Two months before the turn of the millennium, Urban released the album that would open the door to the country world.
As the creation of Mark Knopfler, they successfully blended blues-based influences along with country and rock into an instantly timeless mix of atmospheric album tracks, combined with populist, catchy and massive-selling singles.
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.
BluesClub, featuring Guy Fletcher, Robbie McIntosh and others, will play the fundraiser in honour of former bandmate Rogan, longtime guitar tech of Pete Townshend.
'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.'
The guitar is the backbone of rock music, and the best guitarists include some blues and country guitarists that paved the way for rock’n’roll’s legends.
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.