Mark Knopfler - Sondz

Overview

Mark Freuder Knopfler ( NO-flər; born 12 August 1949) is a British singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He became known as the lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of the rock band Dire Straits. He pursued a solo career after leaving the band in 1987. Dire Straits reunited in early 1991, but dissolved again in 1995. He is now an independent solo artist.

Knopfler was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and raised in Blyth, near Newcastle in England, from the age of seven. After graduating from the University of Leeds and working for three years as a college lecturer, Knopfler co-founded Dire Straits with his younger brother, David Knopfler. The band recorded six albums, including Brothers in Arms (1985), one of the best-selling albums in history. After they disbanded in 1995, Knopfler began a solo career, and has produced nine solo albums. He has comp...

Facts

Born12/8/1949 (Age: 72), in Glasgow
AreaUnited Kingdom
Years active49
StatusActive
GenderMale
Married toLourdes KnopflerKitty Aldridge (1997-)
Role(s)ProducerProducer (co)WriterVocalLead VocalsElectric GuitarMandolinGuitarGuitar Family
Label(s)Mercury RecordsVertigoWarner Bros. RecordsBritish Grove RecordsColumbiaCBSBleecker Street RecordsVerveNonesuchVirgin EMI Records

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Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Guy Fletcher
Guy FletcherEngineer (additional)PianoOrganClavinetKeyboardBackground vocalsBassProducerEngineerUkulele
Chuck Ainlay
Chuck AinlayProducerEngineerMixRecordingProducer (co)
Jim Cox
Jim CoxPianoOrganHammond organKeyboardMelodicaHarmonica
Glenn Worf
Glenn WorfBass guitarBassElectric bass guitar
Richard Bennett
Richard BennettGuitarSteel guitarTiple
Emmylou Harris
Emmylou HarrisCreditAcoustic guitar
Neil Dorfsman
Neil DorfsmanEngineerProducer
Bob Dylan
Bob DylanCredit
Chad Cromwell
Chad CromwellDrums (drum set)
Danny Cummings
Danny CummingsPercussionBackground vocalsDrums (drum set)