John Illsley

John Illsley

‘My Life in Dire Straits’ – Pre-order John Illsley’s Book Now!

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The ex-bassist and founding member of Dire Straits, John Illsley has finally finished his book. Namely, his book titled ‘My Life in Dire Straits’ will be available from ...
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Communiqué – Communiqué (The Song) – Lyrics

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Communiqué (1979)
“Communique” is the fourth track song from the first side of the second studio album by Dire Straits with the same name as the song. The duration of ...
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Retro Article: A Rare Music Video of Mark Knopfler and John Illsley

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In 1984 one of the founders of Dire Straits – John Illsley has released his first solo studio album. The whole album was recorded at Parkgate Studios in ...
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Happy Birthday, John Edward Illsley!

Happy Birthday, John Edward Illsley!
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On this day, 72-years-ago, back in 1949 John Edward Illsley was born. John is best known as the bass guitarist of the famous English rock band Dire Straits. ...
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Online Charity Raffles: Update – Congrats to Winners!

Online Charity Raffles: Update – Congrats to Winners!
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Zoe’s Place raffles – the winners for Brothers in Arms half-speed vinyl album signed by Mark Knopfler and Guy Fletcher raised £477 for Zoe’s Place. This news is ...
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Retro Article: From the Archives, 1981 The Sultans of Sulk

Dire Straits during their press conference at the Sebel Town House in Kings Cross, Sydney on April 6, 1981. Photo Credit: Peter Morris
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The following article is first published in The Sydney Morning Herald on April 7, 1981. Using the web internet, our team has found this article. Dire Straits Blog ...
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John Illsley’s Restaurant ‘East End Arms’ Was Added to The Michelin Stars Guide for 2021

John Illsley’s Restaurant ‘East End Arms’ Was Added to The Michelin Stars Guide for 2021
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Restaurants in Hampshire, UK, have been recognized as great places to eat and drink – despite not picking up any Michelin stars at this year’s awards. The Michelin ...
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The Book by John Illsley – “It’s a Long Way From Deptford – The Dire Straits Story” Coming Out in Autumn 2021

The Book by John Illsley – “It’s a Long Way From Deptford – The Dire Straits Story” Coming Out in Autumn 2021
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Transworld Publishers has acquired ‘It’s a Long Way From Deptford – The Dire Straits Story’ by John Illsley. Illsley was a founder member and bassist from the rock ...
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John Illsley: “New Album Coming Soon…”

John Illsley: “New Album Coming Soon…”
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The ex-bassist of Dire Straits, John Illsley yesterday has announced that his new album is coming soon. Namely, on his official Instagram profile, John has shared a picture ...
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Communiqué – Where Do You Think You’re Going? – Lyrics

Communiqué – Where Do You Think You’re Going? – Lyrics
Communiqué (1979)
The third song of the second album Communiqué by Dire Straits is the song “Where Do You Think You’re Going?.” This song was released as a single together ...
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