salvador design ontwierp een cover voor het album Down The Road Wherever , doch deze werd niet gebruikt , zie ook deze link:

Update 21/08/2020 : Mark neemt een live video van "Local Hero" op :

Mark heeft samen met Guy Fletcher een live video van Local Hero opgenomen in de British Grove Studios.
Deze video was voor de Great North Run Reimagined dewelke plaats vond in september , je kan de video hieronder bijken :

Update 20/08/2020 : Mark maakt deel uit van een speciale opname van 'Stand By Me' :

Mark has taken part in a special recording of 'Stand By Me' alongside Richard Thompson, Rick Wakeman, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Peter Frampton, Mica Paris and more; rallied together by Whispering Bob Harris to raise funds for Help Musicians.
The single will be released on the 60th anniversary of the day the original was first recorded by Ben E. King on October 27th.

Visit the #StandByMe2020 Go Fund Me page to learn more about the project and donate:

Go Fund Me.

Update 20/08/2020 : Nieuwe Pensa Custom gitaar MK-2 :

Rudy Pensa and Mark Knopfler got it right from the start back in 1987 when they collaborated on the first @pensacustomguitars MK, and after several years of consistency this new MK-2 is a perfect example of the high quality craftsmanship coming out of the Pensa Custom Shop. If you want hear this guitar as purely as possible, we highly recommend this pristine @tyleramps JT-22!! Stay tuned to see our Pensa Custom Amp built in partnership with Tyler Amps!!



Update 13/08/2020 : Dire Straits 6CD & 8LP Box Sets

‘Dire Straits: The Studio Albums 1978 – 1991’ will be available as a 6CD box set on 9th October alongside National Album Day in the UK, featuring the multi-platinum ‘Dire Straits’ (1978), ‘Communiqué’ (1979), ‘Making Movies’ (1980), ‘Love Over Gold’ (1982), ‘Brothers In Arms’ (1985) and ‘On Every Street’ (1991).
Each album will include a poster with the original sleeve artwork, including lyrics and credits.
For vinyl collectors, the popular 8LP 180-gram vinyl box set has been re-pressed due to overwhelming public demand, and will be out globally on the same day including the US for the first time.
Release date: 9th October, 2020
Available to pre-order now.

Order 6CD Boxset here

Order 8LP Boxset here

Update 16/04/2020 : Een boodschap van Mark:

‘I am very sad to announce the loss of our dear friend David Stewart, our studio manager, recently to the Coronavirus. David will be sorely missed, not only by everyone at British Grove but also by everybody who knew him.
Our hearts go out to our beloved Robyn and their two sons Jake and Tommy.’ – MK

Hier een artikel.

Update 20/03/2020 : Een boodschap van Mark:

I’m thinking of everyone as we navigate these difficult times.
They will pass, as they always do. I aim to be back in the studio recording songs as soon as possible.
Take care of one another, keep calm and keep safe. We will pull through.



Update 25/02/2020 : Mark Knopfler op SiriusXM

Songwriter, guitarist, film composer, and record producer Mark Knopfler will soon be hitting the SiriusXM airwaves with The British Grove Broadcast on VOLUME (Ch. 106).
Broadcasting from his British Grove Studios in West London, Knopfler (whose time as lead guitarist in Dire Straits included recording one of the best-selling albums in history, Brothers in Arms) will play some of his favorite music — from early roots, blues, and rock n’ roll to contemporary — hand-selected from his personal record collection.
Vind meer info op de website van SiriusXM .

Update 11/12/2019 : Mark Knopfler interview over filmscores en musicals

Update 26/09/2018 : Nieuw Mark Knopfler album , Down The Road Wherever :

Het nieuwe Mark Knopfler album , Down The Road Wherever is beschikbaar vanaf 16/11/2018 , bestel het album hier

Van de single "Good On You Son" is ook een videoclip gemaakt:

Hieronder de 2e single : Back On the Dance Floor :

Mark was op de BBC Radio te gast bij Ken Bruce en speelde daar Good On You Son , Romeo and Juliet en een cover van de Paul Simon klassieker "The Boxer" , je kan het hier beluisteren.

Guy Fletcher heeft ondertussen 2 verslagen van de opname's van het album op zijn website over staan , je vind ze hier en hier.

Vind de tourdata en setlists 2019 hier.

Op 14 april 2018 is Dire Straits toegetreden tot de beroemde Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, meer info vind je hier.

Update 13/12/2017 : Mark voor Tommy Emmanuel :
Mark speelt mee op het nieuwe album van Tommy Emmanuel op de song , You Don't Want To Get You One of Those, je vind hier een artikel :

Update 29/10/2016 : '58 Les Paul Mark Knopfler signature:

Binnenkort komt er een '58 Les Paul Mark Knopfler signature op de markt :

Update 01/09/2016 : Richard Bennett was honored as Nashville Cat :

Update 01/04/2016 : Nieuwe soundtrack van Mark Knopfler , Altamira :

Luister hier naar enkele stukjes muziek : Soundtrack Altamira

Update 30/03/2016 : New album from John Illsley : Long Shadows , release date 13th of May :
John Illsley's new album , Long Shadows is available to pre-order at .
Tracklist :

In The Darkness
Comes Around Again
There's Something About You
Ship Of Fools
Lay Me Down
Long Shadows
Close To The Edge

John will do a tour will in Holland and Germany, you can find dates and tickets here .

