Dire Straits

Dire Straits - The Studio Albums 1978-1991 Vinyl box set released 25th November Preorder now: http://po.st/dsboxsetfb

Formed in 1977 Dire Straits, led by Mark Knopfler, were one of the iconic groups of the late 20th Century. When they first appeared on the London live circuit, their timeless music, faultless musicianship and memorable songs quickly connected with music lovers. From the start, it was clear that Dire Straits would set their own path and while the then-current zeitgeist of new wave showed there was an appetite for the new, Dire Straits proved that classic song writing would never go out of fashion.

Working hard touring, writing and recording, they released a series of ever more successful albums and by 1985 they were the biggest selling band in the world. Dire Straits appeal was almost instantly universal. They travelled the globe building an enormous and loyal international following. Their keynote songs, such as ‘Sultans Of Swing’, ‘Romeo And Juliet’ and ‘Money For Nothing’ dominated the airwaves in the 80s and the revolutionary new music TV channels such as MTV propelled the songs to become international standards. They remain one of the most played bands on radio to this day.

Dire Straits - digging deeper...


Setting you up for the weekend... some pure Straits' gems

udiscovermusic.com 'Dire Straits - digging deeper...' is a hand curated playlist from the uDiscover A&R team of the less well known tracks from the band's back catalogue.

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Throwback Thursday - 1978, Hamburg

udiscovermusic.com Dire Straits uDiscover artist page featuring curated audio playlist streams, videos, photos, social feeds, album tracks & original artist biography.

Dire Straits Start Their Studio Adventures - uDiscover


OTD 1978 Dire Straits were in the studio working on their debut album!

udiscovermusic.com 39 years ago, Dire Straits started recording their debut album at Basing Street Studios in London with producer Muff Winwood.

Dire Straits Start Their Studio Adventures - uDiscover


OTD in 1978, Dire Straits started the recording of their debut album.

udiscovermusic.com Dire Straits started recording their debut album in February 1978, at Basing Street Studios in London with producer Muff Winwood.

When Knopfler & Atkins Were Neck & Neck - uDiscover


"For guitar players, Chet Atkins was always way out there, he was always something else." - Knopfler on Chet Atkins & their Grammy Award winning album...

udiscovermusic.com The relationship between Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins was manifesting itself around this time in 1990, with the delightful, Grammy-winning Neck and Neck.



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Band Members

Past Members:

Mark Knopfler
John Illsley
Pick Withers
David Knopfler
Alan Clark
Hal Lindes
Terry Williams
Guy Fletcher
Jack Sonni
Chris White


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