MK guitar style and licks

Mark Knopfler playing with a pick in 1979

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While Mark Knopfler is strongly associated with playing fingerstyle, we know he always used a pick occasionally as well. Before he started Dire Straits, he did a lot of fingerpicking-  e.g. on his National resonator guitar – but also used a pick much more than he did later. With his band before Dire Straits – the Cafe Racers – he mainly played with a pick on his 1959 Gibson Les […]

Dire Straits/ Mark Knopfler live pictures and videos

Dire Straits pictures by Adrian Boot

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Adrian Boot is one of Britain’s best-known music photographers. You might know his name  from  pictures in magazines  (e.g. in NME or Melody Maker) or books – e.g. from the Dire Straits book by Michael Oldfield  which features a lot of his pictures. While searching the web for unknown Dire Straits pictures, I recently found a website – – which has about 65 pictures of Dire Straits / Mark […]