On 22 July, 1978, Dire Straits had something to show for their early efforts in terms of a UK chart position – but only just.
The best 80s music videos not only defined the decade, they influenced fashions and elevated the music video to the status of high art.
The links between the American band and the British guitar hero go deeper than you might think.
As June turned to July in 1979, the second Dire Straits album 'Communique' reached a No.5 peak in the UK and became the third-highest new entry in the US.
Test your knowledge of Dire Straits’ second studio album, ‘Communiqué.’
The duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith became a huge part of the major US chart takeover by British acts of the mid-1980s.
On May 22, 1993, the band entered the UK bestsellers with a new album for the final time.
The song became an anthem of their early sound, but it had to work for it.
The incredible chart domination of a decade-defining album began with its release on May 13, 1985.
Test your knowledge of Dire Straits’ fifth studio album, ‘Brothers In Arms.’
'Just One Night' captured Slowhand's late 1970s show at Tokyo's famous Budokan Theatre.
The legendary Muscle Shoals studio defined the sound of Southern soul before becoming one of the go-to studios for the biggest names in music.
It was the album that captured the band's growing reputation as a live force.
In April 1985, 'So Far Away' was the first preview of an impending album phenomenon.
The biggest singles and most memorable album landmarks of the mighty British band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14, 2018.