Dire Straits

Now the sun’s gone to hell

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

May 25, 1985

dire-straits-brothers-in-arms-vertigoDire Straits score their second U.K. #1 album with Brothers In Arms, also #1 in the U.S. and 24 other countries. Brothers In Arms is one of the first albums to be directed at the CD market, and is a full digital recording (DDD) at a time when most popular music is recorded on analog equipment. The album wins two Grammy Awards at the 28th Grammy Awards, and also wins Best British Album at the 1987 Brit Awards.

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Rosanne Cash

Boulevard’s empty why don’t you come around

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

May 24, 1955

r_cashBorn this day in Memphis, Tennessee — Rosanne Cash, the eldest daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash and his first wife, Vivian Liberto Cash Distin.

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Dire Straits

Savin’ it up, for Friday night

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

May 19, 1978

8b534c07-d097-45f7-b611-dc8db0345e61_1.37b440522c8b8fc01974747ee6a5c116Dire Straits release their first major label single Sultans Of Swing, recorded on a £120 budget. The song is first recorded as a demo at Pathway Studios, North London, in July 1977, and quickly acquires a following after it is put on rotation at Radio London.

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Springsteen and the Castiles

That’s what you get for loving me

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

May 18, 1966

Springsteen and The CastilesThe Castiles (with Bruce Springsteen on vocals), make their first recordings at Mr. Music Inc. in Brick Town, New Jersey. They cut two Springsteen songs, Baby I and That’s What You Get. The songs are cut directly to disc, of which seven or eight test pressings of the studio takes are made.

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He really wasn’t where its at

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

May 17, 1966

Dylan ticketBob Dylan, on tour in the U.K., appears at The Free Trade Hall in Manchester. At one point, a member of the audience (apparently unhappy with Dylan’s turn away from acoustic to rock) shouts “Judas!” Dylan replies with, “You’re a liar.” The entire concert is eventually officially released in The Bootleg Series by Sony Music in 1999.

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Dylan SHB

You only got ten

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

May 15, 1965

LookoutwikiBob Dylan’s single Subterranean Homesick Blues peaks at #39 in the U.S. charts, giving Dylan his first U.S. top 40 hit. John Lennon is reported to find the song so captivating that he doesn’t know how he will be able to write a song that could compete with it.

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