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BY THE NUMBERS: Dire Straits

As far as statistics go, Dire Straits meet and exceed any requirements necessary for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  In honor of the band's induction, here are some important numbers in Dire Straits' history.

  • Number of members being inducted:  6
    • Mark Knopfler
    • John Illsley
    • Pick Withers
    • David Knopfler
    • Alan Clark
    • Guy Fletcher
  • Year formed:  1977
  • Years eligible for Rock Hall:  15 (First eligible in 2003)
  • Studio Albums Released:  6
    • Dire Straits (1978)
    • Communique (1979)
    • Making Movies (1980)Love over Gold (1982)
    • Brothers in Arms (1985)
    • On Every Street (1991)
  • Live LPs:  3
    • Alchemy:  Dire Straits Live (1984)
    • On the Night (1993)
    • Live at the BBC (1995)
  • Albums sold worldwide:  100 million
  • Billboard Hot 100 Singles:  7
    • "Money For Nothing" - #1
    • "Sultans of Swing" - #4
    • "Walk of Life" - #7
    • "So Far Away" - #19
    • "Lady Writer" - #45
    • "Skateaway" - #58

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.