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Mark Knopfler in Concert

Mark Knopfler is best known as the former head and wristband clad front man of the iconic 80s arena rockers, Dire Straits. After the breakup of the group in the early Nineties, the Scottish ax ace embarked on an impressive solo career in 1996 with “Golden Heart.” His eight album solo discography employs styles from Celtic folk to country.
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Robert Kinsler’s Music-Minded Gift Guide Part 2

With December’s arrival it’s time to get serious about picking up some outstanding collections for those special and discerning music fans in your life. Here is the second of two special Music-minded Gift Guides showcasing a wide-ranging number of new collections available now. Here are some highly-recommended albums. Artist: Mark Knopfler. Title: Privateering (Verve). You might like if you enjoy: Dire Straits, Nils Lofgren. Tell me more: Bound to rank on…
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Mark Knopfler’s 1st Double Album “Privateering” Out Today

Just ahead of his fall US tour dates Mark Knopfler’s new record Privateering is NOW available in the US! This release is Knopfler’s first double album in a 35 year recording career! The 20 tracks of consummately crafted folk, blues, country and …
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Mark Knopfler To Release Privateering in the US September 10th

Universal Music Group announces a worldwide deal with legendary musician and songwriter Mark Knopfler. Knopfler’s new record Privateering will debut on UMG’s Verve Records on September 10 (globally) after a 35 year relationship with Warner Brother Records. Max Hole, Chairman …
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10 Les Paul Stars of the 1980s

As in the 1970s, the 1980s saw many guitar stars rocking Gibson Les Pauls in their own glory days. Here are just 10 players, of all genres and in no order, who kept the Les Paul cool and coveted in the decade of decadence. Randy Rhoads. Although a cult guitar hero in Quiet Riot, Randy Rhoads truly went stellar on Ozzy Osbourne’s first two solo albums, Blizzard of Ozz (1980) and Diary of a Madman (1981). A master of churningly-heavy riffs, jazz/classical melodies and super-shredding solos, Rhoads was a rare talent…
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