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) Warner Bros. Records 6360 162, MX186308 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
CN 3179/S Dire Straits / The Motors Dire Straits / The Motors - In Concert-182(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3179/S UK 1978 Sell This Version
SNP-87 Dire Straits Communiqué (Album) Vertigo SNP-87 Japan 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, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour, DIR Broadcasting none US 1981 Sell This Version
?? Dire Straits / Loverboy Dire Straits / Loverboy - Best Of The Biscuit(2xLP, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. ?? US 1981 Sell This Version
800 088-1 Dire Straits Love Over Gold (Album) Vertigo 800 088-1 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
#345 Dire Straits B.B.C. Rock Hour(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength #345 US 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
SS86-25 Dire Straits Superstar Concert Series(3xLP, Album, Promo) Westwood One Radio Network SS86-25 US 1987 Sell This Version
none Dire Straits The King Biscuit Flower Hour(CD, Transcription) DIR Radio Network none US 1987 Sell This Version
420581, 510 160-2 Dire Straits On Every Street (Album) Vertigo 420581, 510 160-2 Yugoslavia 1991 Sell This Version
514 766-1 Dire Straits On The Night (Album, Comp) Vertigo 514 766-1 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
528 323-2 Dire Straits Live At The BBC (Album) Vertigo 528 323-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
RR 1958 30 Dire Straits Leeds '78(CD) Rebel Records (38) RR 1958 30 Spain 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

6059 214 Dire Straits Water Of Love (Single) Vertigo 6059 214 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
6059 206 Dire Straits Sultans Of Swing (Single, Maxi) Vertigo 6059 206 UK 1978 Sell This Version
6059 230 Dire Straits Lady Writer (Single, Maxi) Vertigo 6059 230 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
WBS 49082 Dire Straits Once Upon A Time In The West (Single) Warner Bros. Records WBS 49082 US 1979 Sell This Version
AS 5000 557 Dire Straits / Elton John Dire Straits / Elton John - Lady Writer / Victim Of Love(7", Promo) Vertigo, The Rocket Record Company AS 5000 557 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
6843 010 Dire straits Tunnel Of Love (Single) Vertigo 6843 010 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version