Mark Knopfler About

Mark Knopfler (born 12 August 1949) is a British songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He led the rock band Dire Straits, which he co-founded with his brother David in 1977. Since 1995, he’s enjoyed great success as a solo artist, releasing nine solo albums.

Knopfler is a fingerstyle guitarist, and well-respected in musical circles, both for his playing and for his songwriting. He has a knack for writing new songs that sound ancient, and his dry baritone is addictive. He continues to record and perform today. His newest album is scheduled for release in 2015.

Knopfler on his favorite style of music:
“My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta, where folk music meets the blues.”

Mark Knopfler Albums

Down the Road Wherever Down the Road Wherever Mark Knopfler Released November 16, 2018 7 14
Altamira Altamira Mark Knopfler Released April 1, 2016 7 16
Tracker Tracker Mark Knopfler Released March 16, 2015 8 12
Get Lucky Get Lucky Mark Knopfler Released September 14, 2009 9 13
Shangri-La Shangri-La Mark Knopfler Released September 28, 2004 3 9
Sailing to Philadelphia Sailing to Philadelphia Mark Knopfler Released September 26, 2000 6 13
Rüdiger (Single) Rüdiger (Single) Mark Knopfler Released November 4, 1996 3 11
Golden Heart Golden Heart Mark Knopfler Released March 26, 1996 8 13
The Princess Bride The Princess Bride Mark Knopfler Released November 12, 1987 7 14
Cal Cal Mark Knopfler Released August 24, 1984 6 17
Comfort and Joy Comfort and Joy Mark Knopfler Released July 27, 1984 1 11
Local Hero Local Hero Mark Knopfler Released March 1983 9 11
Kill to Get Crimson Kill to Get Crimson Mark Knopfler Released September 17, 2007 6 14

Mark Knopfler Lyricsby Popularity

1 Smooching Mark Knopfler 21 2 Drovers’ Road Mark Knopfler 16 3 My Bacon Roll Mark Knopfler 15 4 Piper to the End Mark Knopfler 15 5 Boom, Like That (Live from Shangri-La Studios) Mark Knopfler 15 6 The Swordfight Mark Knopfler 15 7 The Long Highway Mark Knopfler 15 8 Let's See You Mark Knopfler 15 9 My Claim to Fame Mark Knopfler 15 10 The Way It Always Starts (Ft. Gerry Rafferty) Mark Knopfler 15 11 The Mist Covered Mountains Mark Knopfler 14 12 Revenge Mark Knopfler 14 13 Morning Ride Mark Knopfler 14 14 Working on It Mark Knopfler 14 15 Maria (Ft. Evelyn Glennie) Mark Knopfler 14 16 Marcelino's Despair (Ft. Evelyn Glennie) Mark Knopfler 14 17 Potato Picking Mark Knopfler 14 18 Get Lucky Mark Knopfler 14 19 True Love Will Never Fade Mark Knopfler 14 20 Stand Up Guy (Live from Shangri-La Studios) Mark Knopfler 14 21 5:15 AM Mark Knopfler 14 22 In a Secret Place Mark Knopfler 14 23 Our Shangri-La Mark Knopfler 14 24 All That Matters Mark Knopfler 14 25 Nobody’s Got the Gun Mark Knopfler 14 26 The Rocks and the Thunder (2) (Ft. Alan Clark) Mark Knopfler 14 27 Boomtown Mark Knopfler 14 28 The Long Road Mark Knopfler 14 29 Guide My Sword Mark Knopfler 13 30 Waiting for Her Mark Knopfler 13 31 Whistle Theme Mark Knopfler 13 32 Stargazer (Ft. Alan Clark) Mark Knopfler 13 33 Irish Love Mark Knopfler 13 34 Just a Boy Away from Home Mark Knopfler 13 35 When You Leave Mark Knopfler 13 36 Beryl Mark Knopfler 13 37 Monteleone Mark Knopfler 13 38 The Fizzy and the Still Mark Knopfler 13 39 Behind with the Rent Mark Knopfler 13 40 The Cliffs of Insanity Mark Knopfler 13 41 Junkie Doll Mark Knopfler 13 42 The Road Mark Knopfler 13 43 What Have I Got to Do Mark Knopfler 13 44 Vic and Ray Mark Knopfler 13 45 Cannibals Mark Knopfler 13 46 Done with Bonaparte Mark Knopfler 13 47 Glory of the Cave (Ft. Evelyn Glennie) Mark Knopfler 13 48 Going Home: Theme of the Local Hero Mark Knopfler 12 49 Florin Dance Mark Knopfler 12 50 Drooling National Mark Knopfler 12 51 Altamira (Ft. Evelyn Glennie) Mark Knopfler 12 52 Just Instinct Mark Knopfler 12 53 Floating Away Mark Knopfler 12 54 The Fireswamp and the Rodents of Unusual Size Mark Knopfler 12 55 Lights of Taormina Mark Knopfler 12 56 Silver Eagle Mark Knopfler 12 57 The Car Was the One Mark Knopfler 12 58 So Far from the Clyde Mark Knopfler 12 59 Early Bird Mark Knopfler 12 60 The Scaffolder's Wife Mark Knopfler 12 61 Back to Tupelo (Live from Shangri-La Studios) Mark Knopfler 12 62 Camerado Mark Knopfler 12 63 Onward (Ft. Evelyn Glennie) Mark Knopfler 12 64 Rüdiger Mark Knopfler 12 65 Golden Heart Mark Knopfler 12 66 No Can Do Mark Knopfler 12 67 Are We in Trouble Now Mark Knopfler 12 68 Freeway Flyer Mark Knopfler 11 69 Back on the Dance Floor Mark Knopfler 11 70 Dream of the Bison (Ft. Evelyn Glennie) Mark Knopfler 11 71 Basil Mark Knopfler 11 72 Skydiver Mark Knopfler 11 73 Mighty Man Mark Knopfler 11 74 Heart of Oak Mark Knopfler 11 75 Border Reiver Mark Knopfler 11 76 Time in the Sun Mark Knopfler 11 77 Secondary Waltz Mark Knopfler 11 78 Madame Geneva's Mark Knopfler 11 79 Prairie Wedding Mark Knopfler 11 80 Wanderlust Mark Knopfler 11 81 Je suis Désolé Mark Knopfler 11 82 Farewell to Altamira (Ft. Evelyn Glennie) Mark Knopfler 10 83 A Fistful of Ice Cream Mark Knopfler 10 84 What It Is Mark Knopfler 10 85 Sailing to Philadelphia (Ft. James Taylor) Mark Knopfler 10 86 One More Matinee Mark Knopfler 10 87 What It Is (Radio Edit) Mark Knopfler 10 88 Rear View Mirror Mark Knopfler 9 89 Broken Bones Mark Knopfler 9 90 Cleaning My Gun Mark Knopfler 9