Dire Straits

Dire Straits

Profile:
British rock band formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler, David Knopfler, John Illsley and Pick Withers. The group first split up in 1988 but reformed in 1991 and then disbanded again in 1995.

Full-time band members:
Mark Knopfler – lead guitar, lead vocals (1977–1995)
John Illsley – bass guitar, backing vocals (1977–1995)
Alan Clark – keyboards (1980–1995)
Guy Fletcher – synthesizer, backing vocals (1984–1995)
David Knopfler – rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (1977–1980)
Pick Withers – drums, percussion (1977–1982)
Terry Williams (3) – drums (1982–1989)
Jack Sonni – rhythm guitar (1985–1988)
Hal Lindes – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (1980–1985)

Touring/session members:
Joop de Korte – percussion
Mel Collins – saxophone
Tommy Mandel – keyboards
Chris White – saxophone
Chris Whitten – drums, percussion
Phil Palmer – guitar
Paul Franklin – pedal steel guitar
Danny Cummings – percussion
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Dire Straits Discography

Albums

6360 162, MX186308 Dire Straits Dire Straits (Album) Vertigo 6360 162, MX186308 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
9102 031 Dire Straits Communiqué (Album) Vertigo 9102 031 Ireland 1979 Sell This Version
WBMS 109 Dire Straits Live - The Warner Bros. Music Show(LP, Promo) Warner Bros. Records WBMS 109 US 1979 Sell This Version
7150 034 Dire Straits Making Movies (Album) Vertigo 7150 034 France 1980 Sell This Version
none Dire Straits / Thin Lizzy Dire Straits / Thin Lizzy - The King Biscuit Flower Hour 2/1/81(LP + LP, S/Sided) Not On Label none US 1981 Sell This Version
800 088-1 Dire Straits Love Over Gold (Album) Vertigo 800 088-1 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
818 243-1 Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live (Album) Vertigo 818 243-1 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
818 244-2 Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live Part One (Album) Vertigo 818 244-2 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
818 243-4 MC 2 Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live Part Two (Album) Vertigo 818 243-4 MC 2 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
none Dire Straits Brothers In Arms (Album) Vertigo none Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
none Dire Straits Live In 85(3xLP) Not On Label none 1985 Sell This Version
none Dire Straits King Biscuit Flower Hour Part One(2xLP) King Biscuit Flower Hour Records none US 1985 Sell This Version
none Dire Straits Money For Nothing Test Pressing(LP, W/Lbl) Not On Label none UK 1987 Sell This Version
28PD-513 Dire Straits Money For Nothing (Comp, Album) Vertigo, Phonogram 28PD-513 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
none Dire Straits Legend Of Rock October 23-27, 1989(2xLP) Not On Label none US 1989 Sell This Version
none Dire Straits Legends of Rock October 30-November 3, 1989(2xLP) Not On Label none US 1989 Sell This Version
none Dire Straits Classic Cd's - Brothers In Arms - (Guest: Mark Knopfler)(2xCD) Westwood One none US 1990 Sell This Version
420581, 510 160-2 Dire Straits On Every Street (Album) Vertigo 420581, 510 160-2 Yugoslavia 1991 Sell This Version
5545 2 Dire Straits Rock File '79 (A Deep Feeling For Beauty) (CD) Men At Work 5545 2 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
92-11 Dire Straits Timothy White's Rock Stars(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Promo, Rad) Westwood One 92-11 US 1992 Sell This Version
194 Dire Straits "Dire Staits" In The Studio(CD) The Album Network 194 US 1992 Sell This Version
FSC 001D Dire Straits Romeo And Juliet (2xCD) Four Seasons FSC 001D 1992 Sell This Version
9204 Dire Straits Up Close 92-04(2xCD, Promo) MediaAmerica Radio 9204 US 1992 Sell This Version
5546 2 Dire Straits Rock File '80 (Atmosphera)(CD) Men At Work 5546 2 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
514 766-1 Dire Straits On The Night (Album) Vertigo 514 766-1 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version