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Dire Straits 40th Anniversary- Mark Knopfler

The debut of the first Dire Straits   album is indelibly etched in my memory as the "alternative to the alternative" that Autumn 1978. While the likes of the Sex Pistols, Ramones, and Elvis Costello stole the headlines away from rock's Establishment…
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Dire Straits- Rock Hall of Fame Best, pt 2- Mark Knopfler

When the song "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits became a worldwide hit in Summer 1985, the album Brothers in Arms  from which it came won a Grammy Award for best recorded sound, while the song won another for Best Rock Song that year. However,…

Dire Straits- Rock Hall Best pt 1- Mark Knopfler

"As I run every light on Memory Lane down to Telegraph Road..." - Mark Knopfler With Dire Straits visionary Mark Knopfler In the Studio we thought we would "mark" the occasion of the London band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with part one…

Dire Straits-Brothers in Arms-Mark Knopfler

More than thirty years after "Money for Nothing" became the number one song in the US in September 1985, possibly the most remarkable observation I can make about Dire Straits' album Brothers in Arms   is how thoroughly enjoyable it remains today...