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PRS for Music Plaque

September 14, 2020

Mark Knopfler and John Illsley attend the unveiling of a PRS for Music Heritage Plaque by Ellis Rich, PRS Chairman. The special plaque is mounted outside the ground floor of Farrer House on Church Street in Deptford, UK, where Dire Straits began rehearsing in 1977 and where the band later played their first gig.

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Mark Knopfler and Friends

September 14, 2020

Under the name ‘Mark Knopfler and Friends’, Dire Straits performs three gigs at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London, and one at Beaulieu Castle. The shows consisted of a set by The Notting Hillbillies, followed by Dire Straits playing the second hour.

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‘On Every Street’ released

September 14, 2020

Dire Straits’ sixth and final studio album, On Every Street, is released. Including the singles ‘Calling Elvis’, ‘Heavy Fuel’ and the title track; the album tops the charts throughout Europe and reaches #12 in the US.

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‘On Every Street’ Tour

September 14, 2020

The On Every Street tour begins with a five-night stand at the Point Depot in Dublin, Ireland. Continuing for more than a year, the tour will finally wrap up in Zaragoza, Spain after 229 shows in 19 countries.

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