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The band Dire Straits was founded in 1977. Before coming to fame, the band got it’s start in Deptford. Generally, music journalists would define Dire Straits’s style within the genre/s of rock music, blues rock, country rock, progressive rock, pub rock, and other rock music.

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Mark Knopfler

Mark Freuder Knopfler ( NOP-flər; born 12 August 1949) is a British singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He was the lead guitarist, singer, and songwriter for the rock band Dire Straits, which he co-founded with his younger brother, David Knopfl... [wikipedia]
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Chris Rea

Christopher Anton Rea ( REE-ə; born 4 March 1951) is an English rock and blues singer-songwriter and guitarist. Born and raised in Middlesbrough, he is of Italian and Irish descent. He is known for his distinctive, husky-gravel voice and slide guitar playing, ... [wikipedia]
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Supertramp

Supertramp were a British rock band formed in London in 1969. Marked by the individual songwriting of founders Roger Hodgson (vocals, keyboards, guitar) and Rick Davies (vocals, keyboards), they are distinguished for blending progressive rock and pop styles an... [wikipedia]
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Eric Clapton

Eric Patrick Clapton, (born 30 March 1945) is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and of Cream. Cl... [wikipedia]
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Fleetwood Mac

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The Police

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Pink Floyd

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David Gilmour

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Joe Cocker

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The Alan Parsons Project

The Alan Parsons Project were a British rock band active between 1975 and 1990, whose core membership consisted of Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson. They were accompanied by a varying number of session musicians and some relatively consistent band members such a... [wikipedia]
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Santana

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Sting

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (born 2 October 1951), known professionally as Sting, is an English musician and actor. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band the Police from 1977 to 1984, and launched a solo career ... [wikipedia]
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Eagles

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Deep Purple

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Zz Top

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Electric Light Orchestra

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