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John Illsley talks to Gemma Cairney

My Life in Dire Straits

Winter Weekend 2021, 

The bass guitarist tells the inside story of the band that became a global music phenomenon. From humble origins in London's spit-and-sawdust pubs and working men’s clubs, Dire Straits reached the peak of success playing Madison Square Garden and the Live Aid stage at Wembley. Ultimately, however, the demands of touring and living in the spotlight took their inevitable toll. He talks to radio and TV presenter Gemma Cairney

John Illsley talks to Gemma Cairney