Mark Knopfler was born on August 12, 1949, in Scotland. He is a singer, songwriter, producer, and composer. Knopfler is mostly famous for such hits as “Darling Pretty”, “What It Is”, and “True Love Will Never Fail”. He holds numerous awards, including 4 Grammies.
Mark Knopfler’s father was a Hungarian Jew immigrant and his mother was British. He was born in Glasgow. Mark was a big fan of music ever since he was a kid and always dreamed of becoming a guitarist. His idols were Jimmy Hendrix, James Burton, Hank Marvin, and Scotty Moore.
When Mark was a teenager, he played in various school bands. However, after finishing school, he decided to become a reporter. Mark worked as a reporter for Yorkshire Evening Post and studied at the Leeds University. At that time, Mark met a bluesman Steve Phillips, who helped him found a project Duolian String Pickers. That’s when Mark, who was left-handed, started creating his own style.
While living in Leeds, Knopfler recorded his first song “Summer Is Coming My Way”. When he graduated, Mark went to London, where he started working with a blues band Brewer’s Droop. However, the band didn’t have enough funds to survive and Mark had to leave. He started earning money by giving lectures.