Learn To Play… Sultans Of Swing

Learn to play Dire Straits’ ‘Sultans Of Swing’, with the help of Ollie from Your Guitar Academy.

Dire Straits Mark Knopfler

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The song was recorded at Pathway Studios, North London, in 1977 and quickly acquired a following after it was put on rotation at Radio London. Its popularity soon reached record executives, and Dire Straits were offered a contract with Phonogram Records. The song was then re-recorded in 1978 for the band’s debut album.

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