Dire Straits

Formed 1977, Deptford, London, UK
Label: Vertigo
Musicians: Mark Knopfler (vcls, ld gtr); David Knopfler (gtr); John Illsley (bs); Pick Withers (drms)
Producers: Muff Winwood
9102 021 Dire Straits LP 27 Jan 1979 68-xx-67-47-26-14-12-9-8-7-5-7-7-7-8-11-12-17-21-20-22-23-21-22-23-24-30-31-36-36-36-36-46-63-66-xx-68 Pts: 163
    sales: 300000  
    24 Jan 1981 70-61-46-59-42-50-52-65-61-60-54-50-60-70-71-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-96-65-61-89-79-94-xx-xx-xx-96-93-76-79-93 Pts: 34
    27 Feb 1982 92-80-74-89-85-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-96-88-xx-100-83 Pts: 9
    15 Jan 1983 99-xx-98-85-97-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-99-xx-xx-98-xx-81-xx-98-xx-95-xx-xx-xx-88-94-97-93 Pts: 13
    10 Mar 1984 67-92-94-xx-xx-100 Pts: 4
    20 Jul 1985 66-85-xx-85-64-66-87-85-xx-95-90-xx-93 Pts: 10
    11 Jan 1986 68-56-64-71-73-63-80-73-95-83-98-97-90-95-82-86-xx-xx-90-90-76-89-xx-79-xx-xx-xx-xx-93 Pts: 23
    18 Jun 1988 83 Pts: 1
    8 Jun 1996 69-69 Pts: 2
Writers: Mark Knopfler
6059 208 Sultans Of Swing 3 Mar 1979 45-28-23-18-8-8-12-13-36-52-70 Pts: 150
    from the album Dire Straits (6/1978)  
    29 Oct 1988 62-78-xx-xx-xx-94-83-xx-86-78 Pts: 8
Label: Phonogram
9102 031 Communique LP 9 Jun 1979 6-5-9-11-11-12-14-16-18-23-23-28-30-43-50-67-60-64 Pts: 85
    18 Jan 1986 75-91-79-98-77-93-96-xx-xx-92-94-xx-xx-84-xx-xx-xx-xx-94-xx-xx-xx-98-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-100 Pts: 13
    2 May 1987 100 Pts: 1
Label: Vertigo
Musicians: Mark Knopfler (vcls, ld gtr); Hal Lindes (gtr); Roy Bittan (kbds); John Illsley (bs); Pick Withers (drms)
Producers: Jimmy Iovine/Mark Knopfler
6359 034 Makin' Movies LP 18 Oct 1980 27-11-15-28-39-42-52-37-42-42-36 Pts: 39
    sales: 600000  
    10 Jan 1981 22-17-13-7-4-10-10-10-10-11-12-12-9-7-7-8-11-13-12-14-19-20-17-22-31-24-22-23-24-30-24-33-25-27-29-33-38-30-28-20-18-27-46-56-41-53-79-76-63-74-57-47 Pts: 240
    16 Jan 1982 50-57-58-62-62-53-54-63-52-57-74-95-96-71-89-70-71-90-94-89-84-86-xx-91-xx-96-89-84-89-65-50-53-58-34-38-41-40-42-54-66-51-68-86-73-88-xx-xx-xx-98-80-80 Pts: 66
    15 Jan 1983 49-64-49-52-65-93-63-90-83-80-71-87-95-82-94-90-77-98-91-xx-98-xx-94-93-88-xx-92-85-74-xx-67-52-73-78-67-60-96-70-78-xx-76-89-90-67-79-96 Pts: 45
    14 Jan 1984 62-86-59-72-96-85-81-74-42-72-65-95-84-66-83-78-69-76-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-97-xx-xx-xx-xx-94-91-67-86-84-69-70-xx-96-94-xx-xx-100 Pts: 31
    26 Jan 1985 97-xx-xx-100-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-90-89-98-91-xx-96-xx-xx-xx-89-96-61-67-71-66-57-45-58-87-59-57-73-94-73-83-74-96-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-99-99 Pts: 31
    11 Jan 1986 50-54-57-53-58-53-66-77-85-81-63-84-68-59-83-65-68-55-75-73-79-64-81-75-74-xx-98-59-76-xx-78-78-77-xx-97-xx-xx-84-96 Pts: 40
    28 Feb 1987 80-98 Pts: 2
    18 Jun 1988 75-99 Pts: 2
    8 Jun 1996 70-71-131-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-149 Pts: 2
Writers: Mark Knopfler
MOVIE 1 Romeo And Juliet 10 Jan 1981 49-25-16-11-12-8-14-17-33-48-69 Pts: 152
    from the album Making Movies (10/1980)  
Label: Phonogram
Musicians: Mark Knopfler (vcls, ld gtr); Hal Lindes (gtr); Alan Clark (kbds); John Illsley (bs); Pick Withers (drms)
Producers: Mark Knopfler
DSTR 1 Private Investigations 28 Aug 1982 13-4-2-3-8-18-26-55 Pts: 217
    sales: 250000; from the album Love Over Gold (9/1982)  
Label: Vertigo
