An interview with John Illsley of Dire Straits

While Dire Straits may have laid down the proverbial gamut for FM Radio, and Mark Knopfler was given a lot of credit for that feat, it’s important to remember that as a founding member of the band, the ever-steady, John Illsley’s fingerprints are all over the music of Dire Straits, music which has come to define a generation of Rock music. John’s musicality and rhythmic interplay were integral to the success of the band in the late 70s, and 1980s.

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