Mark Knopfler celebrates his 25th Anniversary of his debut SOLO album, Golden Heart, on March 26th. TUNE IN!
The British singer, songwriter, guitarist Mark Knopfler is also regarded as a record producer & award-winning film score composer with not just 1 specific and splendorous sound, as he has made entry into various genres and styles with bluesy folk, rock, country and Celtic flavors. Mark founded Dire Straits in 1977 with his younger brother David, along with John Illsley & Pick Withers which had a memorable run of 18 years ending in 1995 where he launched his current solo career from 1996 forward, giving this musical veteran a whopping 42 years in the biz and going strong with no signs of slowing down.
Now, at the ripe young age of 72, he is in such phenomenal shape, still sharing and pleasing his fans around the globe as an internationally and critically acclaimed act who is 1 of the most commercially successful artists of all time. This Living Legend and Rock n Roll Hall of Famer, is 1 of the highest awarded performers to date, who is a 3 time Doctor of Music recipient from Newcastle, Leeds and Sunderland Universities, a 3-time BRIT awarded artist who has received an ARPS Sound Fellow and PRS Music Heritage award, as well, is an honored Music Producing Guild recipient alongside being a 4 time Grammy, a Steiger, Edison, and OBE award winner. He has sold well over 120 million albums globally during his in-depth career with Dire Straits, his movie soundtracks, and his solo projects. He is accredited as 1 of the Greatest Guitarists of all time, who has 20 albums between Dire Straits and solo studio albums penned plus dozens of soundtracks under his belt. Brothers In Arms – Dire Straits 1985 album, was a 1st million-selling CD and get this, Mark even has a new brand of Dinosaur named after him ‘Mosia Kasaurus Kropfleri.’ and did you know that Mark also wrote Private Dancer for the superstar Tina Turner! Wow, now that is an impressive resume thus far, as he isn’t anywhere near done yet.
Listening to music by Mark Knopfler is like stepping into a time machine or like you were stuck in a time warp, which he brings his legions of fans to their feet with much pleasure, dancing anywhere and everywhere and the applause is no doubt, still deafening.
Their perpetual energy is so infectious, you can’t tell he is 72, this storytelling icon will be sharing some intimate moments with the audience as he shares with us his 25th milestone anniversary of his debut solo album, Golden Heart, and a limited time only video performances from yester-year to totally capture this momentous occasion.
Mark Knopfler is as mind-melting experience and hope you’ll tune in March 26th for this stellar performance that is a limited time only viewing. He will be airing his 1996 concert from the BBC in its entirety, featuring songs from Golden Heart as well, other classics and musical milestones from the beginning of his career to date. He is joined onstage by guests Jools Holland, Sean Keane, Liam O’Flynn, Sonny Landreth, and Paul Franklin. This will surely be enhanced with his luscious guitar and vocal melodies we all adore that seeps deep into your brain.
To fully experience Mark Knopfler’s truest essence, it’s like trying to capture an infinite measure, both a creative workbook and an authoritative musical reference.
This unforgettable night will profoundly move you with their perfected measurements of rhythm and supportive harmony, that still plays a crucial role in defining Mark Knopfler’s unique story telling.
Knopfler’s songs glow with qualities and flavors that satisfied the hunger of his legions of fans, truly an instant classic hit!
While you are there, check out his current album, Down the Road Wherever, it is undeniably 1 of the most intriguing works of instrumental genius, Knopfler’s most compelling expression to date and 1 of my favorite concerts ever! ENJOY these 2 photos from 2019, captured by Deb Draper, as a blast from the past!
Tune in, (only available for 48 hours), starting March 26th at 5pm GMT 10am PT at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tyCMhQH94Ks&feature=youtu.be