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Dire Straits Net Worth

Dire Straits Net Worth is
$800,000

Dire Straits Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Dire Straits were a British rock band, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), his younger brother David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion). Dire Straits' sound drew from a variety of musical influences, including jazz, folk, and blues, and came closest to beat music within the context of rock and roll. Despite the prominence of punk rock during the band's early years, the band's stripped-down sound contrasted with punk, demonstrating a more "rootsy" influence that emerged from pub rock. Many of Dire Straits' compositions were melancholic. Dire Straits' biggest selling album, Brothers in Arms, has sold over 30 million copies, and was the first album to sell a million copies on Compact Disc.They also became one of the world's most commercially successful bands, with worldwide album sales of over 120 million. Dire Straits won numerous music awards during their career, including four Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards—winning Best British Group twice, and two MTV Video Music Awards. The band's most popular songs include "Sultans of Swing", "Lady Writer", "Romeo and Juliet", "Tunnel of Love", "Telegraph Road", "Private Investigations", "Money for Nothing", "Walk of Life", "So Far Away", "Your Latest Trick" and "Brothers in Arms".According to the Guinness Book of British Hit Albums, Dire Straits have spent over 1,100 weeks on the UK albums chart, ranking fifth all-time. Their career spanned a combined total of 15 years. They originally split up in 1988, but reformed in 1991, and disbanded for good in 1995 when Mark Knopfler launched his career full-time as a solo artist. There were several changes in personnel over both periods, leaving Mark Knopfler and John Illsley as the only two original bandmates who had remained throughout the band's career.
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IMDB Wikipedia

ProfessionSoundtrack
SpouseKitty Aldridge, Lourdes Salomone
ChildrenIsabella Knopfler, Katya Ruby Rose Knopfler, Joseph Knopfler, Benji Knopfler
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Music Video, MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year, Brit Award for British Group, Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Juno Award for International Album of the Year, Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year, MTV Video Music Awar...
NominationsGrammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Brit Award for British Single, MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects, MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction, MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing, MTV Video Music Award for Viewer'...
#Fact
1After attending a Vince Gill gig in New York in 1989, Mark Knopfler was so impressed with his guitar playing he asked him to join Dire Straits, but since Vince had just signed a contract with MCA Records he had to decline the offer.
2When MTV branched out to Europe on 1 August 1987, the band's "Money for Nothing" was the very first video to be aired for the launch. The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" had been used for the premiere of MTV in the US on 1 August 1981.
3They were the first band to sell a million copies in the then new CD format when their "Brothers in Arms" album was released in 1985.
4On the band's hit "Money for Nothing" (1985), Sting sings the backing vocals refrain ("I want my MTV...") to the air of his own Grammy-winning track "Don't Stand So Close to Me".
5Discovered by Charlie Gillett in 1976 after he played "Sultans of Swing" from the band's demo tape on his influential BBC Radio London show Honky Tonk.
6Won the British Phonographic Industry Award for British Group in 1983 and 1986.
7"Brothers in Arms" won the British Phonographic Industry Award for British Album in 1987.
8Won Grammys in following categories: "Money for Nothing" (Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocal) (1985); "Brothers in Arms" (Best Music Video, Short Form) (1986).
9Members have included Mark Knopfler, John Illsley, Alan Clark, Guy Fletcher, Phil Palmer, Chris White, Chris Whitten, Danny Cummings, Paul Franklin
10The name came about because most of its members were broke when they formed the band.

