David Knopfler Similar Artists

John Illsley - 94% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Mark Knopfler - 73% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 August 1949, Glasgow, Scotland. This homely ex-teacher was UK band Dire Straits main asset through his skill as a composer, a tuneful if detached vocal style - and a terse, resonant fretboard dexterity admired by Eric Clapton and Chet Atkins, both of whom sought his services for studio and concert projects in the 80s. Courted also by movie directors to score incidental mu Read more

Nils Lofgren - 69% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 June 1951, Chicago, Illinois, USA. In the late 60s, singer/guitarist Lofgren first recorded as Paul Dowell And The Dolphins before forming Grin with Bob Gordon and Bob Berberich. The latter made several excellent albums during the early 70s and although a critics’ favourite they never quite managed to receive the recognition they deserved. Lofgren, meanwhile, was alr Read more

Chris Rea - 43% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Christopher Anton Rea, 4 March 1951, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England. Rea is a singer-songwriter and guitarist with a wide following throughout Europe. Of Irish/Italian parentage, he grew up in the north-east of England where his family owned an ice cream parlour. Rea’s first band was Magdalene, a local band in which he replaced David Coverdale, who ha Read more

Al Stewart - 37% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 September 1945, Greencock, near Glasgow, Scotland. Stewart first came to prominence during the folk boom of the mid-60s. His musical career began in Bournemouth, England where he played guitar, backing Tony Blackburn in the Sabres. In 1965, he moved to London, played at various folk clubs and shared lodgings with Jackson C. Frank, Sandy Denny and Paul Simon. Stewart was si Read more

Peter Green - 33% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Blues Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Peter Allen Greenbaum, 29 October 1946, Bethnal Green, London, England. Having served an apprenticeship in various semi-professional groups, including the Muskrats and the Tridents, Peter Green became one of several guitarists who joined John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers as a temporary substitute for Eric Clapton during the latter’s late 1965 sabbatical. When Mayall’ Read more

Roger Hodgson - 28% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Chris De Burgh - 27% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Christopher John Davison, 15 October 1948, Argentina. The son of a UK diplomat, De Burgh began writing pop songs while studying at Trinity College in Dublin. After being signed to A&M Records, he was pushed out as support act for Supertramp, when they were enjoying massive success in 1975. His debut Far Beyond These Castle Walls was inspired by his family home in Ireland Read more

Mudcrutch - 27% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Dan Fogelberg - 26% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Daniel Grayling Fogelberg, 13 August 1951, Peoria, Illinois, USA, d. 16 December 2007, Dear Isle, Maine, USA. Having learned piano from the age of 14, Fogelberg moved to guitar and songwriting. Leaving the University of Illinois in 1971, he relocated to California and started playing on the folk circuit, at one point touring with Van Morrison. A move to Nashville brought him Read more

Dave Mason - 26% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Instrumental Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 May 1945, Worcester, England. Mason, the former guitarist of local bands the Jaguars, the Hellions and Deep Feeling met Steve Winwood when he was employed as a road manager for the Spencer Davis Group. This legendary 60s R&B band was weakened in 1967 when Winwood, together with Mason, Jim Capaldi, and Chris Wood formed Traffic. They found instant success as one of the Read more

Dire Straits - 26% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Few groups can claim to be synonymous with a lifestyle, but Dire Straits are an exception, whether they like it or not. Brothers In Arms, released in 1985, established them as the first real darlings of the compact disc 20-something generation that grew out of the boom years of the 80s. Their accessible, traditional blues-based music made them perfect for the massive, mature, r Read more

Don Henley - 26% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Donald Hugh Henley, 22 July 1947, Gilmer, Texas, USA. Drummer and vocalist Henley entered music as a member of the Four Speeds and Felicity, the latter of which became known as Shiloh on moving to Los Angeles, California, in 1969. This country rock unit completed an album under the aegis of producer Kenny Rogers, but split up when Henley joined Linda Ronstadt’s touring Read more

Gerry Rafferty - 26% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 April 1947, Paisley, Scotland. The lengthy career of the reclusive Rafferty started as a member of the Humblebums with Billy Connolly and Tam Harvey in 1968. After this unit’s demise through commercial indifference, Transatlantic Records offered him a solo contract. The result was Can I Have My Money Back?, a superb blend of folk and gentle pop music, featuring one o Read more

Jackson Browne - 24% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Clyde Jackson Browne, 9 October 1948, Heidelberg, Germany, but raised in Los Angeles, California, USA, from the age of three. Browne was introduced to folk music while in his teens and began writing songs at the instigation of two high school friends, Greg Copeland and Steve Noonan. The youngsters frequented the Paradox club, a favoured haunt of traditional musicians, where Read more


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