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Mark Knopfler Information

Mark Knopfler information, Mark Knopfler was born on August 12th, 1949 in Glasgow, Scotland and is a very well known singer/songwriter, guitarist and film score composer. He was best known for his membership in the band Dire Straits as lead guitarist and vocalist. He co-founded the band with his brother in 1977 and had a successful run with the group until they broke up in 1995. Following their breakup, Knopfler continued to produce and record albums as a solo artist under his own name.

In his time alone he has collaborated with other musical artists including Eric Clapton, John Fogerty, and Steely Dan. He has helped produce several artists’ albums such as Bob Dylan, Tina Turner and Randy Newman. He's also scored the music to a few films including “Wag the Dog” and “The Princess Bride.” Rolling Stone Magazine ranked the musician #27 on their list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." Knopfler and the Dire Straits have sold over 120 million albums since coming together 32 years ago. 2009 should be another big year for Knopfler. He has just released his sixth studio album titled "Get Lucky" in September, and will be touring around the U.S. to further promote his new music.

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