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David Knopfler (born 27 December 1952, Glasgow) is a British singer-songwriter, rhythm guitarist, pianist and co-founder (with older brother Mark Knopfler) of the critically-acclaimed rock band Dire Straits. After three years in Dire Straits (from 1977 to 1980), Knopfler embarked on a solo career as a recording artist, releasing a respectable number of albums over the years.

Knopfler played rhythm guitar and appeared on Dire Straits' first two albums: 1978's Dire Straits and 1979's Communiqué. The stress of composing, arranging… read more

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  • Avatar for roldki
    he sounds extremely similar to Mark, but I actually prefer him as a solo artist. Mark's solo stuff always bored me for some reason.
  • Avatar for Hexoctahedron
    Very underrated musician. Thank God we live in the internet era, where even musicians overshadowed by their older brothers can be found and listened to. My favorite track is [track artist=David Knopfler]Hey Jesus[/track].
  • Avatar for viviadami
    Dire Straits is one of my favourite bands. Mark Knopfler is definetely a legend and one of the best guitarists in the world, but Dave Knopfler is one of the best composers. It is a pity that not too many people know his music. I attended a concert a couple of months ago and I was really astonished to realized that he had such a talent to make people feel great with his songs. There were 70 people at the most in the theater .It was such a lovely and magic night. When the concert was over we had the opportunity to talk to him about his albums and his music. He is such a nice person. I think that he enjoys being what he is, he didn´t want to be as famous as his brother, he just wanted to enjoy his music. And he did it. And I think it was a good decision. His album "Small mercies" , is one of the best albums I have ever heard, the music is beautiful ! Don´t miss it and enjoy it !!
  • Avatar for Dill863
    i would get into him, but i don't know where to get his albums from. :(
  • Avatar for Dill863
    played good rhythm with the straits
  • Avatar for Wildebrand
    That profile photo looks weird to me... I've only seen pictures of him in the liner notes of Commmuniqué and Dire Straits.
  • Avatar for Khashiguana
    After long time of listening to Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits I start listening to David! It brings the great Roots Rock with really different taste than the other artists! Too bad I know him little too late! You are my new Favorite Artist!
  • Avatar for darifunallet
    David Knopfler to me is getting better and better! instead his brother Mark, that at the same time he becomes more talented guitarrist, becomes a boring composer... if the brothers were together, for sure we could have had Dire Straits for years... but egos are too strong in music business!
  • Avatar for Bongo128
    He is underrated...his voice is even better than marks,and musically his songs are very diverse.Shame such a great artist has so few listeners here on is top class!
  • Avatar for Thulea
    this is incredible! I always thought David just wasn't a good singer (because Mark always sings with dire straits). He is definitely underrated. It's interesting though, to see how two brothers who used to be in the same band differ so much in popularity. I suppose they have different ambitions...

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