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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

Chet Atkins - 64% match to Mark Knopfler

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Chester Burton Atkins, 20 June 1924, Luttrell, Tennessee, USA, d. 30 June 2001, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The man known as ‘Mister Guitar’ was one of the most influential and prolific guitarists of the twentieth century, as well as an important producer and an RCA Records executive. The son of a music teacher and brother of guitarist Jim Atkins (who played with Le Read more

The Notting Hillbillies - 51% 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

Eric Clapton - 49% 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

Chris Rea - 47% 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

David Knopfler - 42% 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

David Gilmour - 32% 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

J.J. Cale - 30% 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

Jackson Browne - 27% match to Mark 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

Bruce Springsteen - 25% match to Mark Knopfler

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Folk Holiday & Seasonal Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 September 1949, Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. As the world’s greatest living rock ‘n’ roll star, Bruce Springsteen has unconsciously proved former Rolling Stone critic Jon Landau totally correct. Landau appeared smug and brave when he made the arrogant statement in 1974, ‘I saw rock ‘n’ roll future, and its name is Bruce Springsteen’.

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Joe Cocker - 25% match to Mark Knopfler

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Spoken Word
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

Robert Plant - 25% match to Mark Knopfler

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 August 1948, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. Former accounts clerk Plant’s early career was spent in several Midlands-based R&B bands, including the New Memphis Bluesbreakers and Crawling King Snakes, the latter of which featured drummer and future colleague John Bonham. In 1965, Plant joined John Crutchley, Geoff Thompson and Roger Beamer in Listen, a Mot Read more

Carlos Santana - 24% match to Mark Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Don Henley - 24% match to Mark 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

John Fogerty - 24% 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


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