A BLOCK of flats in Deptford will be ommemorated as the site where rock band Dire Straits first performed together.

The Performing Rights Society, which champions the nation’s songwriters, composers and music publishers, has announced the site on the Crossfield Estate in Deptford Church Street, will have a plaque unveiled there next Thursday.

It is rumoured the band will attend the ceremony.

Times for the unveiling have not yet been decided.

The event is part of the organisation's Heritage Award scheme which celebrates the first performances of the UK’s leading bands.

PRS Chairman Ellis Rich said: “Celebrating this country’s musical heritage is a great thing to do and these plaques will be springing up all over the country.

"The UK has given the world some fantastic songwriters and performers which enrich our lives and provide the music we love.

"I’m proud that their humble musical beginnings will now be marked for all to see.”