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composer , Rock guitarist , singer

Mark Knopfler, British rock guitarist, singer, composer. Named one of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, Rolling Stone; recipient Order of the British Empire, 1999, 6 Grammy awards.

Background

Knopfler, Mark was born on August 12, 1949 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Education

Diploma in English Literature, University of Leeds, England, 1973.

Career

Rock music critic, reporter Yorkshire (England) Evening Post, 1968-1970. Lecturer Loughton College, England, 1973-1977. Founder, lead guitarist, vocalist, composer rock group Dire Straits, 1977—1996.

Works

Connections

Married Lourdes Salamone, 1983 (divorced 1993). Children: Benji, Joseph. Married Kitty Aldridge, 1997.

Children: Isabella, Katya.

spouses:
Lourdes Salamone

Kitty Aldridge

children:
Benji Knopfler

Joseph Knopfler

Isabella Knopfler

Katya Knopfler