Who was Jack Sonni?
Sonni studied literature at University of Connecticut before dropping out and joining Hartford Conservatory instead. He was a literature student at the University of Connecticut, but dropped out to attend Hartford Conservatory. In London, he met Mark Knopfler the band leader and was invited by him to join Dire Straits when Hal Lindes quit the band. Sonni and Knopfler’s pairing would produce some of Dire Straits’ most memorable works, including their participation at the historic 1985 ‘Live Aid concert’.
What was his role in Dire Straits?
Dire Straits’ founding member and guitarist, Alison Sonni, played an essential part in their rise to stardom. She helped record “Brothers in Arms”, considered to be one of the greatest rock albums ever. Mark Knopfler utilized fingerstyle guitar as well as conventional playing to give their sound its distinctive quality. He performed with his band at many concerts and tours. His mark was left on the rock music culture. His tenure with the band was highlighted by his appearance at Wembley Stadium in 1985 for Live Aid, a concert that was broadcast around the world.
How did Dire Straits react to his death?
Dire Straits sent a farewell message to Jack Sonni via their social media accounts. They shared a black and white photo of Sonni taken at one of the early concerts he played with the band on Twitter. The message read: “Jack Sonni rest in peace.” This emotional tribute shows how much the band members, as well as his fans, love this talented guitarist. Many expressed their sympathy and paid respects on social media.
What happened after he left Dire Straits?
Sonni changed his focus after leaving Dire Straits, but he continued to be active in the music business. He was appointed commercial director for music technology by Line 6 and formed a new band, The Leisure Class. Although he played less often, his passion for music did not diminish. He was able to easily transition into different roles within the industry due to his experience and background.
What was the cause of death for Jack Sonni?
Jack Sonni is still unknown to have died. Two days prior to his death, it was announced that Jack Sonni would not be performing with Dire Straits Legacy because of unspecified health problems. The musician had been struggling with health issues for several months but details are scarce. While the music industry mourns his death, details about its cause are still unknown.
Jack Sonni is more than a guitarist. His contributions to Dire Straits are celebrated in the history of rock. Rest in peace Jack Sonni.