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The story behind the song: Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits

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Inspired by watching a hopeless jazz combo in a deserted pub, a song about a struggling band set Dire Straits on the way from dire straits to superstardom. ...
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Dire Straits start their studio adventures

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Dire Straits had no easy ride en route to the multi-million-selling domination of their later years. The group had to endure plenty of low-profile gigs that paid next ...
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When “Sultans Of Swing” wasn’t a hit

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It’s so much a part of the fabric of rock history now that it’s strange to think that “Sultans Of Swing” missed the charts altogether when it was ...
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