Update 26/02/2016 : Mark Knopfler op het nieuwe Zucchero album : Black Cats :
Mark Knopfler is te gast op het nieuwe album van Zucchero , Black Cats .
Mark speelt op 2 songs ,'Ci Si Arrende' en 'Streets Of Surrender (S.O.S)'.

Update 26/02/2016 : Mark Knopfler op het nieuwe Brian Bennett album : Shadowing John Barry :
Mark Knopfler is te gast op het nieuwe album van Shadows drummer Brian Bennett , Shadowing John Barry .
Mark speelt op 'All The Time In The World' , meer info vind je hier en hier .

Update 25/04/2015 : Richard Bennett's nieuw album Contrary Cocktail is released :
Richard's nieuw album Contrary Cocktail is released, je kan het hier bestellen.
Je kan de songs deels hier en hier beluisteren en je vind uitleg van Richard hier .
Vind "hier" een interview met Richard Bennett.


Update 21/02/2015 : Nieuw Mark Knopfler album "Tracker" en tour in 2015 :
16 Maart 2015 komt het nieuwe Mark Knopfler album "Tracker" uit, ook zal er dan een nieuwe tournee
plaatsvinden, tourdata vind je "hier"

Tracklist :
Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes / Basil / River Towns / Skydiver / Mighty Man / Broken Bones / Long Cool Girl /
Lights of Taormina / Silver Eagle / Beryl / Wherever I Go (featuring Ruth Moody)

De 4 verschillende formats waarin het album word uitgebracht vind je hier :
"Tracker formats",

De single Beryl is verkrijgbaar vanaf 16/01/2015 en is ook "hier te beluisteren "

De teksten vind je "hier"
Videowedstrijd "Wherever I Go" :
Voor het liedje "Wherever I Go" wordt een videowedstrijd georganiseerd, vind de wedstrijd en de song "hier"

Update 6/11/2014 : Mark Knopfler's gitaar versie van "The Last Post" :
Mark heeft voor het "Last Post Heritage Project ",
een gitaarversie van "The Last Post" opgenomen, je vind zijn versie "hier" .

Update 19/04/2014 : New album from John Illsley : Testing The Water :
John Illsley's new album called "Testing The Water" is on his way
we asked John a few questions about it, you can find them "here" .

Update 01/04/2013 : Nieuw Richard Bennett album : For The Newly Blue :
Het nieuwe album van Richard Bennett "For The Newly Blue" is uitgebracht op 01/04/2013:
Tracklist :
1. Your New Blue World
2. Until My Baby Went Away
3. Nashville Nocturne
4. Roustabout
5. A Parting Glance
6. Skin Of Gold
7. Port O'Call
8. Softly Come September
9. Blu-Bam-Bu
10.First In No One's Heart
11.Russe Roulette
12.Velvet Rain

Je kan "impressies beluisteren" op Spotify .
Er is ook een :"behind the record page"
Je kan het album aankopen bij : "CD BABY"
Je kan een interview met Richard hier terugvinden .

Je kan ook hier enkele impressies beluisteren :

Update 13/12/2011 : Uit de oude Dire Straits doos :

Update 03/11/2011 : Mark was te gast bij BBC Radio voor voor een programma over Hank Marvin : The Thing About Hank :

Update 31/01/2011 : Mark Knopfler documentaire van BBC4 : A Life In Songs.

Update 21/11/10 : MK APRS Sound Fellowship.
Mark ontving een APRS Sound Fellowship ,
dit wordt uitgereikt aan personen die een speciale bijdrage hebben geleverd aan kunst , wetenschap of de business van geluidsopname.

Update 27/10/2010 : MK verschijnt in Music : een boek/film van Andrew Zuckermann.
Mark verschijnt in Music : een boek/film van Andrew Zuckermann :

Update 02/09/10 : Youtube video met beelden uit de oude doos.
Hierbij een Youtube video met beelden uit de oude doos : Where Do You Think You're Going ?
Het betreft hier enkele foto's van Werchter 1979 alsook de uitreiking van een gouden plaat in het Ramada Hotel Brussel November 1979 .

Update 14/05/10 Interview Phil Cunningham met MK.

Update 04/12/2009 : Gedenkplaat Dire Straits aan Farrer House
In Church Street te Deptford (Londen) is aan het "Farrer House" een gedenkplaat gehangen omdat daar Dire Straits als het ware ontstond en het eerste optreden plaatsvond :