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Final Score2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
World Championship Snooker2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Everybody Wants Some!!2016performer: "Hand In Hand"
Snooker: Welsh Open2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Masters Snooker2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Rack Pack2016performer: "Money For Nothing" - uncredited
Atmos the Addict2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Study in Fear2015TV Series performer: "Money For Nothing"
Dancing with the Stars2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dolezal Backstage2015TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Ochéntame... otra vez2015TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Goldbergs2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kingsman: The Secret Service2014performer: "Money For Nothing"
UK Championship Snooker2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Last Ship2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Mad Fat Diary2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rude Tube2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Parenthood2010-2012TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Shell2012/Iperformer: "Walk of Life"
Argo2012performer: "Sultans of Swing"
One Hit Wonderland2012TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Luck2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap2010-2012TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Generació D2011TV Movie documentary performer: "Money for Nothing"
Total Wipeout2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock2010Video Game performer: "Money for Nothing"
20 to 12007-2010TV Series documentary performer - 4 episodes
Miranda2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Electric Dreams2009TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero 52009Video Game performer: "Sultans of Swing"
Welcome to the 80's2009TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Banda sonora2008-2009TV Series performer - 3 episodes
What Just Happened2008performer: "Brothers in Arms"
Brooklyn Rules2007performer: "Walk Of Life"
Everybody Hates Chris2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hot Fuzz2007performer: "Romeo and Juliet"
The Simpsons2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Benchwarmers2006performer: "Walk of Life"
Two Tickets to Paradise2006performer: "Walk of Life", "Your Latest Trick"
My Name Is Earl2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Parashat Ha-Shavua2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ha-Shminiya2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Brothers in Arms2005TV Movie documentary performer: "Brothers in Arms", "Money for Nothing", "Lions", "Sultans of Swing", "Walk of Life" - uncredited
Tooth2004performer: "Money for Nothing"
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection2003Video "Money for Nothing / Beverly Hillbillies*"
Spy Game2001performer: "Brothers in Arms"
The West WingTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Super Speedway2000Documentary performer: "Once Upon a Time in the West"
Komodo1999performer: "Sultans of Swing"
200 Cigarettes1999performer: "Romeo & Juliet"
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer1998performer: "Relax"
Around the Fire1998performer: "Water of Love"
Can't Hardly Wait1998performer: "Romeo & Juliet"
Tohuwabohu1994-1998TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Due South1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
Metroland1997performer: "Sultans Of Swing"
Ed1996performer: "Walk of Life"
Empire Records1995performer: "Romeo & Juliet"
Desperado1995performer: "Six Blade Knife"
Ringside1992Documentary performer: "Money For Nothing"
Civvies1992TV Series performer: "Brothers In Arms"
Miami Vice1985-1987TV Series performer - 2 episodes
EastEnders1985-1986TV Series performer - 6 episodes
Maricela1986TV Movie performer: "Walk of Life"
SpaceCamp1986performer: "Walk of Life", "So Far Away"
Lucas1986performer: "Walk Of Life"
Prince of Bel Air1986TV Movie performer: "WALK OF LIFE"
Saturday Night's Main Event1986TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bergerac1985TV Series performer - 1 episode
Live Aid1985TV Special documentary performer: "Money for Nothing", "Sultans of Swing"
Dire Straits: Money for Nothing1985Video short performer: "Money for Nothing"
Motel1984TV Series performer: "Telegraph Road"
DerrickTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1983 writer - 1 episode, 1983
Local Hero1983"Local Hero"
An Officer and a Gentleman1982performer: "Tunnel of Love" 1980
Snow: The Movie1982performer: "Sound Rock"
Wu ting1981performer: "Sultans of Swing"
Top of the Pops1979-1981TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Amorevolmente1980performer: "WALK OF LIFE"

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
MusiCalifornia1985TV SeriesThemselves
Live Aid1985TV Special documentaryThemselves
Känguru1985TV SeriesThemselves
Dire Straits: Money for Nothing1985Video shortThemselves
Supergroups1985TV MovieThemselves
Bananas1982TV SeriesThemselves
Na sowas!1982TV SeriesThemselves
Festival di Sanremo1981TV SeriesThemselves
Top of the Pops1981TV SeriesThemselves
Rockpalast1979TV SeriesThemselves
The Old Grey Whistle Test1978TV SeriesThemselves

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ochéntame... otra vez2015TV Series documentaryThemselves
Pop Gold2015TV Mini-SeriesThemselves
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV SeriesThemselves
Banda sonora2009TV SeriesThemselves
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryThemselves
20 to 12007TV Series documentaryThemselves
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryThemselves
Hittimittari1985TV SeriesThemselves
Top of the Pops1979-1981TV SeriesThemselves

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1986GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or GroupFor the song 'Money for Nothing'.

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1980GrammyGrammy AwardsBest New Artist

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