The peerless guitarist passed away on September 18, 1970, but his legacy is felt to this day.
As he became an octogenarian, B.B. released the all-star album featuring Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Elton John, Van Morrison and many more.
On September 9, 1991, the band released a new studio record for what turned out to be the last time.
'Brothers In Arms' hit the top of the US album chart on August 31, 1985 and held sway for nine weeks.
Our choice of the most memorable guitar exploits of the world-famous British musician.
'Dire Straits – The Studio Albums 1978-1991' includes of all the seminal British band's studio LPs released during that time.
Listen to our playlist of this unique instrument, honouring 'Leo' Fender, born on August 10, 1909.
The links between the American band and the British guitar hero go deeper than you might think.
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.
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.