6359 109 Love Over Gold LP 25 Sep 1982 1-1-1-1-3-3-6-13-17-19-20-25-21-28-28 Pts: 168
    sales: 600000  
    15 Jan 1983 25-30-27-24-32-35-33-44-47-36-34-50-32-36-45-42-34-48-57-58-59-68-63-82-81-66-65-42-49-41-47-36-44-40-44-50-51-61-63-52-66-61-76-63-58-70-95-xx-xx-99-99 Pts: 104
    14 Jan 1984 71-57-72-73-73-82-64-65-53-43-57-72-88-70-60-90-55-63-89-72-77-xx-xx-xx-xx-94-xx-76-86-95-64-89-45-55-65-70-50-66-91-87-75-93-74-83-89 Pts: 50
    2 Feb 1985 95-xx-92-xx-xx-xx-xx-84-70-xx-xx-93-76-87-82-78-82-82-xx-xx-xx-98-94-88-69-69-62-67-52-57-51-55-78-56-82-74-76-72-57-73-89-86-82-98-97-xx-93-86 Pts: 43
    11 Jan 1986 54-47-38-43-54-54-54-61-71-70-64-65-62-52-61-48-67-71-63-55-58-56-61-50-72-64-73-73-71-76-81-68-76-85-90-74-83-76-98-95-92-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-100 Pts: 56
    17 Jan 1987 96-92-xx-xx-95-78-98-84-99-91-xx-87-90 Pts: 10
    18 Jun 1988 79 Pts: 1
    8 Jun 1996 68-66-127-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-185-115-136 Pts: 4
Musicians: Mark Knopfler (vcls, ld gtr); Hal Lindes (gtr); Alan Clark (kbds); Guy Fletcher (kbds); John Illsley (bs); Terry Williams (drms)
VERY 11 Alchemy - Dire Straits Live LP 17 Mar 1984 3-3-7-6-5-10-8-11-12-13-18-22-28-27-33-37-40-41-32-30-33-37-29-28-37-37-31-40-37-43-53-59-59-72-78-91-98-85-xx-87-88-91 Pts: 172
    sales: 300000; guest musicians: Iomar Hakim (drms, pcssn)  
    12 Jan 1985 74-85-88-69-66-65-88-68-79-83-90-81-92-81-70-74-56-62-80-58-55-86-83-92-73-63-58-40-46-48-34-39-33-41-45-48-64-60-54-48-61-54-53-60-70-81-80-86-82-81-72 Pts: 73
    11 Jan 1986 42-40-29-21-24-27-32-32-45-47-38-43-39-49-48-39-39-40-43-44-45-50-45-44-41-41-49-41-45-46-57-62-57-66-62-75-64-42-69-77-66-71-91-89-97-xx-95-xx-100-91-85 Pts: 112
    10 Jan 1987 71-91-73-84-87-86-85-73-78-xx-88-91-76-xx-97-74-xx-xx-94 Pts: 15
    18 Jun 1988 54-84-91-xx-96 Pts: 5
    8 Jun 1996 94-125 Pts: 1
    5 Apr 1997 180-177-189  
Producers: Mark Knopfler/Neil Dorfsman
VERH 25 Brothers In Arms LP 18 May 1985 1-1-3-4-3-6-5-4-3-2-1-1-3-3-3-3-3-3-4-3-3-4-9-7-6-6-3-3-7-5-4-4-4 Pts: 473
    sales: 3900000  
    11 Jan 1986 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-2-2-2-3-4-2-4-3-6-3-4-5-7-8-9-13-9-7-7-6-7-11-14-18-17-19-15-17-17-16-17-21-21-17-16-17-21-26-21-21 Pts: 589
    10 Jan 1987 15-16-18-17-17-11-13-13-13-15-22-17-19-24-29-30-33-36-33-32-33-34-32-30-40-39-38-30-29-30-29-27-30-30-34-36-38-45-45-46-43-48-47-59-55-61-65-57-62-56-60-40 Pts: 181
    16 Jan 1988 45-41-41-47-46-56-59-56-65-67-69-64-68-70-63-64-80-86-89-74-66-59-13-25-27-29-27-32-39-36-35-34-39-38-43-45-38-52-42-65-66-72-75-88-88-95-98-xx-93-96-76 Pts: 101
    14 Jan 1989 73-71-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-75-75-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-71 Pts: 5
    24 Oct 1992 72 Pts: 1
    23 Apr 1994 53-40-52-66-xx-66-72-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-75 Pts: 17
    14 Jan 1995 143-143  
    8 Jun 1996 19-22-32-52-73-114-126-141-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-120-39-46-81-109-108-105-121 Pts: 41
    18 Jan 1997 102-61-67-108-113-145-160-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-142-133-169-195-182-165-131-99-101-126-139-184-182-178-177-xx-xx-188-186-161-131-74-51-56-48-68-73-90-116-155-159 Pts: 19
    10 Jan 1998 196-xx-xx-126-85-121-143-144-196-xx-xx-xx-173-183-197-xx-198-199-197-xx-132-100-105-90-128-190-190-118-75-73-95-102-104-80-66-71-72-78-112-142-144-161 Pts: 12
