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My Life in Dire Straits: The Inside Story of One of the Biggest Bands in Rock History

My Life in Dire Straits: The Inside Story of One of the Biggest Bands in Rock History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Illsley, John

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___ Some bands go huge - only a few stay huge. One of the most successful music acts of all time, Dire Straits have filled stadia around the world. Their album sales number the hundreds of millions and their music is still played in every continent today. Their songs were either ...the complete soundtrack or the background music for an entire generation. There was, quite simply, no bigger band on the planet throughout the eighties. The facts give a sense of the scale of their success, but they don't tell the story. In this powerful and entertaining memoir, bass guitarist, founder member and mainstay, John Illsley, gives the inside track on the most successful rock band of their time. From playing gigs in the spit-and-sawdust pubs of south London, to hanging out with Bob Dylan in LA, John tells his story - and the story of the band - with searching honesty, soulful reflection and great humour. John's is the first - and only- inside account of this global music phenomenon.
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ISBN 9781787634367
Released NZ 16 Nov 2021
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781787634367
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Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Bantam Press
Released 16 Nov 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 3 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Illsley, John
Category Composers & Musicians
Rock & Pop Music
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 782.42166092
Weight 479g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Rock musicians - Biography - Great Britain
NBS Text Autobiography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade