Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
3. "Dire Straits" (1978), "Money For Nothing" (1988), and "Live At The BBC" (1995).
Hammersmith Odeon, London. The show was recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, July 22-23 1983.
Golden Heart. "Golden Heart" was released in 1996. A further two solo albums followed: "Sailing To Philadelphia" in 1999 and more recently "The Ragpicker's Dream" in 2002.
Notting Hillbillies. They first played together in Leeds as Notting Hillbillies in 1986, but did not release an album until 1990's "Missing...but presumed having a good time".
Infidels. As well as producing the album, he also wrote the song "Jokerman" for it. He also played on the album "Slow Train Coming", but did not produce it.
Private Dancer. It was a song left over from material written for the album "Love Over Gold". It was a hit for Tina Turner in 1985.
|The number 2 spot in the UK charts was as high as Dire Straits got. "Walk Of Life" reached number 2 in February 1986. What was Dire Straits' other number 2 hit?||Dire Straits - Mark Knopfler's Career
Private Investigations. "Private Investigations" reached number 2 in September of 1982.
Communique. Dire Straits' debut album was released in 1978, followed by "Communique" in 1979. "Making Movies" in 1980, "Love Over Gold" in 1982, "Brothers In Arms" in 1985, "On Every Street" in 1991.
Brewer's Droop. His main income at this time, though, was from teaching.
Teacher. He studied English literature at Leeds University, and was a junior reporter for a local paper, the "Yorkshire Evening Post", and then for a short while an Essex newspaper.
Glasgow. His family moved to Newcastle when he was very young and he was brought up there.
|Newcastle landmarks 'Dogleap Stairway' and the 'Quayside' appear on which track from the bands first album?||Dire Straits, LEGENDS
'Down To The Waterline'. Knopfler often referred to North Eastern landmarks, like the 'Spanish City' fairground in 'Tunnel Of Love.'
Because Mark insisted he practise more. David still did session music for Dire Straits after leaving, and the band did the same for David on his solo career.
'Golden Heart'. Mark made a variety of albums and film scores after Dire Straits.
'Sultans Of Swing'. The song was semi-biographical, referring to their days doing the London pub scene.
Muff Winwood. Winwood allowed the band lots of control over the record in an attempt not to change their unique style.
'Communique'. Jerry Wexler, Warner Bros. insisted that the band record the second album in a much more posh recording studio than the first, but he later said that he'd underestimated the potential of 'Dire Straits' saying: "It would have been a hit even if it had only been available in grocery stores"
|'Dire Straits' frontman Mark Knopfler was born and raised in which cities respectively?||Dire Straits, LEGENDS
Glasgow and Newcastle. Mark was born in Glasgow but moved down to Newcastle, in the North East of England, where he was raised with brother and fellow band member David. He also spent time in Leeds before moving to London to form the band.
'Dire Straits'. The first album was fairly unsuccessful in the UK until the single 'Sultans Of Swing' took off in Holland and across Europe.
guitar. Mark Knopfler is famous for his guitar skills. He plays mostly electric.
David Knopfler. David Knopfler, Mark Knopfler's brother and one of the band's guitarists, left the band because he didn't want to practice enough. Mark was the lead and held the band together; Pick Withers was the drummer; John Illsley was the bassist.
Communique. "Communique" didn't make a big splash, but this fan thinks it's an awesome album. There is no Dire Straits II album; both "Brothers in Arms" and "Making Movies" are later albums by Dire Straits. Some great songs from "Communique" are "Where Do You Think You're Going?" and "Portobello Belle".
Mark Knopfler. Mark Knopfler was born in Scotland. He now has a solo career. He is a great guitarist and songwriter.
(I have seen him live; he was amazing!)
Tunnel of Love. From the album 'Making Movies' (1980)
'She took off a silver locket she said remember me by this.
She put her hand in my pocket I got a keepsake and a kiss.
And in the roar of dust and diesel I stood and watched her walk away.
I could have caught up with her easy enough but something must have made me stay.'
So Far Away. From the album 'Brothers in Arms'.
'I'm tired of being in love and being all alone.
When you're so far away from me.
I'm tired of making out on the telephone.
And you're so far away from me.'
|Which song is this line from:
'Just the way that her hair fell down around her face'?||Dire Straits Lyrics
Lady Writer. From the album 'Communiqué'. (1979)
'Just the way that her hair fell down around her face.
And I recall my fall from grace.
Another time, another place.'
Your Latest Trick. From the album 'Brothers in Arms'.
'My door was standing open.
Security was laid back and lax.
But it was only my heart got broken.
You must have had a pass key made out of wax.'
|The lyric: 'Somewhere your fingerprints remain concrete' is from which song?||Dire Straits Lyrics
On Every Street. From the album 'On Every Street'.
'The sacred and profane.
The pleasure and the pain.
Somewhere your fingerprints remain concrete.
And its your face I'm looking for on every street.'
|'You walk out on the high wire' is a line from which song from the 'Love Over Gold' album?||Dire Straits Lyrics
Love Over Gold. From the album 'Love Over Gold'. (1982)
'You walk out on the high wire.
Youre dancer on thin ice.
You pay no heed to the danger.
And less to advice.'
|Which song is this line from:
'And then the man, he steps right up to the microphone'?||Dire Straits Lyrics
Sultans of Swing. From the album 'Dire Straits'. (1978)
'And then the man he steps right up to the microphone.
And says at last just as the time bell rings.
"Goodnight now its time to go home."
And he makes it fast with one more thing.
"We are the Sultans. We are the Sultans of Swing."'
|'There's so many different worlds.' is from the third verse of which well known song?||Dire Straits Lyrics
Brothers in Arms. From the album 'Brothers in Arms' (1985)
'There's so many different worlds.
So many different suns.
And we have just one world.
But we live in different ones.'