Mark Knopfler

Aug 12, 1949

Bio: Wrote for the Yorkshire Evening Post newspaper in the late 1960s and early '70s. Co-founded Dire Straits, along with his guitarist brother, David, in 1977; the band released its self-titled debut the following year. First solo album, Local Hero, doubled as a soundtrack for the 1983 film of the same name. Commercial peak came with Dire Straits'… More

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