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Mark Knopfler is a Scottish guitarist, singer, songwriter and film score composer who first rose to fame as the lead guitarist and singer for British rock band Dire Straits. However, since the band's breakup in 1995, Knopfler has built a name for himself as a solo artist, releasing a total of seven solo albums to date. His latest album, Tracking, is set for release in March 2015 and will be accompanied by a live tour.
Mark Knopfler's musical style includes an eclectic mix of rock, celtic rock, country and blues music. He is known for his electric, acoustic and classic guitar skills, as well as his unique guitar-playing style and his large collection of the instrument. His live performances often include comical antics, such as sipping tea on stage and making humorous comments in between songs.
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In 1996, the year after Dire Straits' official disbanding, Mark Knopfler released his first solo album, Golden Heart, with impressive critical reviews. Mark Knopfler has also released three other solo albums since the dissolution of Dire Straits: Sailing to Philadelphia (2000), The Ragpicker's Dream (2002) and Shangri-La (2004).
Mark Knopfler has also performed on work by other artists, such as Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and the late Chet Atkins. He also produced albums for artists such as Tina Turner, Randy Newman and Bob Dylan. In addition, he has scored the music to several films including Local Hero, The Princess Bride, Cal, Last Exit to Brooklyn and Wag the Dog.
Mark Knopfler has recently completed work on an album of
duets with country music singer Emmylou Harris, entitled All the Roadrunning,
which was released on April 24 2006.
Mark Knopfler's accomplishments include two honorary doctorates at Newcastle University and Sunderland University, respectively. He has also received an OBE, an honoroury knight-like chivalry status awarded to influential individuals as deemed by the British Empire.