Dire Straits

Dire Straits

DIRE STRAITS. "The Sultans of Swing" ..... Stylish English group first formed in 1977 led by guitar genius Mark Knopfler. They are best known for a string of highly successful albums including ; Dire Straits (1978) / Communique (1979) / Making Movies (1980) and then three consecutive No1s ; Love Over Gold (1982) / Brothers In Arms (1985) (which sold 30 million copies and was the first ever million selling CD) and On Every Street (1991). Dire Straits have spent over 1100 weeks on the UK albums chart (ranking fifth of all-time). The groups career spanned a combined total of 15 years. They originally split up in 1988, then reformed in 1991 and disbanded for good in 1995 (when Mark Knopfler launched his career full-time as a solo artist). There were several changes in personnel over both periods with Mark Knopfler and John Illsley, the only two constant original band-members throughout the whole time. To date they have sold an estimated 140 million albums worldwide .....

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Dire Straits 1980 Autographs

Reference Number. 14400C

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A rare original vintage 1980 autograph book page, clearly signed in ink by all five members of the Making Movies lineup of Dire Straits ; Mark Knopfler (vocals/guitar) / John Illsley (bass) (Hi from Dire Straits) / Pick Withers (drums) / Alan Clark (keyboards) and Hal Lindes (guitar)

WITH original "On Location" World Tour programme AND original ticket for the Gaumont Theatre Ipswich on Wednesday December 17th 1980 (Stalls. Seat N11. Price £4.00) AND original "Making Movies" 12in LP vinyl record

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Dire Straits 1979 Autographs

Reference Number. DS1979A

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A rare pair of vintage circa 1979 autograph book pages, clearly signed and dedicated (To Jim) in ballpoints by all four original members of Dire Straits ; Mark Knopfler (Vocals/guitar) / David Knopfler (rhythm guitar) / John Illsley (bass) and Pick Withers (drums). The page also signed by Stewart Copeland (drummer with The Police) 

WITH original Dire Straits "Communique Tour" concert ticket for the Odeon Birmingham on Wednesday June 13th 1979 (Front Stalls. Seat J4. Price £2.80) 

WITH two original vintage 12in vinyl LPs of Dire Straits (1978) (Phonogram 9102-021) and Communique (1979) (Phonogram 9102-031)

AUTOGRAPH BOOK page also signed on the reverse of the pages by all five group members of ; MAGAZINE (Howard Devoto (vocals) / Barry Adamson (bass) / Dave Formula (keyboards) / John McGeoch d2004 (guitar) and John Doyle (drums))

 

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Dire Straits 1979 Ticket

Reference Number. DSTKT5A

£45.00

A rare original Dire Straits / Talking Heads complete "Communique Tour" concert ticket for the Hammersmith Odeon on Sunday June 17th 1979. (Circle. Seat E59. Price £3.00)

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Dire Straits 1992 Crew Pass

Reference Number. DSPASS1B

£30.00

An original Dire Straits "On Every Street" Local Crew Catering Pass for Montreal Canada on March 13th 1992

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Dire Straits 1992 Pass

Reference Number. DSPASS1A

£30.00

An original Dire Straits "On Every Street" Local Crew Catering Pass for Montreal Canada on March 13th 1992

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Dire Straits 1981 Tickets

Reference Number. DS1981TKTS1

£50.00

A pair of original complete vintage 1981 Dire Straits "On Location Tour" concert tickets for the Philips Halle Dusseldorf on May 15th 1981 (Ticket Nos 02321 / 02322 Price 22dm)

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Dire Straits 1992 Ticket

Reference Number. DSTKT4B

£20.00

An original Dire Straits "On Every Street" concert ticket for Ipswich Thursday June 18th 1992

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Dire Straits 1979 Concert Ticket

Reference Number. DS1979TK1

£45.00

A rare original complete "Communique Tour" concert ticket for the Hammersmith Odeon on Sunday June 17th 1979 (Circle. Seat E58. Price £3.00)

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Dire Straits 1982 Ticket

Reference Number. DS1982TKT1

£28.00

An original "Love Over Gold" concert ticket for the Brighton Centre on Wednesday December 15th 1982 (South Balcony. Seat B34. Price £6.50)

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Dire Straits Tickets

Reference Number. DSTKTS1A

£50.00

1) An original "Love Over Gold" concert ticket for the Gaumont Theatre Ipswich on Sunday December 12th 1982 (Stalls. Seat J16. Price £6.50)

2) An original "Brothers in Arms Tour" concert ticket for Birmingham NEC on Saturday June 29th 1985 (West Stand. Seat C42. Price £9.75)

3) An original unused "On Every Street Tour" concert ticket for Woburn Abbey on Saturday June 20th 1992 (Ticket No13781. Price £20.00)  

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Dire Straits 1980 Programme

Reference Number. DS1980PR1

£88.00

An original vintage Dire Straits "On Location Tour" concert programme WITH original ticket for the Odeon Birmingham on Monday December 15th 1980 (Front Stalls. Seat D5. Price £4.00)

WITH original 1980 "Making Movies" 12in LP record

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Dire Straits Programme

Reference Number. DSPTK1

£50.00

An original 1982 Dire Straits "Love Over Gold" UK tour programme WITH original ticket stub for Birmingham NEC on Tuesday December 14th 1982

 

 

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Dire Straits 1982 Concert Programme

Reference Number. DSPTKTP1

£68.00

An original 1982 Dire Straits "Love Over Gold" UK tour programme WITH original ticket stub for Birmingham NEC on Tuesday December 14th 1982 (West Stand Seat A88 Price £6.75) WITH original "Love Over Gold" 12in Vinyl LP

Price is for all three items

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Dire Straits 1985 Programme

Reference Number. DS1985P1

£68.00

An original vintage Dire Straits "Brothers in Arms" concert programme WITH original ticket for Wembley Arena on Tuesday July 16th 1985 (Upper Tier. Seat M139. Price £6.00)

WITH original 1985 Brothers in Arms" 12in LP record

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Dire Straits Brothers In Arms

Reference Number. DS1985P2

£78.00

An original vintage Dire Straits "Brothers in Arms" concert programme WITH original ticket for Wembley Arena on Tuesday July 16th 1985 (Upper Tier. Seat M140. Price £6.00)

WITH original 1985 Brothers in Arms" 12in LP record

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Dire Straits Programme

Reference Number. DSPTK3A

£50.00

An original Dire Straits "On Every Street" UK tour programme WITH original ticket stub for Sheffield Arena on Tuesday September 3rd 1991 (Block C  52/12)

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Dire Straits 1991 Programme

Reference Number. DS1991A

£75.00

An original 1991 Dire Straits "On Every Street" tour programme WITH original concert ticket for SEC Glasgow on Friday September 13th 1991 WITH original "On Every Street" 12in LP vinyl record 

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