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My life in Dire Straits /

My life in Dire Straits /
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R2611919 B ILLS
Adult Non Fiction   Bega . Available .  
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ISBN 9781787634367
Shelf Location B ILLS
Author Illsley, John, author
Title My life in Dire Straits / John Illsley ; with a foreword by Mark Knopfler.
Production/Publication data London : Bantam Press, 2021.
Physical Description x, 326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm.
Carrier Type volume
General Notes Includes index.
Summary Note Dire Straits filled giant stadiums around the world and sold hundreds of millions of records. Throughout the eighties they were one of the biggest bands on the planet. Their classic songs - 'Sultans of Swing', 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Money for Nothing', 'Brothers In Arms' - formed the soundtrack of a generation and live on today: still racking up sales, still being played on the radio on every continent. In My Life in Dire Straits, John Illsley - founder member, bassist and mainstay -evokes the spirit of the times and tells the story of one of the great live acts of rock history. Starting with his own unlikely beginnings in Middle England, he recounts the band's rise from humble origins in London's spit-and-sawdust pubs to the best-known venues in the world, the working man's clubs to Madison Square Garden, gigging with wild punk bands to the Live Aid stage at Wembley. Until, ultimately, the shattering demands of touring on a global scale and living life in the spotlight took their inevitable toll. John's story is also a tribute to his great friend Mark Knopfler, the band's lead singer, songwriter and gifted guitarist - the only band members to stay the fifteen-year distance. Told with searching honesty, soulful reflection and wry humour, this is the first and only account of that incredible story.
Subject added entry -- Personal Name Illsley, John
Subject added entry Dire Straits (Musical group)
Subject Rock musicians -- Great Britain -- Biography
Guitarists -- Great Britain -- Biography
Rock groups -- Great Britain
Genre Autobiographies
Added Entry -- Personal Name Knopfler, Mark, author
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