'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.
‘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.
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.”
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.
Following the incredible success of 'Brothers In Arms,' the Vertigo compilation 'Money For Nothing' entered the UK chart at No. 1.
The show features many of the Dire Straits favourites on which Illsley played, as well as songs from his current solo album 'Coming Up For Air.'
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.
Two months before the turn of the millennium, Urban released the album that would open the door to the country world.
Soon after the record became the band's first UK No. 1, it made a prominent chart debut in the US.
As he became an octogenarian, B.B. released the all-star album featuring Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Elton John, Van Morrison and many more.
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, 'Sailing To Philadelphia.'