Deptford... the Musical Powerhouse...

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Deptford... the Musical Powerhouse...

Postby Mike Stranks » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:47 pm

Most of us know that Gordon hails from Deptford and from Gordon's concert chat we've discovered that Spike Milligan and Val Doonican were also denizens of that green and pleasant land...

... I was watching a very enjoyable documentary about Mark Knopfler on BBC4 on Friday pm. During the 'life-story' bit he said that he'd spent a while living in Deptford in the late '70s (I think).

So yet another guitar maestro with links to that idyllic spot where even the coal-bunkers are thatched. :lol:
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Re: Deptford... the Musical Powerhouse...

Postby GORDON » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:15 pm

Hi Mike.

Yes indeed Mark formed Dire Straits in Deptford. He was living in the flats at the bottom of Church Street,where at that time they were let out to students and folk generally.

I remember giving guitar Lessons to a guy from Deptford who was raving about this guitar player called Mark in a local band....If only I had gone down there!!!!!!

Thanks for the posting sir.

Be Well.

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Re: Deptford... the Musical Powerhouse...

Postby Roger » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:26 pm

GORDON wrote:If only I had gone down there!!!!!!



Hmmm......not quite the same, but I remember when REM played at Birmingham University in 1984 for £2 a ticket. I knew about the gig, but did I go - NO :(

Best to you both Gordon and Mike,

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Re: Deptford... the Musical Powerhouse...

Postby Jon G » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:19 pm

Ah Deptford, the Nashville of England - we have a decent local drummer called Terry hailing from there. Waxes lyrical about his fishing village on the Thames. Can't imagine why he decided to slum it on te Dorset coast.
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Re: Deptford... the Musical Powerhouse...

Postby GORDON » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:24 pm

Never heard it called that before! Many things but certainly not that... :D


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