Dire Straits

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Dire Straits
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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, and blues, and came closest to beat music within the context of rock and roll. Despite the prominence of punk rock during the band's early years, their stripped-down sound contrasted with punk, demonstrating a more "rootsy" influence that emerged from pub rock. Many of Dire Straits' compositions were melancholic. Dire Straits' biggest selling album Brothers in Arms has sold over 30 million copies, and was the first album to sell a million copies on CD. Wikipedia

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Filmography

82 Credits »
2015 Dolezal Backstage -
2014 Kingsman: The Secret Service -
2014 Ochéntame... otra vez -
2013 My Mad Fat Diary -
2013 The Goldbergs -
2012 Argo -
2012 Shell -
2012 One Hit Wonderland -
2011 Generació D -
2010 Parenthood -
2010 No me la puc treure del cap -

Songs

269 Songs »
RankTitleYear*
1 Sultans Of Swing 2014
2 Money For Nothing 1985
3 Walk Of Life 1985
4 Brothers In Arms 1985
5 Romeo And Juliet 1980
6 So Far Away 1985
7 Tunnel Of Love 1980
8 Private Investigations 1982
9 Your Latest Trick 1985
10 Lady Writer 1996
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Awards

2 Awards »
Nominated for 2 Awards | Won 1

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