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25 Years Ago: Dire Straits Reject the Easy Path With ‘On Every Street’

Dire Straits took six years to follow up 'Brothers in Arms' with 1991's 'On Every Street.'

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Reprise

Former Dire Straits Bassist Doesn’t Expect a Band Reunion

Dire Straits are one of the few major bands who've stayed broken up after splitting — and according to former bassist John Illsley, it seems likely to stay that way.

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Paramount / Juan Naharro Gimenez, Getty Images / Warner Bros
Paramount / Juan Naharro Gimenez, Getty Images / Warner Bros

Can Dire Straits’ ‘Walk of Life’ Be Used as the End Music to Every Movie?

A video editor has added Dire Straits' hit to the endings to many classic movies.

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Warner Brothers

That Time Dire Straits Bounced Back With ‘Making Movies’

Dire Straits released 'Making Movies' on Oct. 17, 1980.

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Warner Bros.

The Story of Dire Straits’ Debut Album

Given their low-key music and resolute lack of visual flash, the guys in Dire Straits seemed like good candidates for one of those slow-building careers.

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Carlos Muina, Getty Images
Carlos Muina, Getty Images

The Day Dire Straits Broke Up for the First Time

Dire Straits broke up on September 15, 1988.

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Dire Straits Albums, Ranked Worst to Best

Dire Straits Albums Ranked Worst to Best

Dire Straits released only a handful of albums during their brief time together, and each offers some essential band songs. But which holds up best?

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Warner Bros.

Sticking With the Formula: Revisiting Dire Straits’ ‘Communique’

Dire Straits released their second album, 'Communique,' on June 15, 1979.

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Dire Straits’ ‘Walk of Life’ Bolsters Farxiga Ad

A new commercial for a drug aimed at people with type 2 diabetes features Dire Straits' hit 'Walk of Life.'

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Warner Bros.

How Dire Straits Shattered All Expectations With ‘Brothers in Arms’

Dire Straits shattered commercial expectations with their 1985 album, Brothers in Arms.

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