The links between the American band and the British guitar hero go deeper than you might think.
The duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith became a huge part of the major US chart takeover by British acts of the mid-1980s.
The incredible chart domination of a decade-defining album began its UK chapter on 25 May 1985.
On 22 May 1993, the band entered the UK bestsellers with a new album for the final time.
The song became an anthem of their early sound, but it had to work for it.
'Just One Night' captured Slowhand's late 1970s show at Tokyo's famous Budokan Theatre.
The legendary Muscle Shoals studio defined the sound of Southern soul before becoming one of the go-to studios for the biggest names in music.
It was the album that captured the band's growing reputation as a live force.
In April 1985, 'So Far Away' was our first preview of an impending album phenomenon.
The soundtrack featured the stirring and enduring instrumental theme 'Going Home,' still widely heard to this day.
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 musical sibling groups that have forged music history together.
Praised for its “subtle depth and rich musicality”, ‘Tracker’ found Mark Knopfler discovering new territory on his musical journey.
Knopfler's 'The British Grove Broadcast' series features the esteemed guitarist and songwriter playing his favourite music in a wide range of genres.
The show premieres on Wednesday, 4 March at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on Sirius XM's Volume (channel 106).