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Dire Straits, hand-drawn here backstage at the Marquee Club, London on April 11, 1978, L to R with John Illsley (age 29), Mark Knopfler (age 29), David Knopfler (age 26) and Pick Withers (age 30).
Shown with Mark Knopfler’s 1962 Fender Stratocaster with maple neck and his brother David drinking a Carling Black Label beer.
Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals) and Pick Withers (drums and percussion).
They were active from 1977 to 1988 and again from 1990 to 1995.
Their first single, “Sultans of Swing”, from their 1978 self-titled debut album, reached the top ten in the UK and US charts. It was followed by hit singles including “Romeo and Juliet” (1981), “Private Investigations” (1982), “Twisting by the Pool” (1983), “Money for Nothing” (1985), and “Walk of Life” (1985).
Their most commercially successful album, Brothers in Arms (1985), has sold more than 30 million copies; it was the first album to sell a million copies on compact disc and is the eighth-bestselling album in UK history.
They disbanded for good in 1995, after which Knopfler launched a solo career full-time. He has since declined numerous reunion offers.
Dire Straits won four Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards (Best British Group twice), two MTV Video Music Awards, and various other awards.
They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.
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