Aug 11, · Happy Birthday to former-Dire Straits guitarist and leader Mark Knopfler, who celebrates his 70th birthday today (August 12th)!!!Knopfler formed Dire Straits in with his brother David Knopfler, bassist John Illsey, and drummer Pick Withers. They recorded their self-titled debut album after appearing as the opening act for Talking Heads' during their European tour.
The tunes support Knopfler's story-songs and musical character studies, as he describes or embodies truck drivers ("Border Reiver"), itinerant workers ("Get Lucky"), guitar makers ("Monteleone"), and sailors ("So Far from the Clyde"), among others, painting a portrait of pastoral and blue-collar life in the British Isles some time in the isbarseehosurderalmotarmantmicom.co: $
"Get Lucky" is about travelling farm workers and gambling. The final two tracks are two of the most emotional. "So Far From The Clyde" is about Glasgow shipworkers, while "Piper To The End" tells the story of Knopfler's uncle, an army piper who died in his early twenties, in WWII/5().
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Mark Knopfler "So Far From The Clyde": album: "Get Lucky" () Border Reiver. Hard Shoulder. You Can't Beat The House. Before Gas And TV. Monteleone. Cleaning My Gun. The Car Was The One. Remembrance Day. Get Lucky. So Far From The Clyde. Piper To The End. Early Bird (iTunes Bonus Track) Time In The Sun (Amazon Bonus Track) Pulling Down.