Happy Birthday MARK KNOPFLER!
Mark Freuder Knopfler was born in Glasgow, Scotland on August 12, 1949.
He is best known as the lead guitarist, lead singer and songwriter for the Dire Straits, which he co-founded with his younger brother David, in 1977.
Since Dire Straits disbanded in 1995, Knopfler has recorded and produced nine solo albums, and, as with his previous band, produced many hit songs. He has composed and produced film scores for nine films
In addition to his work with Dire Straits and as a solo artist and composer, Knopfler has recorded and performed with many prominent musicians and has produced albums for Tina Turner, Bob Dylan and Randy Newman.
Knopfler is a fingerstyle guitarist and was ranked #27 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
He's four-time Grammy award winner, Brit and Juno award winner. He was awarded with the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement, as well as holding three honorary doctorate degrees in music from universities in the United Kingdom.
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