Dire Straits



Dire Straits

Rating
Active
1977 to 1995
Born
November 30, -0001 in Deptford
Died
November 30, -0001
Location
London, United Kingdom
Genres
Singer/Songwriter
Biography
Dire Straits were a british rock band from Newcastle, United Kingdom, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (guitar and vocals), his brother David Knopfler (guitar), John Illsley (bass), and Pick Withers (drums), and subsequently managed by Ed Bicknell. Dire Straits emerged during the post-punk era of the late '70s, and while their sound was minimalistic and stripped down, they owed little to punk. If anything, the band was a direct outgrowth of the roots revivalism of pub rock, but where pub rock celebrated good times, Dire Straits were melancholy.
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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Live In Concert

Live In Concert

Dire Straits April 20, 2013

8 Tracks

Money for Nothing

Money for Nothing

Dire Straits October 26, 2012

12 Tracks

The Very Best

The Very Best

Dire Straits July 17, 2012

30 Tracks

Love Over Gold

Love Over Gold

Dire Straits July 5, 2005

5 Tracks

Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits

Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits

Dire Straits November 10, 1998

21 Tracks

The Very Best of Dire Straits

The Very Best of Dire Straits

Dire Straits November 10, 1998

16 Tracks

Live at the BBC

Live at the BBC

Dire Straits August 29, 1995

8 Tracks

On the Night

On the Night

Dire Straits May 10, 1993

10 Tracks

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