Dire Straits

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  • classic rock
  • rock
  • 80s
  • blues
  • guitar
Dire Straits was a british rock band, 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

On Every Street (1991)
Brothers in Arms (1985)
Making Movies (1985)
Love over Gold (1982)
Communiqué (1979)
Dire Straits (1978)
Money For Nothing
On the Night

Singles

Encores (1993)
You and Your Friend (1992)
Calling Elvis (1991)
Heavy Fuel (1991)
Brothers in Arms (1987)
Sultans of Swing (1987)
Twisting by the Pool (1987)
Walk of Life (1987)

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