S1E60: John Illsley

Rockonteurs with Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt

By Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt

S1E60: John Illsley

Sunday, 14 November

This week Gary and Guy return with another fascinating and insightful episode of Rockonteurs.

Our guest this week is John Illsley from Dire Straits. Yes….a bass player! John was one of only a few members to play from the bands start to their finish and remains great friends with Mark Knopfler.

He has a new book out this week that charts the bands meteoric rise to the top in the late 70’s and throughout the 80’s and in this episode he shares some of those incredible stories.

From pub rock to stadiums, CD’s, sharing studios in Monserrat with Sting to the cultural explosion of MTV – it’s all exactly what this series is all about, great stories from the artists that shaped the music we love.

Rockonteurs is produced by Ben Jones for Gimme Sugar Productions.


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