50 Years, 50 Albums 1985: Dire Straits ‘Brothers in Arms’

50 Years, 50 Albums 1985: Dire Straits ‘Brothers in Arms’

Dire Straits, formed in London by brothers Mark and David Knopfler in 1977, hit the ground running with the debut self-titled album in 1978. The band sold over 100 million albums by 1985, making Dire Straits one of the world’s best-selling artists. Brothers in Arms was the fifth album and the last one for the band as they had their first break up returning in 1991 with their final album On Every Street and finally dissolved the band in 1995, not nearly the success of Brothers in Arms. Having Sting sing the chorus of “I Want My MTV” on “Money for Nothing” certainly gained heavy rotation on MTV plus 4 other hits from the album made it their best-selling album and earned a spot on Rolling Stone magazines 500 Greatest Albums of all Time (ranked 351). Now we would like to welcome Dire Straits Brothers in Arms into the WPLR Hall of Fame.

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How Dire Straits Shattered Expectations With Brothers in Arms

Past the big hits, Dire Straits’ Brothers in Arms offered a moving exploration on war

Brothers in Arms: Dire Straits Reach Millions Of Comrades

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