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Retro Article: A Flashback to 1979 – Successful Straits

Retro Article: A Flashback to 1979 – Successful Straits
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This is one retro article about Dire Straits and their beginnings. The article is written by Angie Errigo and is published in Observer Magazine on June 10, 1979. ...
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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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Communiqué – Once Upon a Time in the West – Lyrics

Communiqué – Once Upon a Time in the West – Lyrics
Communiqué (1979)
After their big success with the debut album, Dire Straits released their second album on June 15, 1979, under the name Communiqué. Band’s old lineup including Mark, David, ...
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July 9, 1977 – Dire Straits had Their First Ever Gig (Video)

July 9, 1977 – Dire Straits had Their First Ever Gig (Video)
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On July 9, 1977, Dire Straits had their first ever gig as a band at a punk festival in Deptford. At the time they went by the name ...
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Dire Straits – Wild West End – Lyrics

Dire Straits – Wild West End – Lyrics
Dire Straits (1978) Lyrics
Back in 1978 when Dire Straits released their debut album, they were still with their own problems. At all, their first album was made of the songs that ...
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Watch the Full Concert by Dire Straits from 1980 in Dortmund, Germany

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Below you can listen to and watch the full concert by Dire Straits from December 19, 1980, which they had in Dortmund, Germany. At the time, Dire Straits ...
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Interview with Dire Straits Plus Full Concert from De Théâtre de l’Empire in Paris (1978)

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Dire Straits played for the first time in France on the stage at the Théâtre de l’Empire (Empire Theatre), back on November 5th, 1978 in Paris. They had ...
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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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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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John Illsley reveals how he met Mark Knopfler for the first time

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As the super group celebrate their 40th anniversary, the bass guitarist explains the band’s serious financial fix in the 1970s. John Illsley who was with Mark Knopfler from ...
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