Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler
Birth Name Mark Freuder Knopfler
Born 12 August 1949 Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Age 72 Years
Genres Rock, roots rock Celtic rock, blues rock, country rock
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Associated acts Dire Straits, The Notting Hillbillies, Chet Atkins, Bob Dylan,
Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris, Sonny Landreth, Sting, Brewers
Droop, James Taylor

Mark Freuder Knopfler OBE (/ˈnɒpflər/ NOP-flər; born 12 August 1949) is a British singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He was the lead guitarist, singer, and lyricist for the rock band Dire Straits, which he co-founded with his younger brother, David Knopfler, in 1977. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland and raised near Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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Brothers in Arms
Brothers in Arms
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The Long Road
The Long Road
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True Love Will Never Fade
True Love Will Never Fade

Dire Straits recorded six albums, including Brothers in Arms (1985), one of the bestselling albums in history. After they disbanded in 1995, Knopfler began a solo career and has produced nine solo albums. He has composed and produced film scores for nine films, including Local Hero (1983), Cal (1984), The Princess Bride (1987), Wag the Dog (1997) and Altamira (2016). He has worked with musicians including B.B. King, Chet Atkins, Chris Botti, John Anderson, the Chieftains, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Joan Armatrading, Bryan Ferry, George Jones, Phil Lynott, Donal Lunny, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Sting, Emmylou Harris and James Taylor, sometimes working as a session musician. He has produced albums for Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, and Randy Newman.

Described by Classic Rock as a virtuoso, Mark Knopfler is a fingerstyle guitarist and was ranked 27th on Rolling Stone's list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. As of 2009, he and Dire Straits had sold more than 120 million records. A four-time Grammy Award winner, Knopfler is the recipient of the Edison Award, the Steiger Award, and the Ivor Novello Award, as well as holding three honorary doctorate degrees in music from universities in the United Kingdom. Knopfler was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Dire Straits in 2018.

Top 3 Mark Knopfler Recordings

How To Play Guitar Like Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler Guitar Styles

This great collection features complete note-for-note transcriptions of 8 Knopfler favorites: Expresso Love * Love over Gold * Once upon a Time in the West * Private Investigations * Romeo and Juliet * Sultans of Swing * Telegraph Road * Tunnel of Love.