Formed in 1977 Dire Straits, led by the incomparable Mark Knopfler, were one of the greatest groups of the late 20th
Century. When they first appeared on the London live circuit, their timeless music, faultless musicianship and memorable
songs connected with music lovers. This was at a time when much of the UK music scene was consumed by punk
and new wave. From the start, it was clear that Dire Straits would set their own path and whilst the zeitgeist showed
there was an appetite for the new, Dire Straits proved that classic song writing would never go out of fashion.
Working hard touring, writing and recording they released a series of ever more successful albums and by 1985 they
were the biggest selling band in the world. [...more...]