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David Knopfler

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David Knopfler (born 27 December 1952) is a British singer-songwriter. He was born in Scotland and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, from the age of two. Together with his older brother Mark Knopfler, John Illsley, and Pick Withers, he founded the rock band Dire Straits in 1977, serving as rhythm guitarist on their first two albums. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Knopfler has received more than 1,296,834 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. David Knopfler is the 604th most popular musician (up from 655th in 2019), the 1,875th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,982nd in 2019) and the 113th most popular British Musician.

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Among musicians, David Knopfler ranks 604 out of 2,662Before him are Hilton Valentine, Claude Bolling, Julian Fontana, Elvis Costello, Jeff Buckley, and Pierre Rode. After him are Marty Friedman, Frank Beard, Mark Hollis, Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, Enrico Toselli, and GG Allin.

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Among people born in 1952, David Knopfler ranks 142Before him are Marilyn Chambers, Jung Chang, Amir Peretz, Jonathan Frakes, Annie Potts, and David Byrne. After him are Dirceu, Nikolai Andrianov, Chuck Lorre, Roger Y. Tsien, Lars Peter Hansen, and Annette O'Toole.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Knopfler ranks 1,875 out of 7,765Before him are Perry Anderson (1938), Noel Gallagher (1967), John Cleland (1709), John Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll (1845), Eileen Atkins (1934), and John Fletcher (1579). After him are Eleanor of Woodstock (1318), David Cox (1924), A. S. Byatt (1936), Terry Eagleton (1943), Tim Hunt (1943), and Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle (1693).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, David Knopfler ranks 113Before him are Tim Rice (1944), Phil Lynott (1949), Alan Wilder (1959), Tony Sheridan (1940), Hilton Valentine (1943), and Elvis Costello (1954). After him are Mark Hollis (1955), Robert Palmer (1949), Robert Smith (1959), Damon Albarn (1968), Thom Yorke (1968), and K. K. Downing (1951).

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