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Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and bandleader. His group, Dire Straits, was formed in London in 1977 and went on to becomean international success after the release of its debut album in 1978. Though it began as a group with a permanent lineup led by Knopfler, in itsfirst few years it evolved into a brand name for Knopfler with varying personnel. Starting with Local Hero in 1983, Knopfler has scored severalmotion pictures. He has also recorded with Chet Atkins and with the Notting Hillbillies. In 1995, Knopfler quietly laid Dire Straits to rest. Helaunched a full-fledged sol ...read more

Mark Knopfler is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and bandleader. His group, Dire Straits, was formed in London in 1977 and went on to becomean international success after the release of its debut album in 1978. Though it began as a group with a permanent lineup led by Knopfler, in itsfirst few years it evolved into a brand name for Knopfler with varying personnel. Starting with Local Hero in 1983, Knopfler has scored severalmotion pictures. He has also recorded with Chet Atkins and with the Notting Hillbillies. In 1995, Knopfler quietly laid Dire Straits to rest. Helaunched a full-fledged solo career with the release of Golden Heart in 1996; subsequent soundtrack efforts include 1998's Wag the Dog,1998's Metroland, and 2002's Shot at Glory. Sailing to Philadelphia, a lush collection of folk-rock and breezy Americana that featured guestappearances by James Taylor, Van Morrison, and Squeeze leaders Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford, appeared in fall 2000, and Ragpicker'sDream followed in 2002. In 2003, on the way to rehearsals in London, Knopfler broke his collarbone, shoulder, and seven ribs in a motorcyclecrash. He returned in 2004 with Shangri-La, and in 2006 he completed All the Road Running, a collaboration with Emmylou Harris recordedover the span of nearly seven years that also found life as a live CD/DVD release (Real Live Roadrunning) later that November. Kill to GetCrimson appeared in 2007, Get Lucky in 2009 and Privateering in 2012. « hide

Similar Bands: Dire Straits, Jimmy Buffet, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris, Emmylou Harris

LPs
Privateering
09/03/2012

3.9
22 Votes
Get Lucky
2009

3.6
19 Votes
Kill To Get Crimson
2007

3.1
16 Votes
All The Roadrunnig
2006

3.3
11 Votes
Shangri-la
2004

3.7
13 Votes
The Ragpicker's Dream
2002

3.3
11 Votes
Sailing to Philadelphia
2000

3.7
44 Votes
Golden Heart
1996

3.9
20 Votes
Neck And Neck
1990

3.5
3 Votes
Cal
1985

2.8
4 Votes
EPs
Wag The Dog
1998

2.3
2 Votes
Live Albums
Real Live Roadrunning
2006

4
2 Votes

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