Dire Straits and John Illsley


(In progress! Come back later :-D)


Early October 1991 or late April 1992

All Mark Knopfler. Didn’t even know his name for a long time. He was Dire Straits.

Ignorance is the way it’s meant to be. And where most people will remain.

Mild contempt

Jaco Pastorius, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten

Father Christmas

Other bass players hired on Brothers and Arms to play some slap or a


No Mark, of course. Doesn’t try to be

Autoroute, Harold

Precise rhythm


Old strings

Exactly what is needed from a bass player in a rock band.