As we wish Mark Knopfler a Happy Birthday, the day is perfect for a ‘Dire Straits at their bests’ post

As we wish, today, English singer and guitarist Mark Knopfler a Happy 71th Birthday, the time has come to playlist the ‘BESTS’ of his band : Dire Straits


As we wish Mark Knopfler a Happy Birthday, the day is perfect for a ‘Dire Straits at their bests’ post

Photo : Victor Schiferli

Audio : Sultans of Swing . Money for Nothing . Walk of Life . Brothers in Arms . Romeo and Juliet . So Far Away . Tunnel of Love . Your Latest Trick . Private Investigations . Lady Writer .

Video : Sultans Of Swing . Walk Of Life . Brothers In Arms . Money For Nothing . So Far Away . Your Latest Trick . Why Worry . Romeo and Juliet . Calling Elvis . Private Investigations . Tunnel Of Love . Once upon a time in the West . Lady Writer . Ride Across The River . Expresso Love . Twisting By The Pool . Wild West End . Heavy Fuel . Solid Rock . Skateaway . What It Is (w/ Mark Knopfler) . The Mans Too Strong . Wonderful Tonight (w/ Eric Clapton) . Love Over Gold . The Bug . When It Comes To You (w/ The Notting Hillbillies) . Going Home (w/ Hank Marvin) .


Bob Dylan‘ s ‘Infidels’ is his twenty-second studio album co-produced with Mark Knopfler and released on October 27, 1983 by Columbia Records. >>

Dire Straits‘ ‘Communiqué’ is their second studio album recorded in The Bahamas and released on June 15 1979 by Vertigo Records / Warner Bros. >>

Dire Straits‘ ‘Making Movies’ feat. ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is their third studio album produced by Jimmy Iovine & frontman Mark Knopfler and released on October 17, 1980 by Vertigo / Warner Bros. >>

Brothers in Arms incl. Money for Nothing is Dire Straits‘ fifth studio album (one of the world’s best-selling albums), released on May 13, 1985. >>


[1987] Elton John sits in with Eric Clapton Band – that is Eric Clapton (g,voc), Mark Knopfler (g,voc), Alan Clark (kb), Nathan East (b, voc), Steve Ferrone (d), Ray Cooper (p), Tracy Ackerman and Tessa Niles (bk voc) – at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan >> 83 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1996] Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Carl Perkins, Elton John, Sting and Paul McCartney are at Royal Albert Hall, London for a charity concert in favor of Montserrat, a Caribbean island devastated by a volcano. >> 112 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1987] Eric Clapton and his band with Mark Knopfler on guitar plus Alan Clark on keyboards, Nathan East on bass, Steve Ferrone on drums, Jody Linscott on percussion, Katie Kissoon and Tessa Niles on backing vocals are at Spectrum in Philadelphia >> 110 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1986] Dire Straits and Eric Clapton are among the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute participants at Wembley Stadium, London >> 57 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1986] Joe Cocker, Leonard Cohen, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Mark Knopfler, Elton John, Eric Clapton will be present for the yearly Prince’s Trust Rock Concert at Royal Albert Hall in London >> 39 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2011] Mark Knopfler ‘s Privateering tour stops at Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium >> 34 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1987] Eric Clapton (g, voc), Mark Knopfler (g), Nathan East (b), Alan Clark (kb), Steve Ferrone (d), Jody Linscott (perc), Tessa Niles (backing voc) and Katie Kissoon (backing voc) will hit the stage at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View in San Francisco >> 97 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1984] you do not want to miss Mark Knopfler performing with the World’s Most Dangerous Band at Late Night with David Letterman on NBC >> 5 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2014] Mark Knopfler‘s Tracker stops at Estadio Olímpico de La Cartuja in Sevilla,Spain >> 110 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1979] Rockpop a German television ZDF program is due to tape Dire Straits – that is Mark Knopfler John Illsley, Pick Withers, Alan Clark, Hal Lindes – while they play at Westfalenhalle in Dortmund, Germany. >> 56 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2013] Mark Knopfler‘s Tracker tour stops at Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, UK >> 34 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1984] the Dire Straits Brothers in arms 1985/1986 world tour ends at Entertainment Centre in Sydney, Australia >> 157 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1983] Dire Straits – that is Mark Knopfler (voc, g), John Illsley (b, bck voc), Alan Clark (kb), Guy Fletcher (synth, bck voc), Terry Williams (d), Jack Sonni (g) and Chris White (s) – perform at Wembley Arena in London >> 85 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2017] Mark Knopfler‘s Down the Road Wherever tour stops at Arkea Arena in Bordeaux, France >> 47 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2011] Mark Knopfler performs at Royal Albert Hall in London >> 84 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1979] Dire Straits On Location Tour stops at Werchterpark in Werchter, Belgium >> 33 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2013] if in Germany, do not miss Mark Knopfler and his band performing Beryl lifted from his album Tracker at 3 nach 9 on Radio Bremen TV >> 3 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2008] Mark Knopfler‘s Get Lucky Promo Tour stops at The Hurlingham Club, London, England >> 56 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1984] Paul McCartney, Mark King, Elton John, Phil Collins, Midge Ure, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, John Illsley, Sting, Paul Young, Howard Jones, Rod Stewart, Ray Cooper, Bryan Adams, Rick Parfitt, Francis Rossi and George Michael. They all take part in the Prince’s Trust Rock Gala held at Wembley Arena in London, England >> 103 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1997] the Notting Hillbillies – that is Mark Knopfler and Friends – start a seven nights residency at Ronnie Scott’s Jazzclub, London, UK >> 584 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1988] Tears for Fears, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Phil Collins, Paul McCartney, Status Quo, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits, Elton John, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Genesis, Pink Floyd. They all take part in the concert at Knebworth Park in England >> 194 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2017] An Evening With Mark Knopfler and band tour will be at Arènes de Nîmes in Nîmes, France >> 23 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1979] Dire Straits ‘ On Location tour stops at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris >> 24 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2004] the Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris tour in support of their album All the Roadrunning stops at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles >> 108 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1979] If in England, do not miss Dire Straits at “The Old Grey Whistle Test” on BBC Channel 2 >> 9 MINUTES on RVM >>




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