Our choice of the most memorable guitar exploits of the world-famous British musician.
Listen to our playlist of this unique instrument, honouring 'Leo' Fender, born on 10 August 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 US chapter on 8 June 1985.
The show combines Illsley's and his former band's material with his memories of life on the road with one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time.
The 'Down The Road Wherever' tour offers admirers the chance to hear a wide selection of material from the Knopfler and Dire Straits catalogues.
Slowhand's love of the songs and style of his late, great friend and inspiration has been well known throughout his entire solo career.
With a gritty rock and blues approach to her R&B roots, Tina Turner’s ‘Private Dancer’ was a landmark album that transformed her into a star to rival Madonna.
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 tour named after Knopfler's current album opened in fine style in Barcelona on 25 April.
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 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.