Dire Straits

Dire Straits - The Studio Albums 1978-1991 Vinyl box set released 25th November Preorder now: http://po.st/dsboxsetfb

Formed in 1977 Dire Straits, led by Mark Knopfler, were one of the iconic groups of the late 20th Century. When they first appeared on the London live circuit, their timeless music, faultless musicianship and memorable songs quickly connected with music lovers. From the start, it was clear that Dire Straits would set their own path and while the then-current zeitgeist of new wave showed there was an appetite for the new, Dire Straits proved that classic song writing would never go out of fashion.

Working hard touring, writing and recording, they released a series of ever more successful albums and by 1985 they were the biggest selling band in the world. Dire Straits appeal was almost instantly universal. They travelled the globe building an enormous and loyal international following. Their keynote songs, such as ‘Sultans Of Swing’, ‘Romeo And Juliet’ and ‘Money For Nothing’ dominated the airwaves in the 80s and the revolutionary new music TV channels such as MTV propelled the songs to become international standards. They remain one of the most played bands on radio to this day.



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Dire Straits Deliver First UK No. 1 - uDiscover


The Straits' achieved their first British No.1 album in 1982, with 'Love Over Gold'...

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‘Brothers In Arms’ Makes A Winning Debut - uDiscover


in 1985, ‘Brothers In Arms’ took the No.1 US chart spot for 9 weeks! Relive this incredible album:

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20 Mark Knopfler Milestones — By Mark Himself - uDiscover


“Newcastle City Hall is where I went as a kid, that’s where I saw my first shows that made me want to do this in the first place, like Chuck Berry. And I saw my first British rock star there, Joe Brown”

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Dire Straits Arrive In The US Charts - uDiscover


#OTD 1979, Dire Straits' entered the US Charts with their self-titled studio debut, & never looked back...

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Band Members

Past Members:

Mark Knopfler
John Illsley
Pick Withers
David Knopfler
Alan Clark
Hal Lindes
Terry Williams
Guy Fletcher
Jack Sonni
Chris White


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