    16 Jan 1999 165-156-152-139-151-171-xx-xx-xx-160-145-167-200-xx-xx-xx-xx-181-155-128-122-129-169-199-174-176-166-173-xx-xx-xx-199-149-103-99-66-92-98-99-106-124-179-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-174-122 Pts: 6
    29 Jan 2000 164-157-176-105-101-133-142-141-166-xx-199-xx-69-62-65-67-99-134-136-175-xx-164-149-142-109-121-118-154-xx-xx-xx-xx-198-xx-152-xx-187-182-193-197 Pts: 8
    13 Jan 2001 198-197-132-109-98-120-123-101-105-106-145-158-171-148-124-147-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-176-187-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-194-xx-139-113-150-138-148-150-133-146 Pts: 1
Writers: Mark Knopfler/Sting
DSTR 10 Money For Nothing 29 Jun 1985 65-47-39-15-8-4-5-6-8-9-14-21-27-34-47-63 Pts: 273
    sales: 250000; from the album Brothers In Arms (5/1985)  
Writers: Mark Knopfler
DSTR 12 Walk Of Life 11 Jan 1986 4-2-3-5-13-14-23-33-49-72-xx-91 Pts: 242
    from the album Brothers In Arms (5/1985)  
Producers: various
VERH 64 Money For Nothing LP 22 Oct 1988 1-1-1-2-4-5-5-5-7-9-8 Pts: 157
    sales: 1200000  
    14 Jan 1989 8-13-15-20-27-30-33-39-35-32-30-38-37-45-40-34-44-43-46-55-61-57-58-62-61-64-58-66-68-59-62-68-72-68-73 Pts: 89
    24 Aug 1991 67 Pts: 2
    23 Apr 1994 70-xx-55-42-46-55-50-66-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-51-38-41-47-54-58-57-51-74 Pts: 48
    14 Jan 1995 114-107-118-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-175-86-118-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-150-114-149-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-172-137-145 Pts: 1
    8 Jun 1996 93-107-149 Pts: 1
Musicians: Mark Knopfler (vcls, ld gtr); Hal Lindes (gtr); Alan Clark (kbds); Guy Fletcher (kbds); John Illsley (bs); Terry Williams (drms)
Producers: Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits
510160 4 On Every Street LP 14 Sep 1991 1-3-2-6-7-12-12-12-14-15-21-24-31-28-30-33 Pts: 323
    sales: 600000  
    9 Jan 1993 43-48-54-58-56-54-55-69-61-74-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-38-42-46-xx-xx-56-75-68-73 Pts: 45
      68 Pts: 2
Producers: Fletcher/Mark Knopfler/Neil Dorfsman
514766 2 On The Night LP 15 May 1993 4-7-20-32-45-38-74 Pts: 87
    guest musicians: Phil Palmer (gtr); Paul Franlkin (pdl stl gtr); Chris White (sx), flt); Chris Whitten (drms); Danny Cummings (pcssn)  
    8 Jun 1996 146  
Producers: Mark Knopfler/various
558658 2 Sultans Of Swing - The Very Best Of Dire Straits LP 24 Oct 1998 6-10-18-28-29-28-29-32-37-36-44 Pts: 110
    sales: 100000  
    16 Jan 1999 59-53-81-88-88-117-134-142-143-138-155-107-83-70-67-65-61-66-72-78-107-116-112-125-114-109-127-125-135-122-117-143-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-152-132-144-155-156-158-163-170 Pts: 20
    15 Jan 2000 171-172-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-192-171-171-186-191-147-131-95-97-86-106-105-106-131-155-122-154-171-152-168-145-133-142-164-170-153-192-188-161-131-159-173-170-180-147-123-123-125-137-153-146-147-150 Pts: 3
    10 Feb 2001 188-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-182-197-xx-xx-xx-167-159-142-142-168-xx-xx-92-111-163-163-131-124-135-132-112-118-132-135-160-148-143-197-xx-xx-xx-200-170-140-129-138-148-160-161-161 Pts: 1
      20-39-63 Pts: 9

Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler

Label: Mercury
Producers: Winwood/Mark Knopfler/Lovine/Dorfsman/Ainley/Dire Straits
9873054 Private Investigations LP   20-23-31-35-35-35-39 Pts: 25
    sales: 100000  

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