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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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A Brief History of Burns: The Classic British Guitar Brand (Part 2)

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“I remember that little cherry guitar well,” Mike told me. “That’s what I had at the Star Club in Hamburg, after my Hofner Club 60. I think I ...
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A Brief History of Burns: The Classic British Guitar Brand

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Chesham Close in Romford, Essex, does not look like a site of outstanding British rock ’n’ roll importance. Walk down the street today and you’re unlikely to be ...
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