This recording was labelled before as "Egham
1989" but prooved to actually be the Newcastle recording from 9th October 1989
(Mark Knopfler singing "Newcastle town" during So far away).
Mark lead his supergroup Dire Straits infront of just 700 people at the Mayfair
Ballroom, Newcastle. The gala dinner concert was in support of North East
Personality of the Year, Joanne Gillespie, 11 years old, who wrote the book
'Brave Heart' about her fight against cancer. The charity raised more than
£35,000. Sadly, Joanne died in 1993. The picture below shows Joanne Gillespie
(with tongue out) and her sister Sarah together with Dire Straits. Remarkable is
that Jack Sonni did not perform with Dire Straits anymore after the Brothers
in arms tour, for this show he was replaced by Brendan Croker. From left to
right; Alan Clark, Terry Williams, John Illsley, Sarah Gillespie, Mark Knopfler,
Joanne Gillespie, Chris White, Guy Fletcher and Brendan Croker. Very rare concert, the original sound has been
improved a lot with sound editing software. Fairly good sound quality.