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 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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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

Private Investigations - The Very Best Of

Private Investigations - The Very Best Of

Mark Knopfler November 7, 2005

22 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

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