uDiscover Music presents a selection of 20 key events and discoveries in Knopfler's life and career, as described by the man himself.
Illsley cut the record at Knopfler's British Grove and his co-producers include fellow former Dire Straits collaborator Guy Fletcher.
The graphic features many of the awards and honours bestowed on the British musician, both with Dire Straits and in his prolific solo career.
Having had the support of much-respected broadcaster and author Charlie Gillett, the band now turned to the production expertise of former Spencer Davis Group member Muff Winwood.
The vlogs and Pete Townshend's narratives take Who fans inside British Grove Studios to learn about new songs such as 'Detour' and 'Beads On One String.'
After starting its European run in Barcelona on 25 April, the itinerary comes to the UK in May.
'Twisting By The Pool' was an old live favourite by the band, but it was never on any of their studio albums.
The 1933 National Duolian, nicknamed Hard Rock, will be sold in England in March.
'Industrial Disease' was Mark Knopfler's typically pithy take on the decline that, by the early 1980s, had set in across the British manufacturing industry.
The rare relationship between the artist and the Royal Albert Hall has spanned his entire career.
On 6 January 1979, their eponymous gave the band their first-ever appearance on the Billboard album listings.
Family bands have provided some of the greatest popular music of the past 100 years. As Sister Sledge once sang: “We are family. Get up everybody and sing.”
‘Live At The Regal’, recorded in November 1964, remains one of the great live albums of all time, demonstrating why BB is The King of the blues.
The writer-guitarist discusses his ninth solo studio album, a record on which he reaches well beyond the folk-roots base of his latter-day work.