Dire Straits/ Mark Knopfler live pictures and videos

Mark Knopfler – Portobelle Belle – the only existing live video (Belfast 1996)

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Although Portobelle Belle from Dire Straits’ second album Communiqué was played on so many tours,  it seemed that there are no live videos of this song at all. It was played e.g. on each gig of the Love over Gold tour in 1982/3 which ended in the Alchemy live video concert but just this song was not included on the Alchemy video, neither on the original vinyl album or CD, […]

Dire Straits/ Mark Knopfler live pictures and videos

Dire Straits – Portobello Belle – The Point, Dublin, 1991

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Again I found something nice on youtube I personally have never heard before: Portobello Belle from the On Every Street tour in 1991, performed at The Point in Dublin.. I have had one “official” bootleg (= silver pressed CD) called Strait to the Point from a Dublin gig of that tour (August 26 – they played there for 5 nights from August 23 – 27) but the one I have […]

Dire Straits/ Mark Knopfler live pictures and videos

Mark Knopfler’s Rickenbacker of Portobello Belle live in 1981

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On the Making movies tour in 1981, Mark Knopfler played a Rickenbacker guitar on Portobello Belle. To my knowledge only one single picture exists with this guitar which is the one below. Since I have this picture at a rather high resolution, I also put in an enlarged version with just that guitar. I would be lying if I said I am an expert on Rickenbacker guitars, so feel free […]