Topic: Sultans of Swing
It was 40-years ago today that Dire Straits released "Sultans of Swing". I was stocking shelves in a grocery store with the night-shift crew, when it came on the radio we played over the store's PA system. We all stopped, walked to end of our respective aisles, and approvingly gawked at one another as we listened to Mark Knopfler "play his thang".
Do you remember where you were when you first heard it?
This is the original lineup, with Mark's brother David on rhythm guitar, and the amazing Pick Withers on drums.
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