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David Knopfler

David Knopfler, founder and former member of Dire Straits, was born in Glasgow, and grew up in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. With a guitar and piano in his bedroom and a drum kit at age 11, by 14 he was performing his own songs in folk clubs. He cannot recall any other aspirations beyond writing songs, composing and playing music. The owner of various rag-tag-and-bobtail publishing and record companies, a former rock manager (never again), composer of scores for film and television, occasional rock...See more