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Dire Straits - 100% match to Mark 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

The Notting Hillbillies - 50% match to Mark Knopfler

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s
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On 31 May 1986, Mark Knopfler (12 August 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) played a low-key gig at the Grove pub in Holbeck, Leeds, with old friends Steve Phillips (b. Nicholas Stephen Phillips, 18 February 1948, London, England) and Brendan Croker (b. 15 August 1953, Bradford, Yorkshire, England). They were billed as the Notting Hillbillies and each received the princely sum of &pou Read more

David Knopfler - 35% match to Mark Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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, Re Read more

Chris Rea - 28% match to Mark 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

Eric Clapton - 28% match to Mark Knopfler

Genres: Blues Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Eric Patrick Clapp, 30 March 1945, Ripley, Surrey, England. The world’s premier living rock guitarist will be forever grateful to his grandparents, for they gave him his first guitar. The young Eric was raised by his grandparents Rose and Jack Clapp when his natural mother could not face bringing up an illegitimate child at the age of 16. He received a £14 acousti Read more

J.J. Cale - 17% match to Mark Knopfler

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jean W. Cale, 5 December 1938, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. This mercurial artist was raised in Tulsa and first began performing professionally in the 50s as guitarist in a western swing group. With the advent of rock ‘n’ roll he led his own group, Johnnie Cale And The Valentines, before making an unsuccessful foray into country music. In 1964, Cale settled in Los Read more

David Gilmour - 14% match to Mark Knopfler

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 2000s
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6 March 1946, Cambridge, England. The solo career of Pink Floyd’s lead guitarist started in 1978 with a self-titled debut album. The material was recorded during a perilously long Pink Floyd hiatus and amid rumours of a break-up. The album was well-received and made a respectable showing in the UK and US charts. A second collection, the lesser About Face, arrived in 198 Read more

Joe Cocker - 14% match to Mark Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Robert Cocker, 20 May 1944, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. The capricious but brilliant Cocker is felt by many to be the finest white soul singer Britain has yet produced. His rollercoaster career started in 1961 with a little-known local band the Cavaliers, who changed their name to the clumsier Vance Arnold And The Avengers and became known as a warm-up for big names Read more

Gary Moore - 13% match to Mark Knopfler

Genres: Blues Instrumental Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert William Gary Moore, 4 April 1952, Belfast, Northern Ireland. This talented, blues-influenced singer and guitarist joined his first major band, Skid Row, when he was 17 years old - initially with Phil Lynott, who left after a few months to form Thin Lizzy. Skid Row continued as a three-piece, with Brendan Shiels (bass) and Noel Bridgeman (drums). They relocated from Be Read more

Joe Bonamassa - 12% match to Mark Knopfler

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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8 May 1977, Utica, New York, USA. Although blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa was only in his mid-twenties by the start of the new millennium, he was already a music veteran, having played with rock band Bloodline during the 90s, before launching a solo career. He first picked up the guitar at the age of four, and by his teens, was playing alongside adult musicians (even ope Read more

John Fogerty - 12% match to Mark Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 May 1945, Berkeley, California, USA. As the vocalist and composer with Creedence Clearwater Revival, one of the most successful acts of its era, Fogerty seemed assured of a similar status when he began a solo career in 1972. Recording as the Blue Ridge Rangers, the album was a curiously understated affair designed to suggest the work of a group. The material consisted of Read more

Roger Waters - 12% match to Mark Knopfler

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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George Roger Waters, 9 September 1943, Great Bookham, Surrey, England. Waters career as co-founder of Pink Floyd enabled him to be part of one of the most successful rock bands of all time. His astonishing peaks during a career of 17 years were Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) and The Wall (1979). Waters’ lyrics have attempted to exorcise the personal anguish caused by the Read more

Supertramp - 12% match to Mark Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Many aspiring musicians would have envied the opportunity which was given to Supertramp founder Rick Davies (Richard Davies, 22 July 1944, Swindon, Wiltshire, England; vocals, keyboards, harmonica) in 1969. While playing with the Joint in Munich, Germany, Davies met Dutch millionaire Stanley August Miesegaes, who offered to finance a new band. Davies was given carte blanche Read more

Nils Lofgren - 11% match to Mark Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock
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


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