Prairie Wedding - Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler - Gold Collection
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He was the lead guitarist, singer, and songwriter for the rock band Dire Straitswhich Reason To Believe - Bruce Springsteen - The Album Collection Vol. 1 co-founded with his younger brother, David Knopflerin Dire Straits recorded six albums, including Brothers in Armsone of the bestselling albums in history.
After they disbanded inKnopfler began a solo career, and has produced nine solo albums. Described by Classic Rock as a virtuoso Knopfler is a fingerstyle guitarist and was ranked 27th on Rolling Stone ' s Mark Knopfler - Gold Collection of the " Greatest Guitarists of All Time". The Knopflers originally lived in the Glasgow area, and Mark's younger brother David was also born there, on 27 December Mark's older sister Ruth was born in Newcastle, where Mark's parents were married, in Originally Prairie Wedding - Dire Straits by his uncle Kingsley's harmonica and boogie-woogie piano playing, Mark soon became familiar with many different Glen Affric - Various - Celtic Angels of music.
Inwhen he was 13, he took a Saturday job at the Newcastle Prairie Wedding - Dire Straits Chronicle newspaper earning six shillings and six pence. Here he met the ageing poet Basil Buntingwho was a copy editor. During the s, he formed and joined several bands and listened to singers like Elvis Presley and guitarists Chet AtkinsScotty MooreB.
At sixteen years of age he made a local television appearance as part of a harmony duo, with his classmate Sue Hercombe. Inafter studying journalism for a year at Harlow College  Knopfler was hired as a junior reporter in Leeds for the Do It - Neil Diamond - The Complete Bang Recordings Evening Post.
Even so, he found it impossible to play unless he finger-picked it. He said in a later interview, "That was where I found my 'voice' on guitar. His brother David moved to London, where he shared a flat with John Illsleya guitarist who changed over to playing bass guitar. Dire Straits' first demos were recorded in three sessions inwith David Knopfler as rhythm guitarist, John Illsley as bass guitarist, Mother Of All Sources - Tangerine Dream - Booster V Pick Withers as drummer.
On its initial release, the album Dire Straits received little fanfare in the UK, but when "Sultans of Swing" was released as a single, it became a chart hit in the Netherlands and album sales took off — first across Europe, and then in the United States and Canada, and finally the UK.
Their third album, Making Moviesreleased inmoved towards more complex arrangements and production, which continued for the remainder of the group's career.
The album included many of Mark Knopfler's most personal compositions, most notably " Romeo and Juliet " and " Tunnel of Love. The studio album which followed was Love Over Goldreleased in An eight month long Love over Gold Tour followed which Mark Knopfler - Gold Collection with two sold-out concerts at London's Hammersmith Odeon on 22 and 23 Mark Knopfler - Gold Collection In March the double album Alchemy Live was released, which documented the recordings of these final two live shows.
During andKnopfler was involved with other projects as well, including writing and producing the music score to the film Local Herowhich was a great success,  and it was followed in by his Prairie Wedding - Dire Straits for the films Cal and Comfort and Joy.
He also wrote the song " Private Dancer " for Tina Turner 's comeback album of the same name. Dire Straits' biggest studio album by far was their fifth, Brothers in Armsrecorded at Air Studios Montserrat and released in May It was also the first compact disc to sell a million copies and is largely credited for launching the CD format as it was also one of the first DDD  CDs ever released. The band embarked on a — Brothers in Arms world tour of over  shows which was immensely successful.
After the Brothers in Arms world tour Dire Straits ceased to work together for some time, Knopfler concentrating mainly on film soundtracks. The song reached No. Knopfler wrote the music score for the film The Princess Bridereleased at the end of Phil Taylor explained in an interview that Knopfler used Gilmour's Mark Knopfler - Gold Collection rig and managed to sound like himself when performing in the skit. Dire Straits regrouped for 11 June Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute concert at Wembley Stadiumin which they were the headline act, and were accompanied by Elton John and Eric Clapton who by this time had developed a strong friendship with Knopfler.
Shortly after this, drummer Terry Williams left the band. In September Mark Knopfler announced the official dissolution of Dire Straits, saying that he "needed a rest". InKnopfler formed the Notting Hillbillies a band at the other end of the commercial spectrum.
It leaned heavily towards American roots music — folkblues and country music. For both the album and the tour Paul Franklin was added to the line-up on pedal steel. The Notting Hillbillies sole studio album, Missing Presumed Having a Good Time was released inand Knopfler then toured with the Notting Hillbillies for the remainder of that year. He further emphasised his country music influences with his s collaboration with Chet AtkinsNeck and Neckwhich won three Grammy awards.
The Hillbillies toured the UK in early with a limited number of Prairie Wedding - Dire Straits. In this low-key tour the band packed out smaller venues such as Newcastle University. The follow-up to Brothers in Arms was finally released in September On Every Street was nowhere near as popular as its predecessor, and met with a mixed critical reaction, with some reviewers regarding the album as an underwhelming comeback after a six-year break.
Nonetheless, the album sold well and reached No. Session drummer Chris Whitten joined Dire Straits as they embarked on a Cerberus - Demo 96 world tour featuring shows in Prairie Wedding - Dire Straits of some 7.
