Brothers in Arms CD-booklet
In February 1994, Mark Knopfler signed my Brothers in arms CD booklet with a personal note. Since it was signed with a silver pen, the effect is very nice when you look over the booklet at a certain angle.
Brothers in Arms
Official photo book for the Brothers in arms world tour 1985 / 1986. It is in fact the same as the normal 1985 edition of the tourbook, but without the pages with dates from previous concerts, promo add for Philips Compact Disc, promo add for Alchemy video and the merchandise page. The version I have is signed in 1985 by Dire Straits: Mark Knopfler, John Illsley, Alan Clark, Guy Fletcher, Terry Williams and Chris White. Only Jack Sonni's autograph is missing.
Brothers in Arms
Official lithograph with artwork from the Brothers in arms album. Signed by all Dire Straits members of the 1985 / 1986 tour: Mark Knopfler, John Illsley, Alan Clark, Guy Fletcher, Jack Sonni, Terry Williams and Chris White.
Mark Knopfler D.S.I.S. #1
This photo was given away by the former Dire Straits Information Service (D.S.I.S.). The address of D.S.I.S. is printed on the back of the photo. Mark Knopfler signed it with a black marker.
Mark Knopfler D.S.I.S. #2
This photo was given away by the former Dire Straits Information Service (D.S.I.S.). The address of D.S.I.S. is printed on the back of the photo. Mark Knopfler signed it with a silver marker. The photos were taken during one of the two warmup shows (8th and 9th July 1988) as a preparation for the Nelson Mandela tribute.
Band photo On Every Street
As a former member of D.S.I.S. (Dire Straits Information Service), I was happy to see that the newsletter from November 1992 featured a charity auction in which you could bid on various interesting items. All proceeds were going to the Elton John Aids Foundation and the Terrence Higgens Trust. In January 1993, I received a notification of a successful bid and shortly after that I received the band photo, signed by all Dire Straits members of the On every street tour: Mark Knopfler, John Illsley, Alan Clark, Guy Fletcher, Phil Palmer, Chris White, Danny Cummings, Paul Franklin and Chris Whitten. The photo was taken in September 1991 by Paul Cox.
Mark Knopfler On Every Street
With Philips as a sponsor for the On every street world tour 1991-1992, there was a limited edition of signed photos available for customers who bought certain Philips devices. This photo is from 1991, signed by Mark Knopfler. Part of this picture was also used for the cover of the CD-single "Ticket to heaven".
Scott's 1998 magazine
In 1998, I attended four shows of The Notting Hillbillies at the Ronnie Scott's jazz club in London; 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th July 1998. On one of these nights, Mark Knopfler signed my magazine backstage after the concert.
and greet pass
During the Sailing to Philadelphia tour, there were several meet and greets. This pass was for the meet and greet at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, USA, 16th May 2001. Mark Knopfler signed it.
Mark Knopfler Sailing to Philadelphia
This is a promotional photo for the Sailing to Philadelphia album. Mark Knopfler signed it.
The Notting Hillbillies tourbook
On 23rd May 1997, I was in London for a concert of The Notting Hillbillies. Afterwards, I had my tourbook signed (see also the meeting-section) by all band members; Mark Knopfler, Brendan Croker, Steve Phillips, Guy Fletcher, Marcus Cliffe and Ed Bicknell.
Sailing to Philadelphia CD-booklet
On 4th June 2001, I was in London for a concert at the Royal Albert Hall. There was a small group of fans waiting at the artists entrance to meet Mark Knopfler just before the soundcheck that afternoon (see also the meeting-section). It was very nice to meet Mark again who showed up driving himself in his BMW 5-series. Mark was so kind to sign my Sailing to Philadelphia CD-booklet and my tourbook.
This is the Warner Bros promotional CD for the Shangri-La album. Mark Knopfler signed the CD-booklet with a black marker.
This is the Warner Bros CD-booklet for the All the roadrunning album. Both Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris signed the CD-booklet with a black marker.
the road wherever CD-booklet
In August 2019, Mark Knopfler signed a CD-booklet of his latest album Down the road wherever for me with a personal touch. It is signed with a black marker.
My special thanks for making this possible go to Peter Mackay, Assistant Tour Manager. And of course a huge thank you to Mark Knopfler!