John Illsley - Dire Straits: My 5 Favourite...
Paul sits down again with John Illsley, renowned member of the legendary band Dire Straits. As part of the new series "My Five Favourite," John takes us on a journey through his most beloved songs from the bands back catalogue. Join us as we dive deep into the stories, meanings, and creative processes behind these classic tracks.
John shares stories from the songs, such as being transported back to the gritty and vibrant West End in 1976, the beginning of his lasting friendship with Mark Knopfler, how it felt when David Knopfler had to leave the band, how putting down long songs in one take in the studio was tough and much more
In addition, John talks about their collaboration with Tina Turner on "Private Dancer," and about his own solo work which is seeing great levels of success.
Throughout the interview, John and Paul engage in thought-provoking discussions about the songwriting process and the enduring legacy of Dire Straits' music.
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