This was to be Dire Straits' final world tour; it was Prairie Wedding - Dire Straits as well received as the previous Brothers in Arms tour, and by this time Mark Knopfler had had enough of such huge operations.
Manager Ed Bicknell is quoted as saying "The last tour was utter misery. Whatever the zeitgeist was that we had been part of, it had passed. We were changed by it. Following the tour, Knopfler took some time off from the music business. Inhe received an honorary music doctorate from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. On the Nightreleased in MayMark Knopfler - Gold Collection Dire Straits' final world tour. Since the break-up of Dire Straits, Knopfler has shown no interest in reforming the group.
However, keyboardist Guy Fletcher has been associated with almost every piece of Knopfler's solo material to date, while Danny Cummings has also contributed frequently, playing on three of Knopfler's solo album releases All the Roadrunning with Emmylou HarrisKill to Get Crimsonand Get Lucky. In October Knopfler declined a suggestion by John Illsley that the band should reform. Illsley said that a reunion would be "entirely up to Mark"; however, he also observed that Knopfler was enjoying his success as a solo artist.
Inthe band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Knopfler did not attend the induction Prairie Wedding - Dire Straits, however remaining members Clark, Fletcher, and Illsley were in attendance to accept the award on behalf of the band.
Knopfler's first solo album, Golden Heartwas released in March It featured the UK single " Darling Pretty ". The album's recording sessions helped create Knopfler's backing band, which is also known as The 96ers. It features Knopfler's old bandmate Guy Fletcher on keyboards. This band's main line-up has lasted much longer than any Dire Straits line-up. InKnopfler recorded the soundtrack for the movie Wag the Dog. This has been his most successful to date, possibly helped by the number of notable contributors to the album, like Van Morrison.
At these four concerts three of the four were at the Shepherd's Bush, the fourth at Beaulieu on the south coast they were joined by Jimmy Nailwho provided backing vocals for Knopfler's composition Why Aye Man.
Also inMark Knopfler - Gold Collection released his third solo album, The Ragpicker's Dream. In March he was involved in a motorbike crash in Grosvenor Road, Belgravia and suffered a broken collarbone, broken shoulder blade and seven broken ribs. In India, his concerts at Mumbai and Bangalore were well received, with over 20, fans at each concert.
The album was released in two editions, as a single CD with a The Landing Of The Meteorite - Michael Perilstein - The Deadly Spawn (Original Film Score) cover and as a double CD with the cover in blueand was well received. The only previously unreleased track on the album is All the Roadrunninga duet with country music singer Emmylou Harriswhich was followed in by an album of duets of the same name.
Released in AprilAll the Roadrunning reached No. In addition to several of the compositions that Harris and Knopfler recorded together in the studio, Real Live Roadrunning features solo hits from both members of the duo, as well as three tracks from Knopfler's days with Dire Straits.
During the autumn of he played a series of intimate 'showcases' in various European cities to promote the album. A tour of Europe and North America followed in Continuing a pattern of high productivity through his solo career, Knopfler began work on his next studio album, entitled Get Luckyin September with long-time bandmate Guy Fletcher, who again compiled a pictorial diary of the making of the album on his website.
The album met with moderate success on the charts much of it in Europe reaching No. The album peaked at No. Knopfler's solo live performances can be characterised as relaxed—almost workmanlike. He uses very little stage production, other than some lighting effects to enhance the music's dynamics. He has been known to sip tea on stage during live performances. Richard Bennettwho has been playing with him on tour sincehas also joined in drinking tea with him on stage.
On 31 Julyat the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, BCthe tea was replaced with whisky Prairie Wedding - Dire Straits a "last show of tour" sort of joke. Knopfler had recently become a member of the exclusive gentlemen's club for men of letters. Knopfler performed on the track 17 Hills. In Julyit was announced that Knopfler would take time out from recording his new album to take part in a European tour with Bob Dylan during October and November.
On 3 SeptemberKnopfler's seventh solo album, Privateeringwas released. With the November release of 's Down the Road Wherevera Mark Knopfler world tour in support of the new album was announced for During interviews, Knopfler hinted it would be his last one. The tour started with a show on April 25 in Barcelona  during which Knopfler confirmed to the live audience that the on-going tour would be his last tour ever. However, during the tour this statement softened, stating he will continue as he loves touring so much, joking he'd be unemployed and doesn't know what else to do.
Besides, Knopfler penned the score for the musical version of Local Hero, including new songs alongside adding lyrics to the original instrumental music, reuniting again with Bill Forsyth.
In addition to his work in Dire Straits and solo, Knopfler has made Drama Time - Various - Dramaconcept 3 contributions to country music. Knopfler further emphasised his country music influences with his collaboration with Chet AtkinsNeck and Neckwhich was also released in Knopfler's Mark Knopfler - Gold Collection contributions include writing and Mark Knopfler - Gold Collection guitar on John Anderson 's single " When It Comes to You " from his album Seminole Wind.
In Dédié À Harmut Part Two - Ash Ra Tempel - Reunion (Vinyl, LP, LP, Album) same year, Knopfler's solo single " Darling Pretty " reached a peak of No. Richardson composition " White Lightnin' ".
Knopfler also charted two singles on the Canadian country music singles chart.