Dire Straits

Dire Straits

Dire StraitsDire Straits were an English rock band, 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. Although the band was formed in an era when punk rock reigned, Dire Straits worked within the conventions of classic rock, albeit with a stripped-down sound that appealed to modern audiences weary of the overproduced stadium rock of the 1970s. In their early days, Mark and David requested that pub owners turn down the amps so that patrons could converse while the band played — indicative of their unassuming demeanor. Despite this oddly self-effacing approach to rock and roll, Dire Straits soon became hugely successful, with their first album going multi-platinum globally.

The band's best-known songs include "Sultans of Swing", "Romeo and Juliet", "Tunnel of Love", "Telegraph Road", "Private Investigations", "Money for Nothing", "Walk of Life", "So Far Away", "Brothers in Arms" and "Calling Elvis".

Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler have sold in excess of 118 million albums to date.

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Total 148 sheet(s) found, listing between 0 - 20.
Song Added By Pages Instruments Sheet Type File
Portobello Belle pleb1 (1)
1870d ago
4 Piano Original
Brother in arms abyssine (96)
1933d ago
6 Piano Original
Portobello Belle kgdijk (5)
1941d ago
3 Piano Other
Brothers in Arms solofo (4)
2810d ago
6 Piano, Guitar Other
Walk Of Life bobbiec1031 (298)
2949d ago
5 Piano, Vocal Transcription
so far away from me sergio_sassi (19)
3037d ago
1 Piano, Vocal Transcription
Sultans Of Swing Greylie (5)
3043d ago
4 Piano Other
Sultans Of Swing michel3256 (17)
3057d ago
99 Guitar Original
Money For Nothing Misha_jb (45)
3059d ago
14 Piano, Drum, Guitar, Vocal, Bass Original
Brothers in Arms jmgauf (3)
3068d ago
6 Piano, Vocal Other
Private Investigations ramzi (64)
3071d ago
0 Piano, Vocal Tab
Private Investigations ramzi (64)
3072d ago
5 Piano, Vocal Transcription
Sultans Of Swing Blizzer (1)
3073d ago
16 Guitar Book
Brothers in Arms tobiahenson (14)
3076d ago
44 Piano Book
Brothers in Arms luizbenine (2)
3080d ago
4 Piano Book
Your Latest Trick eliahrp (11)
3086d ago
4 Saxophone Other
Your Latest Trick Masterfield21 (28)
3087d ago
1 Piano Transcription
Sultans of Love ricarpm (2)
3087d ago
4 Piano, Guitar Book
Private Investigations benny222 (2)
3087d ago
5 Piano Transcription
Telegraph road skippytje108 (4)
3091d ago
11 Piano Original