Mark Knopfler

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Mark Freuder Knopfler ( NOF-lər; born 12 August 1949) is a British singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. Born in Scotland and raised in England, he was the lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of the rock band Dire Straits. He pursued a solo career after the band first dissolved in 1988. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mark Knopfler has received more than 7,476,179 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Mark Knopfler is the 24th most popular musician (down from 21st in 2019), the 158th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 124th in 2019) and the 9th most popular British Musician.

Mark Knopfler is most famous for being the lead guitarist and vocalist for the rock band Dire Straits.

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Among musicians, Mark Knopfler ranks 24 out of 2,675Before him are Madonna, Ray Charles, Brian May, Cat Stevens, Chuck Berry, and Eric Clapton. After him are Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa, Giuseppe Tartini, Władysław Szpilman, Ronnie James Dio, and Bon Scott.

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Among people born in 1949, Mark Knopfler ranks 8Before him are Meryl Streep, Niki Lauda, Haruki Murakami, Benjamin Netanyahu, António Guterres, and Pedro Almodóvar. After him are Richard Gere, Sigourney Weaver, Anna Wintour, Bruce Springsteen, André Rieu, and Caitlyn Jenner.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mark Knopfler ranks 158 out of 6,924Before him are Ada Lovelace (1815), Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (1935), Thomas Newcomen (1663), Eric Clapton (1945), C. S. Lewis (1898), and Rosalind Franklin (1920). After him are Mary Wollstonecraft (1759), Humphry Davy (1778), Joseph Priestley (1733), Mick Jagger (1943), Alfred Marshall (1842), and William Gilbert (1544).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Mark Knopfler ranks 9Before him are Ringo Starr (1940), George Harrison (1943), Elton John (1947), Brian May (1947), Cat Stevens (1948), and Eric Clapton (1945). After him are Jeff Beck (1944), Bon Scott (1946), Keith Richards (1943), David Gilmour (1946), Roger Waters (1943), and Jimmy Page (1944).

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