It was the first of a long string of successes for Dire Straits , and while the lineup would shift frequently over the group's lifespan -- Mark Knopfler and John Illsley would prove to be the group's only constants -- between and the group was a top concert draw and a frequent presence on radio and record charts; their landmark album Brothers in Arms sold over nine million copies in the United States alone, and was the top-selling CD of the '80s in the U.
It wasn't long after Dire Straits made their commercial breakthrough that Knopfler began expanding his creative boundaries. In , he was invited to play lead guitar on Bob Dylan 's album Slow Train Coming, and in , he produced Dylan 's Infidels, as well as leading the backing band. He also penned the song "Private Dancer" for Tina Turner 's triumphant comeback album of the same name, and found his songs being covered by the Shadows , whose legendary guitarist Hank Marvin was one of Knopfler's first inspirations.
And when Weird Al Yankovic asked Knopfler's permission to record a parody of Dire Straits ' "Money for Nothing" for the soundtrack to his film UHF, Knopfler agreed under one condition -- that he be allowed to re-create his guitar parts for Yankovic 's version.
Weird Al happily acceded to Knopfler's request. In the fall of , Dire Straits played their last concert, a show in Spain on tour in support of On Every Street, and in , Knopfler quietly announced that he'd retired the band, feeling they'd become too big. Lisbon Brescia Lucca Rom Udine Brighton Manchester Glasgow Newcastle Copenhagen Oslo Helsinki Petersburg Moscow Sailing to Philadelphia - World Tour Compilation.
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