Dire Straits were a British rock band, formed in 1977 by Mark 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).
Dire Straits' sound drew from a variety of musical influences, including jazz, folk, blues, and came closest to beat music within the context of rock and roll.
Dire Straits' biggest selling album, Brothers in Arms, has sold over 30 million copies.
||Rock, roots rock, blues rock, country rock, progressive rock, pub rock
|Best Known Songs
||"Sultans of Swing", "Brothers in Arms", "Money for Nothing", "Telegraph Road", "Romeo and Juliet", "Walk of Life", "Tunnel of Love", "Your Latest Trick", "On Every Street", "Heavy Fuel"...