John Illsley

1949 - Today

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John Edward Illsley (born 24 June 1949) is an English musician, best known as bass guitarist of the rock band Dire Straits. With it, he has received multiple BRIT and Grammy Awards, and a Heritage Award. As one of the founding band members, with guitarist brothers Mark and David Knopfler, and drummer Pick Withers, Illsley played a role in the development of Dire Straits' sound. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Illsley has received more than 602,518 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). John Illsley is the 921st most popular musician (down from 800th in 2019), the 2,550th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,270th in 2019) and the 153rd most popular British Musician.

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  • 19

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  • 4.42

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  • 2.52

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Among musicians, John Illsley ranks 921 out of 2,675Before him are George Duke, Doug Clifford, Brian Connolly, Pharoah Sanders, Mieczysław Horszowski, and Željko Joksimović. After him are Adrien-François Servais, Layne Staley, Son House, Eddy Grant, Würzel, and Norah Jones.

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Among people born in 1949, John Illsley ranks 238Before him are Sotiris Kaiafas, Paulo Cézar Caju, Nawaz Sharif, Sabine Azéma, Sally Potter, and Ed O'Ross. After him are Würzel, Brigitte Mohnhaupt, Owen Arthur, Minette Walters, Peter C. Gøtzsche, and Bernhard Cullmann.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Illsley ranks 2,550 out of 6,924Before him are Brian Connolly (1945), John Wilkes (1725), Horatio Gates (1727), Harold Jeffreys (1891), Francis de Laporte de Castelnau (1810), and Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom (1783). After him are Harry Andrews (1911), George Gissing (1857), James Guillaume (1844), Cuthred of Wessex (750), Henry Dudeney (1857), and Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon (1609).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, John Illsley ranks 153Before him are Noel Redding (1945), Mick Fleetwood (1947), Peter Banks (1947), Carl Cox (1962), Pete Burns (1959), and Brian Connolly (1945). After him are Würzel (1949), Philip Catherine (1942), Adam Clayton (1960), George Shearing (1919), Roy Harper (1941), and Eddie Clarke (1950).