John Illsley

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Birthday
24, 1949
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
24, 1949 (age 70)
Birthplace
England

About

Though he also recorded several solo albums (including Glass and Never Told a Soul), this British musician is most famous as the bassist of the Grammy-winning rock band Dire Straits.

Before Fame

While attending Goldsmiths College, University of London, he established a record store.

Trivia

In the early 2000s, he collaborated with members of a Celtic rock band called Cunla.

Family Life

He grew up in Leicester, England, and later settled in Hampshire with his four children and his wife, Stephanie.

Associated With

He and guitarist David Knopfler were both founding members of Dire Straits.