Dire Straits



Dire Straits

Rating
Active
1977 to 1995
Born
November 30, -0001 in Deptford
Died
November 30, -0001
Location
London, United Kingdom
Biography
Dire Straits were a British rock band that formed in Deptford, London, in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), his younger brother David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion). Dire Straits' sound drew from a variety of musical influences, including jazz, folk, and blues, and came closest to beat music within the context of rock and roll. Despite the prominence of punk rock during the band's early years, their stripped-down sound contrasted with punk, demonstrating a more "rootsy" influence that emerged from pub rock.
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Top Songs by Dire Straits


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Sultans of Swing

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Brothers In Arms (Remastered)

Money for Nothing

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Brothers In Arms (Remastered)

Walk of Life

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Brothers In Arms (Remastered)

Brothers in Arms

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Brothers in Arms

So Far Away

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Brothers In Arms (Remastered)

Your Latest Trick

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Down to the Waterline

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Water of Love

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Brothers In Arms - 20th Anniversary Edition

Why Worry

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Brothers In Arms (Remastered)

Ride Across the River

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Money for Nothing

Money for Nothing

Dire Straits October 26, 2012

12 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

On Every Street (Remastered)

On Every Street (Remastered)

Dire Straits September 10, 1991

12 Tracks

On Every Street

On Every Street

Dire Straits September 10, 1991

12 Tracks

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