John Illsley

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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 699,265 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. John Illsley is the 921st most popular musician, the 2,553rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,549th in 2019) and the 158th most popular Musician.

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Among musicians, John Illsley ranks 921 out of 2,662Before him are Joe Henderson, Herbert Grönemeyer, Andi Deris, Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, Trevor Pinnock, and Grant Green. After him are Otis Rush, Carl Tausig, Amy Lee, Leon Fleisher, John Scofield, and Rick James.

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Among people born in 1949, John Illsley ranks 257Before him are Veronica Cartwright, Michael Brecker, Sabine Azéma, Martin Amis, Ray Dalio, and Nana Alexandria. After him are George Harris, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Edu, Idir, Hennie Kuiper, and Sally Potter.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Illsley ranks 2,553 out of 7,765Before him are Ælfgifu of Northampton (990), James Somerville (1882), Mary Cartwright (1900), Asser (900), Edward Robert Hughes (1851), and Belinda Lee (1935). After him are Jane Asher (1946), Albert, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein (1869), Alfred Tysoe (1874), Joseph Aspdin (1778), Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers (1405), and Gregory Winter (1951).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, John Illsley ranks 158Before him are Pete Burns (1959), Mel Collins (1947), Dick Parry (1942), Mick Ronson (1946), Mick Fleetwood (1947), and Trevor Pinnock (1946). After him are Phil Campbell (1961), Simon Le Bon (1958), Ray Davies (1944), Martin Barre (1946), Paul Simonon (1955), and Geoff Emerick (1945).