'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 January 6, 1979, their eponymous gave the band their first-ever appearance on the Billboard album listings.
Knopfler joins Ellie Goulding, Dan Smith of Bastille, Justin Young of the Vaccines, and Ralph McTell in the role.
The 24-hour event will feature newly-recorded interviews, remixed Live Aid performances, and documentaries.
Illsley's new book is a celebration of the band's achievements and of his enduring friendship with Mark Knopfler.
‘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.
Soundtrack composers are often the unsung heroes of film, but without their music, the movies would struggle to come to life.
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.
‘Lindisfarne’s Geordie Genius – The Alan Hull Story’ also includes contributions from fellow admirers such as Peter Gabriel, Elvis Costello, and Dave Stewart.
Following the incredible success of ‘Brothers In Arms,’ the Vertigo compilation ‘Money For Nothing’ entered the UK chart at No.1.
With 'Making Movies,' the band entered a new decade well on the way to the radio-friendly roots-rock sound that would go on to dominate the 1980s.
Soon after the record became the band's first UK No.1, it made a prominent chart debut in the US.
Many of the songs on Knopfler’s 2002 album were inspired by the struggles of itinerant working-class people.
The former Dire Straits frontman hit a particularly rich seam with his second LP in his own name.