Mark Freuder Knopfler, OBE (born 12 August 1949) is a British singer songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and film score composer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, lead singer, and songwriter for the rock band Dire Straits, which he co-founded with his younger brother, David Knopfler, in 1977.

Since Dire Straits disbanded in 1995, Knopfler has recorded and produced eight solo albums, and, as with his previous band, produced many hit songs. He has composed and produced film scores for eight films, including Local Hero (1983), Cal (1984), The Princess Bride (1987), and Wag the Dog (1997).

In addition to his work with Dire Straits and as a solo artist and composer, Knopfler has recorded and performed with many prominent musicians, including Chet Atkins, Chris Botti, John Anderson, the Chieftains, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Bryan… Read all

Mark Knopfler

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Area United Kingdom [GB]
Activity period Birth: Aug 12 1949 (Glasgow)
Member of Brewers Droop, Dire Straits (from 1977 to 1995)
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Married with Kitty Aldridge (from Feb 14 1997)
Brother of David Knopfler
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