Dire Straits are a British rock group active since the late seventies. They have had a large rotation of members throughout their history, but the core of the band is lead guitarist, singer, and songwriter Mark Knopfler. They are best known for their hits "Money for Nothing", "Brothers in Arms", "Walk of Life", "Sultans of Swing", "So Far Away", and "Telegraph Road". They released six studio albums before breaking up in 1995, though Face of the Band Mark Knopfler has continued to release solo albums since then.
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