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Dire Straits

Ian Birch, Melody Maker, 11 March 1978

THEY SEEMED to come out of nowhere: Dire Straits, that is. Suddenly last year London's bitter-and-Number-Six grapevine was buzzing with the name. Everyone wanted to see the band. But what had happened to create such a stir?

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