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Mark Knopfler - 100% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy Soundtracks Country & Bluegrass Drama Music Videos & Concerts Special Interest World Music Pop / Rock
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 - 49% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Mystery / Thriller Action & Adventure Drama Special Interest 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 - 45% match to David Knopfler

Genres: 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

Dire Straits - 45% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Special Interest 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

J.J. Cale - 44% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock Blues Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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

Barclay James Harvest - 36% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Oldham, England, Barclay James Harvest originally comprised Stewart ‘Woolly’ Wolstenholme (15 April 1947, Oldham, Lancashire, England; keyboards/vocals), John Lees (b. 13 January 1947, Oldham, Lancashire, England; guitar/vocals), Les Holroyd (b. 12 March 1948, Bolton, Lancashire, England; bass/vocals) and Mel Pritchard (b. Melvyn Paul Pritchard, 20 Januar Read more

Al Stewart - 34% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock Folk
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

Paul Carrack - 33% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 April 1951, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Justified success finally arrived for keyboard/vocalist Paul Carrack during the late 80s. As an unassuming personality, it seemed that he would only be remembered as the man who sang ‘How Long’. This memorable pop song from pub-rock band Ace took Carrack’s voice into the UK Top 20 in 1974, and to num Read more

Gerry Rafferty - 30% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock Folk
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

Little River Band - 30% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Prior to the success of AC/DC, Air Supply, Men At Work and INXS, the Little River Band were probably Australia’s most successful international rock band. Evolving out of Mississippi, who had previously spent much time working in London, former members Graham Goble (15 May 1947, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; guitar), Beeb Birtles (b. Gerard Bertelkamp, 28 Novembe Read more

Chris De Burgh - 29% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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

Dan Fogelberg - 28% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal 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

Glenn Frey - 28% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 November 1948, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Frey’s early career was forged as singer, guitarist in a number of local attractions, including the Mushrooms and Subterraneans. He appeared on several sessions by the Bob Seger System, singing back-up on ‘Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man’, a 1968 hit, before moving to Los Angeles. Here Frey formed Longbranch Pennywhistl Read more

Mick Jagger - 28% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Documentaries Drama Pop / Rock Action & Adventure Television Kids & Family Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Michael Philip Jagger, 26 July 1943, Dartford, Kent, England. The celebrated singer of the Rolling Stones, Jagger has become less a pop star than a media icon. Initially a shy, middle-class student at the London School of Economics, his love of blues, distinctive vocal style and charismatic stage persona marked him out as an original. The image of Jagger has arguably been as Read more

America - 27% match to David Knopfler

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Kids & Family Pop / Rock Television Folk
Decades Active: 1970s
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