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

Dire Straits Dire Straits (Album) Warner Bros. Records 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
7138 101 Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler - DIRE STRAITS(Cass, Album, Ltd) Vertigo 7138 101 Malaysia 1978 Sell This Version
Dire Straits Communiqué (Album) Vertigo 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
Dire Straits Making Movies (Album) Vertigo 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
Dire Straits Love Over Gold (Album) Vertigo Spain 1982 Sell This Version
#345 Dire Straits B.B.C. Rock Hour(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength #345 US 1982 Sell This Version
Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live (Album) Vertigo Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live Part One (Album) Vertigo Indonesia 1984 Sell This Version
Dire Straits Alchemy - Dire Straits Live Part Two (Album) Vertigo Australia 1984 Sell This Version
Dire Straits Brothers In Arms (Album) Vertigo Finland 1985 Sell This Version
SS86-25 Dire Straits Superstar Concert Series(3xLP, Transcription) 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
Dire Straits On Every Street (Album) Vertigo Yugoslavia 1991 Sell This Version
Dire Straits On The Night (Album) Vertigo Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
Dire Straits Live At The BBC (Album) Vertigo Europe 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Dire Straits Water Of Love (Single) Vertigo Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
Dire Straits Sultans Of Swing (Single, Maxi) Vertigo UK 1978 Sell This Version
Dire Straits Lady Writer (Single, Maxi) Vertigo Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
Dire Straits Once Upon A Time In The West (Single) Warner Bros. Records 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
Dire straits Tunnel Of Love (Single) Vertigo Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version