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[Music] Sir Mark Knopfler. Please.

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jakarta

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May 25, 2007
13,981
Sullington
If we are talking guitarists then it has to be Sir Vini Reilly, and it will have to be soon.

Saw a recent photo, would never have thought he was just 66, 50 plus years of smoking industrial amounts of ganja every day has caught up with him...
 

Weststander

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Aug 25, 2011
53,965
Withdean area
I’d underrated him, the music of Dire Straits in the main not my thing, then a couple of months back I heard the song Brothers in Arms at the very end of the brilliant tv series The Americans. Studio or live .... an astonishing song, vocals and sensitive guitar play.
 

dejavuatbtn

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Aug 4, 2010
6,025
Henfield
Dire Straits were very very good but a bit marmite. Personally, whilst I like their music and rate MK highly, I think there are many better candidates, whether they be alive or dead.
 


BensGrandad

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Jul 13, 2003
72,015
Haywards Heath
Some years ago the brother of a workmate of my brother took a pub in Watford. His wife was/is a relative of MK and a local group were booked to play. It transpired that it was MK and Dire Straits who went on to play most of their latest LP which was Brother in Arms. Apparently they wanted to play and agreed the gig for free provided it was not advertised as being Dire Straits.
 
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AmexRuislip

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Feb 2, 2014
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Ruislip
Some years ago the brother of a workmate of my brother took a pub in Watford. His wife was/is a relative of MK and a local group were booked to play. It transpired that it was MK and Dire Straits who went on to play their latest LP which was Brother in Arms. Apparently they wanted to play and agreed the gig for free provided it was not advertised as being Dire Straits.

Was Brother in Arms the name of the pub in Watford?
 


BensGrandad

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Jul 13, 2003
72,015
Haywards Heath
It was in the late 70s about 78 and was a managed house for Truman Hanbury & Buxton who we worked for and the manager got involved ina fight and was beaten up so we were drafted in to restore order and look after the pub until a new manager could be found.
 

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