Two months before the turn of the millennium, Urban released the album that would open the door to the country world.
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.
The tour named after Knopfler's current album opened in fine style in Barcelona on 25 April.
The latest in Portobello Road Gin's Local Heroes series, it ties in with the 'Local Hero' musical for which Knopfler has written the music.
uDiscover Music presents a selection of 20 key events and discoveries in Knopfler's life and career, as described by the man himself.
Illsley cut the record at Knopfler's British Grove and his co-producers include fellow former Dire Straits collaborator Guy Fletcher.
The graphic features many of the awards and honours bestowed on the British musician, both with Dire Straits and in his prolific solo career.
The vlogs and Pete Townshend's narratives take Who fans inside British Grove Studios to learn about new songs such as 'Detour' and 'Beads On One String.'
After starting its European run in Barcelona on 25 April, the itinerary comes to the UK in May.
'Twisting By The Pool' was an old live favourite by the band, but it was never on any of their studio albums.
The 1933 National Duolian, nicknamed Hard Rock, will be sold in England in March.
The itinerary supporting his 'Down The Road Wherever' album will begin in Spain in the spring.
The follow-up to 2015's 'Tracker' features many of the musicians Knopfler has worked with in recent years, and a guest appearance by Imelda May.
A trip through the musical life and times of the world-class singer-guitarist, born on 12 August 1949.
The former Rolling Stone's Rhythm Kings release an album of outtakes, and he has also named a favourite Dire Straits song.