Guitar in general

Crazy – J.J. Cale’s Harmony guitar – pictures and video of the inside

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These pictures are nothing new neither secret, I saw them for the first time so many years ago in a J.J. Cale songbook. I stumbled upon them again today, and just thought that these are simply worth to have a look at (and I know that J.J. Cale ranks high among us Mark Knopfler fans). Just to make it clear: this is not what the guitar looks like from the back after removing some backside lid, this was the way he played it in the studio and on stage. Crazy, isn’t it. Note an even crazier detail: What you can see in the red circle is a coin which he put in to adjust the action of the guitar (it bends the top a bit […]

Dire Straits/ Mark Knopfler live pictures and videos

Mark Knopfler surprise performance at the Range Rover event

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In the evening of  September 6/7, Mark Knopfler and his band played a surprise performance at the Range Rover event at the Royal Ballet School in Richmond Park, where Land Rover revealed the All-New Range Rover, the fourth generation of the world’s most capable and luxurious SUV. The audience consisted of  leaders from business, film, television and sport. Many of these were long-standing Range Rover owners and enthusiasts keen to get the first view of the All-New Range Rover. The dramatic reveal culminated in a surprise  performance by  Mark Knopfler with his band. They played seven songs: Walk of Life, Sailing to Philadelphia, Romeo and Juliet, Sultans of Swing, Money for Nothing, Brothers in Arms, Local Hero, So Far Away. With the exception of Sailing […]