Dire Straits
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1977
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Dire Straits

Dire Straits Biography (Wikipedia)

Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion). They were active from 1977 to 1988 and again from 1991 to 1995. The band became one of the world's best-selling music artists, with album sales of over 100 million.

Their first hit single "Sultans of Swing", from their self-titled debut album released in 1978, reached the top ten in the US chart and became a top ten hit in the UK the following year. The band released several hit singles in the 1980s, such as "Romeo and Juliet" (1981), "Private Investigations" (1982), "Twisting by the Pool" (1983), "Money for Nothing" (1985), and "Walk of Life" (1985). Their most commercially successful album was Brothers in Arms (1985), which has sold more than 30 million copies and was the first album to sell a million copies on the compact disc (CD) format.

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Money For Nothing
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Money For Nothing
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Once Upon A Time In The West
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Once Upon A Time In The West
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Walk Of Life
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Walk Of Life
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Sultans Of Swing
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Sultans Of Swing
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Romeo and Juliet
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Romeo and Juliet
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Your Latest Trick
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Your Latest Trick
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Water of Love
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Water of Love
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Twisting By The Pool
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Twisting By The Pool
Alan Clark, Guy E. Fletcher, John Illsley, Mark Knopfler, Omar Hakim, Terry Williams & Dire Straits
Money for Nothing
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Money for Nothing

Money for Nothing

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Alan Clark
Guy E. Fletcher
John Illsley
Mark Knopfler
Omar Hakim
Terry Williams
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So Far Away
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So Far Away
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