Happy Birthday Mark Knopfler!
Singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist in the rock band Dire Straits who also pursued a solo career with success.
He started in the band Brewers Doop. He attended Harlow College and the University of Leeds.
After being in the band Dire Straits, he started his solo career with the debut album Golden Heart.
He married his third wife Kitty Aldridge, the British actress and writer.
He has performed with artists like Bob Dylan.