List of Dire Straits band members

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Timeline[edit]

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Chronological list[edit]

Year(s) Full-time band members Auxiliary touring members
1977–1980
1980
  • Mark Knopfler - guitar, lead vocals
  • John Illsley - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Pick Withers - drums, backing vocals
did not tour
1980–1982
  • Mark Knopfler - lead guitar, lead vocals
  • Hal Lindes - rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • John Illsley - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Alan Clark - keyboards
  • Pick Withers - drums
1982–1984
  • Mark Knopfler - lead guitar, lead vocals
  • Hal Lindes - rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • John Illsley - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Alan Clark - keyboards
  • Terry Williams - drums
1984–1985
  • Mark Knopfler - lead guitar, lead vocals
  • Hal Lindes - rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • John Illsley - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Alan Clark - keyboards
  • Guy Fletcher - synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Terry Williams - drums
did not tour
1985–1988
  • Mark Knopfler - lead guitar, lead vocals
  • Jack Sonni - rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • John Illsley - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Alan Clark - keyboards
  • Guy Fletcher - synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Terry Williams - drums
1988–1989
  • Mark Knopfler - guitar, lead vocals
  • John Illsley - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Alan Clark - keyboard
  • Guy Fletcher - synthesizer, backing vocals
  • Terry Williams - drums
1989–1991
  • Mark Knopfler - guitar, lead vocals
  • John Illsley - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Alan Clark - keyboards
  • Guy Fletcher - synthesizer, backing vocals

did not tour

1991–1992
  • Mark Knopfler - guitar, lead vocals
  • John Illsley - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Alan Clark - keyboards
  • Guy Fletcher - synthesizer, backing vocals
1992–1995
  • Mark Knopfler - guitar, lead vocals
  • John Illsley - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Alan Clark - keyboards
  • Guy Fletcher - synthesizer, backing vocals
did not tour

Members[edit]