Classic Cut: Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing

posted by Andy Preston - 

 

2/13 : DIRE STRAITS SULTANS OF SWING. In 1978, Dire Straits began recording their first album at Basing Street Studios, London. The whole project cost £12,500 ($21,250) to produce. The album which featured the group's breakthrough single 'Sultans of Swing' went on to enjoy a 132 week run on the UK chart. The inspiration for 'Sultans of Swing' came from Mark Knopfler witnessing a mediocre jazz band playing in the corner of a practically deserted pub. At the end of their performance, the lead singer came up to the microphone and announced that they were the "Sultans of Swing. Today on Classic Cuts around 3:20pm. Thanks for listening, Andy

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