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Dire Straits

Dire Straits

Dire Straits were a british rock band from Newcastle, United Kingdom, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (guitar and vocals), his brother David Knopfler (guitar), John Illsley (bass), and Pick Withers (drums), and subsequently managed by Ed Bicknell. Dire Straits emerged during the post-punk era of the late '70s, and while their sound was minimalistic and stripped down, they owed little to punk. If anything, the band was a direct outgrowth of the roots revivalism of pub rock, but where pub rock celebrated good times, Dire Straits were melancholy. Read more about Dire Straits on Last.fm.

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Made in 70

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Money For Nothing

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Sultans Of Swing

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Walk Of Life

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Brothers In Arms

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Romeo And Juliet

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Tunnel Of Love

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So Far Away

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Lady Writer

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Calling Elvis

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Private Investigation

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Twisting By The Pool

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Heavy Fuel

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