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Dire Straits
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Dire Straits live in Norway in 1985
Background information
OriginNewcastle, England
Years active1977 – 1995
Warner Bros.
Associated actsThe Notting Hillbillies
Past membersMark Knopfler
David Knopfler
Hal Lindes
Jack Sonni
John Illsley
Terry Williams
Pick Withers
Alan Clark
Guy Fletcher

Dire Straits was a British rock band from Newcastle, England. They formed in 1977 and have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide and also won three Grammy Awards.

Dire Straits disbanded in 1995.


Studio albums

  • Dire Straits (1978)
  • Communiqué (1979)
  • Making Movies (1980)
  • Love over Gold (1982)
  • Brothers in Arms (1985)
  • On Every Street (1991)

Other albums

  • ExtendedancEPlay
  • Encores
  • Alchemy
  • On the Night
  • Live at the BBC
  • Money for Nothing
  • Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits
  • The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations


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Other websites

Official band members websites