Contemporary Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Rock & Roll
Laid-Back/Mellow, Reflective, Searching, Relaxed, Nocturnal, Literate, Restrained, Calm/Peaceful, Wistful, Smooth, Earnest, Cerebral, Bittersweet, Plaintive, Melancholy, Organic, Autumnal, Poignant, Gentle, Street-Smart, Somber
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, the band's 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 Compact Disc.
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Deptford, London, England
Music Genre (Text)
Rock, roots rock, blues rock
Phonogram, Vertigo, Mercury, Warner Bros.
Mark Knopfler, The Notting Hillbillies, Eric Clapton, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Roy Bittan
Past Group Members
Mark Knopfler, John Illsley, Pick Withers, David Knopfler, Alan Clark, Hal Lindes, Terry Williams, Guy Fletcher, Jack Sonni, Chris White
Posted by brian 1 year ago
what a hot band. love all their music
Posted by Joe 1 year ago
Would love to meet you before I die,
Posted by greg fischer 1 year ago
We are unable to find our family pictures. We would like to order our pictu...
Posted by Michael Wren 1 year ago
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