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The most popular songs by Dire Straits.

Did You Know?

Interesting facts and trivia about Dire Straits. By Songfacts®.

Took the name Dire Straits because it represented their financial condition in the early days.

In 2001, British scientists named a dinosaur they discovered after Mark Knopfler. They named the dinosaur, which was discovered in Madagascar, "Masiakasaurus Knopfleri" as a tribute to Knopfler.

Mark Knopfler was a journalist and teacher before joining the band. One of his first assignments as a cub reporter for the Yorkshire Evening Post was to write Jimi Hendrix' obituary.

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