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). The band became one of the world's best-selling music artists, with records sales of over 100 million.

Their first hit single "Sultans of Swing", from their self-titled debut album, reached the top ten in the UK and US charts in 1978. They released hit singles in the 1980s, such as "Private Investigations" (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. Dire Straits' sound was drawn from a variety of musical influences, including jazz, folk, and country, though mainly from the blues-rock of J. J. Cale. Their stripped-down sound contrasted with punk rock and demonstrated a roots rock influence that emerged from pub rock. Many of Dire Straits' compositions were melancholic.

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Private Investigations
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Private Investigations
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Romeo and Juliet
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Romeo and Juliet
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Tunnel Of Love
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Tunnel Of Love
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Money For Nothing
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Money For Nothing
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Sultans Of Swing
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Sultans Of Swing
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Brothers In Arms
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Brothers In Arms
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Walk Of Life
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Walk Of Life
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Lady Writer
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Lady Writer
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Communiqué
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