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.
Adam Wakeman, son of prog figurehead Rick Wakeman, is adding to his own reputation as a keyboard player and composer in the duo Wilson & Wakeman.
Dire Straits started recording their debut album in February 1978, at Basing Street Studios in London with producer Muff Winwood.
A Fender Stratocaster that went missing after being signed for charity by Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Jimmy Page and others has been found ten years later.
Australian guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel has been talking about recording with Mark Knopfler, for the new track 'You Don't Want To Get You One Of Those.'
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.
A look at Eric Clapton's history at the 'Royal Eric Hall,' London's Royal Albert Hall, where he began his first residency on 6 January 1987.
Four musicians closely associated with Dire Straits — Alan Clark, Danny Cummings, Mel Collins and Phil Palmer — are members of the new group Legacy.
Soundtrack composers are often the unsung heroes of film, but without their music, the movies would struggle to come to life.
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.”
Mark Knopfler is among the contributors to the upcoming Accomplice One album by Australian guitarist-singer-songwriter Tommy Emmanuel, due in January 2018.
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.