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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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What ever happened to Dire Straits.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 09:47 AM
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07.13 - Mark Knopfler - Chicago Theatre

From Wikipedia:
"Having expressed the desire to give up touring on a big scale, Mark Knopfler quietly dissolved Dire Straits in 1995. The band's popularity had peaked with Brothers In Arms - the On Every Street album and the gruelling world tour that accompanied it had not been the success that had been they should have been. The group's final world tour had also taken its toll on the band.

Following Dire Straits' dissolution, Knopfler immediately launched his solo career, of which Guy Fletcher has been associated with almost every single piece of work to date. The percussionist Danny Cummings has also appeared frequently. Knopfler also started writing movie scores once again.

In 2002 former Dire Straits members John Illsley, Chris White, Danny Cummings and Guy Fletcher joined with Mark Knopfler for four charity concerts, playing old material from the Dire Straits years and also The Notting Hillbillies.

The most recent compilation is The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations, which was released in November 2005, and consisted of material from the majority of Dire Straits' studio albums, as well as Mark Knopfler's solo and soundtrack material. It was made available in two editions: a single CD (with a grey cover) and also as double CD (with the cover in blue). The only previously unreleased track on the album is All The Roadrunning, a duet with with country music singer Emmylou Harris. The album was, surprisingly, an underground hit and did exceptionally well, considering Dire Straits had broken up over ten years prior to its release.

2005 also saw the limited edition release of the 20th anniversary edition of the Brothers in Arms album, which was also a success, winning a Grammy award for Best Surround Sound Album.

Notable Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler fans include the late Douglas Adams, the late Princess Diana, Quentin Tarantino, and the band The Killers, who performed a cover of Romeo and Juliet for the Live from Abbey Road series on Channel 4. Indian cricket great Sachin Tendulkar is another Dire Straits fan. The band System of a Down sometimes plays a part from Sultans Of Swing on their live concerts, as an intro for their song called Aerials, and even Metallica played Brothers In Arms live on a the 21st Annual Bridge School Benefit."

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