Some bits and bobs will be posted here. Everything related to Dire Straits and its musicians.

John Illsley named them all at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame speech... I hope it will be of your interest!

April 9, 2019

John Illsley has done several solo records in his career, mainly in the 2000s. Only two came during his Dire Straits years. Also a band called K. Wallis B. And The Dark Shades Of Night put out an EP in 1987. This was, of course, another work of John.

Never Told a Soul w...

November 7, 2018

A new album from Mark is just around the corner. After three years since Tracker was published we are impatiently waiting to listen what MK will offer to the fans (We already have two songs!).

Like it happened with his latests albums, it comes out in a few different edi...

June 8, 2018

EC is God. But he always searches on earth to recruit guitarists for his band. Since his early career EC always wanted to have the best rising talents to push him to be a better guitar player as he often remarks.

This is what happened in the mid 80s, when Knopfler was o...

May 19, 2018

Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler started collaborating back in 1979. Since then, Knopfler appeared on three Dylan Records: Slow Train Coming (1979), Infidels (1983) and Down In The Groove (1988).

They met on stage in Australia in early 1986. Dylan joined Dire Straits and Kno...

April 23, 2018

When Dire Straits released Brothers In Arms in 1985 it became the main Compact Disc promotion item. The technology was ready for a full market launch and Philips sponsored the Brothers In Arms Tour in order to give a worldwide spotlight to CD. 

Brothers in Arms was...

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