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 70th Birthday, the time has come to playlist the ‘BESTS’ of his band : Dire Straits


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) .


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

[1980] 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 >>

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

[1984] 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 >>

[1980] Dire Straits On Location Tour stops at Werchterpark in Werchter, Belgium >> 33 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1989] 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 >>

[1980] Dire Straits ‘ On Location tour stops at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris >> 24 MINUTES on RVM >>

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