Birth Place: Newcastle, England
Years Active: 1965–present
Genres: Roots Rock, Celtic Rock, Country, Blues-rock
Mark Knopfler, OBE (born August 12, 1949) is a Scottish-born British guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer and film score composer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the British rock band Dire Straits, which he co-founded in 1977. After Dire Straits disbanded in 1995, Knopfler went on to record and produce several solo albums. He has composed and produced film scores for eight films. In addition to his work with Dire Straits and as a solo artist and composer, Knopfler has recorded and performed with many prominent musical artists, including Chet Atkins, The Chieftains, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Jools Holland, Sonny Landreth, and Van ...
Mark Knopfler's 'Kill To Get Crimson' To Be Released September 18
2006: Year In Music (Pt. 2)
Guitar Legends JJ Cale and Eric Clapton Unite For An Epic, Soulful CD: "The Road To Escondido"
2001 American Masters (11/28/01)
2001 Eric Clapton: Standing at the Crossroads
2001 Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records
2001 Tom Jones: For One Night Only
1997 All-Star Concert For Montserrat
1997 Music For Montserrat
1997 Tina Turner: Girl From Nutbush
1995 Not Fade Away: Remembering Buddy Holly