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Mark Knopfler OBE (GlasgowAugust 12, 1949) is a Scottish singer and guitarist. He was best known as the frontman of the British rock band Dire Straits.

His famous guitar playing seems to be a cross between the trippy sound of The Shadows Hank Marvin 's and the fingerpickingspel of J.J. Cale. The low nose voice of Knopfler evokes memories of Bob Dylan and J.J. Cale.

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Biography[Edit]Edit

Dire Straits[Edit]Edit

Immediately achieved great success with Dire Straits Dire Straitstheir debut album. This includes the well-known "Sultans of Swing", giving them their first record contract brought in 1977 . In 1985 Brothers in Armsappeared, one of the first fully digitally recorded plates. The album is with 269 weeks in the Dutch Album Top 100 listed the longest album of all time.

In addition to his work with Dire Straits, Knopfler soundtracks and later also a number of solo albums. In addition, he is a much sought-after session and studio musician.He also wrote songs for other artists including Tina Turner Private Dancer "for" and "I Think I Love You Too Much" for the blind blues guitarist Jeff Healey. He worked on the albums Slow Train Coming and Bob Dylan 's Infidels and acted as producer for Willy DevilleAztec Camera and Randy Newman. Along with Chet Atkins , he released a number of albums including Neck and Neck.

Solo[Edit]Edit

In 1990, he played in the country band "The Notting Hillbillies". His manner of guitar playing came recurs in the country-the band's sound. The band was founded by Mark Knopfler, they take an album on "Missing presumed having a good time....". After a series of performances, all band members on their main acts, only for special occasions they performed was still on.

His first solo album was called Golden Heart and came out in 1996.

In 2000 Sailing to Philadelphia appeared whose title track earned him a minor hit in various countries.

In 2001, a dinosaur named after him, because paleontologists happen to "Money for Nothing" on when they had the fossil Masiakasaurus knopfleri found:.

In 2003 he was hit on his motorcycle in which Knopfler by seven ribs, his shoulder blade and broke his collarbone. He had to discontinue its work seven months long. His promotional tour for his third album blew it off. He made a full recovery from his injury.

After the duet album All The Roadrunning (2006) with Emmylou Harris , Knopfler a fifth solo album on september 14, 2007. The successor of Shangri-La was given the name Kill To Get Crimson and contains twelve tracks. To promote this album trad Knopfler on 29 and 30 March 2008 and 31 March 2008 on in Netherlands in theHeineken Music Hall in Amsterdam and Ahoy in Rotterdam.

He owns the British Grove Studios in WestLondon.

Get LuckyIn 2009. This is his sixth solo album. For the shooting drew the front man of Dire Straits back in his own British Grove Studios in London, which is the same year the Music Producers Guild Award for ' Best Studio ' got. Get Lucky has 11 tracks and is exploring his musical roots.

In the spring and summer of 2010, he worked on a world tour consisting of nearly 90 shows in North America and Europe. He played mainly material from his solo career, but also some Dire Straits numbers, and played that year three days in the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam.

On 31 August 2012 Privateeringappeared, the seventh solo album by Knopfler.

Knopfler played electric guitar on the song What's Broken by David Crosby, that on the album issued in January 2014 Croz State.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Local hero 1983 16-04-1983 19 8 Soundtrack
Cal 1984 03-11-1984 28 8 Soundtrack
The princess bride 1987 - Soundtrack
Last exit to Brooklyn 1989 - Soundtrack
Neck and Neck 1990 19-01-1991 12 21 with Chet Atkins
The best of Mark Knopfler-Screenplaying 08-11-1993 27-11-1993 15 15 Compilation album
Golden heart 23-03-1996 06-04-1996 4 28
Wag the dog 19-01-1998 21-02-1998 73 3 Soundtrack
Metroland 1998 - Soundtrack
Sailing to Philadelphia 25-09-2000 07-10-2000 2 56
A shot at glory 2001 - Soundtrack
The ragpicker's dream 30-09-2002 12-10-2002 2 21
Shangri-la 24-09-2004 25-09-2004 4 21
The trawlerman's song 2005 - ep
One take radio sessions 2005 - ep
The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations 04-11-2005 12-11-2005 23 29 Compilation album
All the roadrunning 21-04-2006 24-04-2006 3 31 with Emmylou Harris
Kill to get crimson 14-09-2007 15-09-2007 4 21
Get lucky 14-09-2009 19-09-2009 3 22
Privateering 31-08-2012 08-09-2012 1 (1wk) 26
Album (s) with chart positions in

the Flemish Ultratop 200 albums

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Golden heart 1996 06-04-1996 10 16
Sailing to Philadelphia 2000 07-10-2000 4 17
The ragpicker's dream 2002 12-10-2002 6 6
Shangri-la 2004 02-10-2004 9 18
The Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler: Private Investigations 2005 19-11-2005 14 27 Compilation album
All the roadrunning 2006 29-04-2006 5 20 with Emmylou Harris
Kill to get crimson 2007 22-09-2007 11 15
Get lucky 2009 19-09-2009 12 10
Privateering 2012 08-09-2012 2 29

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Going home (Theme from local hero) 1983 26-03-1983 20 5 No. 26 in the Single Top 100
Storybook love 1988 26-03-1988 tip16 - with Willy Deville /

No. 77 in the Single Top 100

What it is 18-09-2000 - No. 38 in the Single Top 100
Sailing to Philadelphia 26-02-2001 - No. 73 in the Single Top 100
Why aye man 16-09-2002 - No. 45 in the Single Top 100
Boom, like that 13-09-2004 - No. 30 in the Single Top 100
Single (s) with chart positions

in the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
What it is 2000 16-09-2000 tip11 -
True love will never fade 24-09-2007 - No. 22 in the Radio 2 Top 30
Redbud tree 09-07-2012 08-09-2012 tip57 -

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
What it is - 545 - 340 455 762 653 836 950 724 708 697 541 417 400
Sailing to Philadelphia - - - - 942 427 367 405 515 513 458 393 479 670 582

DVDs[Edit]Edit

DVDs with the Dutch Music charts in the Top 30 Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest 

position

Number Of 

weeks

Comments
A night in London 2004 08-05-2004 8 11
Real live roadrunning 2006 25-11-2006 7 23 with Emmylou Harris
Let it all go-Live in 2007 Switzerland 2013 08-06-2013 24 3

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