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Dire Straits

Dire Straits

Dire Straits were a British rock band, formed in 1977 by former journalist and teacher Mark Knopfler, initially composed of Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), his younger brother David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion).. . ...
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ExtendedancEPlay, EPDire Straits - Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits (bonus disc)Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits (bonus disc)Dire Straits - CommuniquéCommuniqué, Album (1979)Dire Straits - Making MoviesMaking Movies, Album (1980)Dire Straits - Dire StraitsDire Straits, Album (1981)Dire Straits - Love over GoldLove over Gold, Album (1982)Dire Straits - Alchemy: Dire Straits LiveAlchemy: Dire Straits Live, Live Album (1983)Dire Straits - Alchemy (disc 2)Alchemy (disc 2), LP (1984)Dire Straits - Alchemy (disc 1)Alchemy (disc 1), LP (1984)Dire Straits - Money for NothingMoney for Nothing, Compilation album (1984)Dire Straits - Money for NothingMoney for Nothing, Single (1984)Dire Straits - Brothers in ArmsBrothers in Arms, Single (1984)Dire Straits - London 1985London 1985, Live Album (1984)Dire Straits - Walk of LifeWalk of Life, Single (1984)Dire Straits - Brothers in ArmsBrothers in Arms, Album (1985)Dire Straits - Sultans of SwingSultans of Swing, 12" (1987)Twisting by the Pool, Single (1988)Dire Straits - Heavy Fuel (disc 1)Heavy Fuel (disc 1), Album (1990)Dire Straits - Heavy Fuel (disc 2)Heavy Fuel (disc 2), Album (1990)Dire Straits - Heavy FuelHeavy Fuel, Single (1990)Dire Straits - Heavy FuelHeavy Fuel, Compilation album (1990)Dire Straits - Calling ElvisCalling Elvis, Single (1990)Dire Straits - You and Your FriendYou and Your Friend, Single (1990)Dire Straits - On Every StreetOn Every Street, Album (1991)Dire Straits - European Tour 1992 (disc 2)European Tour 1992 (disc 2), Compilation (1991)Dire Straits - European Tour 1992 (disc 1)European Tour 1992 (disc 1), Compilation (1991)Dire Straits - European Tour 1992European Tour 1992, Live Album (1992)Dire Straits - On the Night (Encores)On the Night (Encores), Single (1992)Dire Straits - On the NightOn the Night, Live Album (1993)Dire Straits - EncoresEncores, Maxi-Single (1993)Dire Straits - The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations (disc 1)The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations (disc 1), Compilation (1997)Dire Straits - The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations (disc 2)The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations (disc 2), Compilation (1997)Dire Straits - The Very Best of Dire StraitsThe Very Best of Dire Straits, Compilation album (1997)Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire StraitsSultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits, Compilation album (1997)Dire Straits - Live USA, Volume 1Live USA, Volume 1, Live Album (2001)The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations, Compilation album (2005)Dire Straits - On the Road to PhiladelphiaOn the Road to Philadelphia, Live Album (2005)
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