Tag: Brothers In Arms


This Day In Music, February 3rd

On this day in 1986: Dire Straits were at #1 on the U.K. album charts with their fifth studio album, ‘Brothers in Arms.’ By spending ten weeks at #1, the album is the seventh best-selling album in U.K. chart history. ‘Brothers In Arms’ won two Grammy Awards in 1986, and also won Best British Album […]


This Day In Music, August 31st

On this day in 1984: ‘Purple Rain’ the movie-starring Prince opened at cinemas across the U.K. with special late night previews. The film grossed more than $80 million at the box office and became a cult classic. On this day in 1985: Brothers In Arms’ by Dire Straits started a nine-week run at #1 on the U.S. […]


This Day In Music, June 15th

On this day in 1981: Duran Duran released their debut studio album which reached #3 on the U.K. Albums Chart and remained in the U.K. top 100 for 118 weeks. In the US the album reached #10 on the Billboard 200, and spent 87 weeks on that chart. Singles from the album included the U.K. […]


This Day In Music, May 25th

On this day in 1985: Dire Straits scored their second U.K. #1 album with ‘Brothers In Arms’, also #1 in the U.S, and 24 other countries. ‘Brothers In Arms’ was one of the first albums to be directed at the CD market, and was a full digital recording (DDD) at a time when most popular […]