The incredible chart domination of a decade-defining album began its US chapter on 8 June 1985.
With a gritty rock and blues approach to her R&B roots, Tina Turner’s ‘Private Dancer’ was a landmark album that transformed her into a star to rival Madonna.
On 22 May 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.
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The former Rolling Stone's Rhythm Kings release an album of outtakes, and he has also named a favourite Dire Straits song.
Luna Lee presents the rock classic on, wait for it, a 6th century Korean zither.
It was the album that captured the band's growing reputation as a live force.
'So Far Away' was our first preview of an impending album phenomenon.
In the absence of Mark Knopfler, former bandmate John Illsley did the honours as Dire Straits took their place in the Hall of Fame.
The biggest singles and most memorable album landmarks of the mighty British band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 14 April 2018.
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Dire Straits started recording their debut album in February 1978, at Basing Street Studios in London with producer Muff Winwood.
A Fender Stratocaster that went missing after being signed for charity by Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Jimmy Page and others has been found ten years later.