My Life in Dire Straits by John Illsley - Signed Edition
Hand Signed by John Illsley
Hardback 1st Edition
Published 11th November 2021
My Life in Dire Straits: The Inside Story of One of the Biggest Bands in Rock History by John Illsley - Signed Edition
Hand Signed by John Illsley
Hardback 1st Edition
New & Unread - Published 11th November 2021
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', 'Money for Nothing', 'Brothers In Arms' - formed the soundtrack of a generation and live on today. In his memoir, John Illsley - founding member and bassist - 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, 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 and the Live Aid stage at Wembley. Until, ultimately, the demands of touring and living 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 honesty, soulful reflection and wry humour, this is the first and only account of that incredible story.
About the Author: John Illsley rose to fame as the bass guitarist of the critically acclaimed band Dire Straits and has received multiple BRIT and Grammy Awards, and a Heritage Award. As a founding member, John played a major role in the development of the Dire Straits sound. Since the band's last tour in 1993 he has earned a reputation as a painter, with solo exhibitions in London, New York, Sydney and across Europe. He co-founded the children's charity Life Education in 1987, which was recently integrated into Coram. As a musician, John also has eight solo albums to his name. He owns a pub in the New Forest.
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