Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dire Straits: Sultans of Swing (Live Aid 1985)

Dire Straits, the British band led by Mark Knopfler, performs "Sultans of Swing" during Live Aid 1985, a concert held simultaneously in England and the United States for Ethiopian famine relief  that was broadcast to a reported audience of over 1.5 billion on July 13, 1985. Knopfler has been ranked by Rolling Stone in 2003 as one of the top 100 greatest guitarists of all time, coming in at no. 27.