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David Knopfler

1952 - Today

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David Knopfler (born 27 December 1952) is a British singer-songwriter from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. He was born in Scotland and raised in 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 836,970 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). David Knopfler is the 655th most popular musician (down from 623rd in 2019), the 1,984th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,854th in 2019) and the 119th most popular British Musician.

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  • 22

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  • 5.19

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  • 2.60

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, David Knopfler ranks 655 out of 2,675. Before him are Sam Phillips, Giovanni Sgambati, Nelson Freire, Jörg Demus, Vasco Rossi, and Joan Jett. After him are Jean-Baptiste Arban, Manfred Mann, Fritz Busch, Tommy Lee, Eric Woolfson, and Mike Rutherford.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1952, David Knopfler ranks 140Before him are Per Petterson, Amir Peretz, Anote Tong, Alfre Woodard, Jean-Dominique Bauby, and Vasco Rossi. After him are Jung Chang, Freddy Maertens, Masaki Yokotani, François Berléand, Ludmilla Tourischeva, and Lam Ching-ying.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Knopfler ranks 1,984 out of 6,924. Before him are Samuel Morland (1625), Mary Anne MacLeod Trump (1912), William Hartnell (1908), Aelred of Rievaulx (1110), Ernest William Brown (1866), and David Gill (1843). After him are Paul Freeman (1943), John Maynard Smith (1920), Peter Frampton (1950), Michael Apted (1941), Dua Lipa (1995), and Æthelfrith (600).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, David Knopfler ranks 119Before him are Bill Bruford (1949), Alan Price (1942), Dick Taylor (1943), David A. Stewart (1952), Andy Fletcher (1961), and K. K. Downing (1951). After him are Eric Woolfson (1945), Mike Rutherford (1950), Ray Davies (1944), Damon Albarn (1968), Tony Banks (1950), and Mark Hollis (1955).

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