Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler has released a charity single with 54 other guitarists

Publish Date
Monday, 18 March 2024, 1:21PM

Former Dire Straits' main man and guitar icon Mark Knopfler has brought together 54 guitar icons to record a charity single of his song Going Home (Theme From Local Hero).

This charity single includes the likes of guitar royalty: Slash, David Gilmore, Bruce Springsteen, Brian May, Tony Iommi, Pete Townshend, Ronnie Wood, Joan Jett and more.

Mark's longtime collaborator Guy Fletcher edited the contributions into the 9-minute piece while the cover image was designed by pop art icon and Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band designer Peter Blake.

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This version opens with the final recorded guitar track by the late Jeff Beck, making it even more special.

You can listen to the full 9-minute performance above!

Proceeds from this single will go toward Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America.

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