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36 Years Ago Dire Straits Released “Money for Nothing” Song

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“Money for Nothing” is a classic hit and rock song by British rock band Dire Straits. The song is the second track/single of their fifth studio album titled ...
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Communiqué – News – Lyrics

Communiqué – News – Lyrics
Communiqué (1979)
The second song on this amazing studio album by Dire Straits is the song called “News.” The subject of this Mark Knopfler composition is by no means obvious. ...
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June 6, 1978 – Dire Straits Embarked Their First Album Headline Tour

June 6, 1978 – Dire Straits Embarked Their First Album Headline Tour
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On this day 42-years ago, Dire Straits embarked on their first album headline tour. On this occasion, we would like to pay tribute to this legendary band. Dire ...
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Bob Dylan Releases New Epic Song – “Murder Most Foul”

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Bob Dylan surprised his fans this week with an epic, previously-unreleased song called “Murder Most Foul.” In announcing the song on Twitter early on Friday 27th March 2020, ...
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Bill Wilson’s 1991 Acoustic Live Performance of “Sultans of Swing”

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“Sultans of Swing” is a song that spanned the whole world, the song with many performances by various artists and bands, and the countless performances by Dire Straits ...
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The Hit Song “Sultans of Swing” Was Re-Released in February 1979

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Today in 1979, “Sultans of Swing” by Dire Straits was re-released and became a huge global hit, still loved by music fans today. Its original 1977 demo earned ...
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The Story of the Songs “Chilly Wind” & “Summer’s Coming My Way” by Mark Knopfler

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In this blog-post, you will have a chance to listen to one of the very first songs by Mark Knopfler, since the days when he was in high ...
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The Story for the drummer of Dire Straits – Pick Withers

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David ‘Pick Withers’ is born on 4th April, 1948 in Leicester, England. He was the original drummer for the world renowned band, Dire Straits and played on their ...
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Throwback: On this day in 1978 Dire Straits were in the Studio recording their debut album

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On this day in 1978 Dire Straits were in the studio working on their debut album. Recorded at Basing Street Studios in London, the project had a total ...
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Watch Electric Guitars Being Made in 1965 – England

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“All this to make a bedlam of adolescent noise,” says the curmudgeonly narrator. The 1960’s were swept up by the boisterous, raging rock-and-roll wave. And at the heart ...
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