39,572,816 plays (1,736,037 listeners)
Newcastle, United Kingdom (1977 – 1995)
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 . More…
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- classic rock, rock, 80s, blues, guitar
- Similar to:
- Mark Knopfler, The Notting Hillbillies, Eric Clapton, Chet Atkins & Mark Knopfler, Chris Rea