David Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

27 December 1952, Glasgow, Scotland. A founder member of Dire Straits, David cemented elder brother Mark Knopfler’s lead vocals and fretboard solos with subordinate guitar chords until the heated complications of their relationship led to David leaving the band before the recording of 1980’s Making Movies. Knopfler’s first effort as a solo recording artist, Release (and its single, ‘Soul Kissing’), was a one-off project for the ill-fated label, Peach River Records. The record became a minor commercial success after Knopfler retrieved the rights from the bankrupt Peach River. Another independent label, Making Waves, issued Behind The Lines, which included the German Top 40 single ‘Heart To Heart’. Knopfler’s third album, 1985’s Cut The Wire, included the US dance hit, ‘Shockwave’. The continued success of Dire Straits ensured that these sold enough by association to warrant release on CD, but Knopfler remained...

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