Knopfler, David

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David Knopfler
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Knopfler, David Gender: M
born on 27 December 1952 at 22:15 (= 10:15 PM )
Place Glasgow, Scotland, 55n53, 4w15
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gerard
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 06°08' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 27°31 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 13°58'


Scottish musician, colleague and brother of Mark Knopfler who was the main force behind the group "Dire Straits."

The group’s debut album in 1978, featuring hits like "Sultans of Swing," established them as an international success, and by the mid-1980s, their "Brothers In Arms" album was one of the best-selling albums of all time.

Sons of an architect, David was born three years after Mark. When he was four, his family moved to England.

Mark grew up playing in various bands and David joined him to start Dire Straits in 1977. The heartfelt simplicity of their music, with Mark's gruff vocalizations, was fresh and timely.

After disbanding Dire Straits in 1995, Mark went solo. Dire Straits performed at the 1985 Live Aid Concert and at Sir George Martin’s Music for Montserrat Concert, as well as other benefits.

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  • Social : Joined group 1977 (He and brother formed the group "Dire Straits")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1978 (First album released)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1985 (Benefit concert)
  • Social : Left group 1995 (Disbanded the group after 18 years)

Source Notes

Caroline Gerard quotes B.C.


  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Brother also plays in band)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Fundraiser (Musical benefits)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Scotland to England)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Dire Straits)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.