In the absence of Mark Knopfler, former bandmate John Illsley did the honours as Dire Straits took their place in the Hall of Fame.
The biggest singles and most memorable album landmarks of the mighty British band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 14 April 2018.
Whether they supported each other or had epic falling outs, here are some of our favourite sibling musical duos that have forged music history together.
Mary J Blige, The Killers' Brandon Flowers and Heart's Ann Wilson are among the artists set to induct the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame stars in 2018.
Dire Straits started recording their debut album in February 1978, at Basing Street Studios in London with producer Muff Winwood.
The BBC are to revive much-loved live rock show The Old Grey Whistle Test with its original presenter Whispering Bob Harris.
8 January 1983 brought Dire Straits a Hot 100 entry with 'Industrial Disease,' from the album that had come out a few months before, Love Over Gold.
37 years ago, the Dire Straits album gave the band of that name their first-ever appearance on the Billboard 200 chart of 6 January 1979.
Nina Simone, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues and Bon Jovi are to be inducted into the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio
Four musicians closely associated with Dire Straits — Alan Clark, Danny Cummings, Mel Collins and Phil Palmer — are members of the new group Legacy.
Family bands have provided some of the greatest popular music of the past 100 years. As Sister Sledge once sang: “We are family. Get up everybody and sing.”
If Dire Straits thought the world needed a break from them after Brothers In Arms, 1988's Vertigo collection Money For Nothing proved the opposite was true.
Dire Straits' third album, Making Movies, was released on 17 October 1980 and took them to No. 4, paving the way for a three-album chart-topping run.
Dire Straits achieved their first British No. 1 album with Love Over Gold, and within two weeks, on 14 October 1982, it had them back on the US chart.
John Illsley, bass player and co-founder of Dire Straits, has announced his first tour of the UK for more than three years, to begin on 19 October 2017.