Music for Monday: Dire Straits, ‘Sultans of Swing’ (live, ’78)

"Way on down south in London Town." (Dire Straits, 1978)

“Way on down south in London Town.” (Dire Straits, 1978)

Here’s a tune that’s been a radio staple since its release in the 1970s. Dire Straits debut single, “Sultans of Swing” first hit radio in May of 1978 but really sparked when it was re-released in January of 1979.

Here’s the band, featuring a very young-looking Mark Knopfler, performing “Sultans of Swing” live on the UK’s Old Grey Whistle Test show in 1978.

Dire Straits, ‘Sultans of Swing’ on ‘Old Grey Whistle Test,’ Live, 1978

Previously, on Music for Monday: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, ‘My Bologna’ (1979)

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