The Sunday Times Rich List

cfrate at cfrate at
Sun May 3 23:52:44 UTC 2009

Geez! That's amazing. Thank you (I want my) MTV!

---- Scott Schrade <schrade at> wrote: 
> > I still find it hard to believe Dire Straits was that big;
> >  maybe they were bigger in the UK than they were 
> > in the states.
> Dire Straits were huge practically everywhere.  BROTHERS
> IN ARMS ("Money For Nothing") was a giant success.  This
> from Wikipedia:
> ==========
> The album was a hit for the group. In the US, propelled by the 
> success of #1 single "Money For Nothing", the album also reached 
> the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 and remained to the top for nine 
> weeks. In the UK, thanks to a string of Top 10 hits, the album also 
> easily hit #1 on the UK Albums Chart. Brothers in Arms topped the 
> Australian albums chart for 34 (non-consecutive) weeks. Brothers 
> In Arms is 2nd album with most weeks at number-one in ARIA 
> Albums Chart. The album topped the charts in 24 countries: Australia, 
> Austria, Canada, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, 
> Greece, Hong Kong, Yugoslavia, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Norway, 
> New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, UK 
> and U.S. In the UK Albums Chart, Brothers in Arms has been 228 
> weeks.[3] In The Netherlands, the album broke the all-time longest 
> chart history with its (non-consecutive) 269 weeks. In Australia, 
> Brothers in Arms was the biggest selling album in 1985 and the 
> second best selling album in 1986, behind Whitney Houston's 
> eponymous album.
> ==========
> - SCHRADE in Akron
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