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On this Day March 29, 1979

Origin of article

After attending a Dire Straits show during their residency at the Roxy in Los Angeles, asked Mark Knopfler and drummer Pick Withers to play on the sessions for his next album. Slow Train Coming was the album, recorded in Muscle Shoals in May of 1979, with Jerry Wexler producing. Dylan had first heard Dire Straits’ Mark Knopfler when his assistant Arthur Rosato played him the single ‘Sultans of Swing’.

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