Dire Straits HOF

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Rawkdude, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. Rawkdude

    Rawkdude Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Pretty psyched about the Dire Straits Hall of Fame induction. I hope they end up doing a live performance with the early lineup.
  2. sbsugar

    sbsugar Representing Benton County since 2011

    Yup, pretty glad they ended up in the gallery.

  3. wayne66

    wayne66 Forum Resident

    I am glad to hear that. Who was inducted? Just the original four or later members as well?
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    GLUDFSSR Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA
    Would love this to lead into a tour.
  5. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Greater Vancouver
    They're overdue so this is good.
  6. vinylontubes

    vinylontubes Forum Resident

    Katy, TX
    Alan Clark
    Guy Fletcher
    John Illsley
    David Knopfler
    Mark Knopfler
    Pick Withers
  7. Johnny Reb

    Johnny Reb Résident du forum

    Cool! I figured only the Brothers In Arms-era members would make it in. Especially nice to see David Knopfler getting in as well.

    Bring on a new album!!! :righton:
  8. Rosskolnikov

    Rosskolnikov Designated Cloud Yeller

    They'll have to start talking to one another first.
  9. Trace

    Trace Senior Member

    Washington State
    Maybe this is the conversation starter.

    Color me blindly optomistic! :imwithstupid:
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  10. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

    So. ME USA
    I would as well but highly doubt it'll ever happen. Mark Knopfler seems content to do solo work and let the Dire Straits legacy stay in the past.
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  11. gary191265

    gary191265 Forum Resident

    Guy Fletcher gets in, Terry Williams doesn't?
  12. billnunan

    billnunan Forum Resident

    Cleveland, Ohio

    All those votes I cast paid off. (For The Moody Blues too!)
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  13. MHP

    MHP Forum Resident

    Hal Lindes & Terry Williams being snubbed?
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  14. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    Terry Williams retired some years ago, he hasn't worked with the band since 1988. Mark and Solo work commitments obviously he has moved on, hence the inclusion of founder member Pick Withers and others.

    I'll just watch Live Aid DVD portion for "Dire Straits' set for fun of it!
  15. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    The revenge of Terry Williams
  16. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    so glad for them.
  17. Toup2112

    Toup2112 Active Member

    Ottawa, ON
  18. Sevoflurane

    Sevoflurane Forum Resident

    West Yorkshire
    Can’t imagine seeing David and Mark Knopfler appearing on the same stage unless hell has frozen over. All the interviews i’ve read with either of them suggest they haven’t spoken for some years. Mark’s interest in Dire Straits seems minimal. I suppose Hal Lindsey and Terry Williams were less involved in the studio than the other, but their non inclusion is still a shame. My favourite Dire Straits has always been Alchemy Live.
  19. SteveS1

    SteveS1 Forum Resident

    Weald, England, UK
    Oh I don't know, Dave and Ray Davies sometimes ended up dishing out right-handers during a session. It's what some brothers do. :)

    As for Dire Straits, nothing beats that original line up for me.
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  20. petertakov

    petertakov Forum Resident

    Sofia, Bulgaria
    Mark has quite clearly moved in another direction and none of his solo records shows great ambition to please. He is basically making music for his own pleasure and is not interested in neither Dire Straits music nor what anybody else thinks, wants or needs.

    I'm fine with that as I don't believe he has anything interesting left in him to add to the DS idiom (and probably beyond) and I think he knows that as well and is fune with that.
  21. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Machine wrapped in butter.

    London, England
    But they at least had respect for each other throughout the whole thing. Everything I’ve seen regarding the Knopfler situation is that Mark is one step shy of declaring that he doesn’t have a brother.
  22. SteveS1

    SteveS1 Forum Resident

    Weald, England, UK
    Well if that's true, how sad. I lost my only brother, we didn't see eye to eye on everything but I would give anything to just pick up the phone and hear his voice. They obviously had much in common at one point.
  23. Bill Mac

    Bill Mac Forum Resident

    So. ME USA
    I agree with what you're saying accept Mark's interest in Dire Straits music. I've seen Mark twice solo and he's played quite a bit of Dire Straits music. Both shows were incredible and I'd go see him and his band without a doubt :)!
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  24. Bill

    Bill Senior Member

    Eastern Shore
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  25. JamesRR

    JamesRR Trashcan Dream

    I only have Brothers in Arms and was playing it this weekend.

    In light of this thread, what are the next two DS albums I should buy? I don't want to do the whole 'Spotify' thing. I just want to commit per some recos.
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