Delightful Dire Straits – Happy Birthday Mark Knopfler!

In the late 70s, Dire Straits emerged with a sound reflective of a roots revivalism. Influenced by the likes of J.J. Cale with blues and country inflections with a hint of progressive rock as well.

Led by vocalist / guitarist Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits became more refined and matured in their music. Their sixth album, the 1985 ‘Brothers in Arms’ became an international success.

While Knopfler first rose to fame through his work with Dire Straits, he also accumulated successful side projects through his own solo work and as a producer, sideman, songwriter, and film composer.

Pick your favourite five Dire Straits songs below, and the ones that get the most votes will be played Thursday, August 12 at 5pm on your drive home.

Delightful Dire Straits – only on Q107, Calgary’s Classic Rock!