Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s John Illsley Life Story Interview ~ Dire Straits….
John Illsley (born 24 June 1949, Leicester, England) is an English musician who rose to fame as the bass guitarist of the critically acclaimed rock band Dire Straits.
With Dire Straits, Illsley has been the recipient of multiple BRIT and Grammy Awards and a Heritage Award.
Alex talks to the man behind ‘Money for nothing’, ‘Brothers In Arms’, ‘Private investigator’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
Find out how you create an internationally loved, respected and admired group like Dire Straits….
Here’s Alex & John at the BBC….
Illsley has produced two albums of his own with Mark Knopfler as a guest musician, and has helped with Mark’s personal projects and charities.
He released two more albums, with influence from the Celtic-based band Cunla.
In 2012 John presented a TV programme with Mark for Sky Arts called “Guitar Stories: Mark Knopfler”, in which the pair revisit 6 guitars that helped define Mark’s music, both in the UK and in the USA
Recorded 2010 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio the BBC.