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Dire Straits

Lions

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  • Swing
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1978
  • 1978
  • 1995
  • 1986
  • 1988
  • 1977

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Dire Straits were a British rock band who emerged during the post-punk era of the late 1970s, active between 1977 and 1995. Comprising 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), and managed by Ed Bicknell, Dire Straits played a more bluesy style, and while their sound was minimalistic and stripped down, they owed little to punk rock which was at the forefront at the time. If anything, the band was a direct outgrowth of the roots revivalism of pub rock, but where pub rock celebrated good times, Dire Straits were melancholy. Despite their oddly self-effacing approach to rock and roll, Dire Straits became one of the world’s most... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I'm thinking about the lions

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More songs by Dire Straits (See Charts): Setting Me Up, It Never Rains, One World, Once Upon A Time In The West, Six Blade Knife, Water Of Love, Down To The Waterline, When It Comes To You, Hand In Hand, and You And Your Friend.

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