Dire Straits star Mark Knopfler released one of his unforgettable stage performances on his verified Instagram account and mourned one of the most legendary boxing stars of all time and one of the rare boxers who could beat Muhammad Ali, Charles L. ‘Sonny’ Liston.

As you will check out the caption of the video below, this rare footage was taken in September 2004 and almost 30K Instagram users liked that performance of Mark.

Here is what he wrote as the description:

“Mark performs his tribute to the legendary boxer in ‘Song For Sonny Liston’, live and acoustic on the Spanish TV3 show ‘…Amb Manel Fuentes’ in September 2004. Head over to Mark’s Official YouTube channel for the full performance.

#MarkKnopfler #SonnyListon”

A follower of Mark named michael_king_of_swords commented:

“Can you guys go on YT and check out this song called Uncle Bud by Gary BB Coleman? I highly suspect Mark lifted Sonny Liston from that song. The structure is identical almost.”

Another Knopfler fan named anaficherpimentel wrote this:

“Happy Easter and I love you beautiful music❤️❤️❤️”

You can watch the Instagram video and the full version of the performance below.