(2014) - 22 min
The story of Dire Straits began in London after brothers Mark and David Knopfler moved down from Leeds to pursue a music career. Under the new name of Dire Straits, which reflected their mutual financial situation at the time, they recorded a five track demo which included future hit “Sultans of Swing”. The band swiftly produced a follow-up album Communique, which would also chart world-wide. Then at one of their gigs in Los Angeles, they were noticed by legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.