Do I recall reading that Dire Straits ( and was it Guitar George also?) played at the Stiff/Chiswick new bands night at Rafters at which Joy Division hooked up with Tony Wilson and Rob Gretton? Or am I making that up??
FAC No! And I'll spare you the old "Dire Straits are joining up with Chris Rea" joke as well.
I found this on google though - the "guitar george" thing happened at Rafters. Not sure if this was the aforementioned night though??
"George Borowski will probably always be doomed to have every review mention the fact that he is THE Guitar George mentioned in a certain song by Dire Straits. Well, this is no different, George used to be in Manchester band The Out, who opened for Straits at a place called Rafters. Apparently Mark Knopfler loved George’s guitar sound and asked why he didn’t play solos, to which George replied that he couldn’t, he only knew chords. The rest is history. "