Mark Knopfler was born on August 12, 1949 in Glascow (Scotland)
Hungarian immigrant parents who fled the Nazism during the war.
It starts to play of the very young guitar with his David brother
and composes some titles. After various musical experiments,
the two brothers assemble the group Dire Staits ("without
a French round") in 1977 and meets success thanks to the
title "Sultans Of Swing".
In full punk period,
the group manages to draw its pin from the play thanks to engraved
melodies and perfect arrangements. The group connects the albums
and Mark becomes the uncontested leader of the group when his/her
brother, David, leave Dire Staits in 1982. Mark when with him
takes a little retreat and does not hesitate to leave the group
to record the band its of a film (Local Hero) or to produce
of another great size of the rock'n'roll like Bob Dylan. In
1996, tired of work of group, Mark records its first album solo:
"Heart Golden delicious" an album plus intimist that
those of Saying Straits. Thereafter it leaves two album ("Sailing
To Philadelphia" in 2000 and "The Ragpieker' S Dream"
into 2002) and plays from time to time with The Notting Hillbillies,
group with the influences country rockabilly which it founded
with the singer Brendan Croker, the singer guitarist Steve Philipps
and the keyboard Guy Fletcher. Always in the fire of the action,
Knopfler Mark in its panoply of musician, singer, type-setter
or producer of BOF or albums solo did not finish astonishing
us, for proof its last opus recorded in duet with Emmylou Harris
"All The Roadrunning" left at the beginning of 2006.