David Knopfler born 27 December is a British singer-songwriterguitarist and songwriter. With musicians including his older brother Mark Knopflerhe founded the rock band Dire Straitsserving as rhythm guitarist on their first two albums. After quitting the band, Knopfler embarked upon a solo career as a recording artist.
Knopfler initially created smaller record labels, publishing companies, and indie labels. By the age of 11, Knopfler owned a guitar, a piano and a drum kit, and by 14 he was playing and singing his own compositions in folk clubs. Knopfler introduced David Knopfler - Madonnas Daughter older brother, guitarist Mark Knopflerto his bassist flatmate John Illsley. After gaining the interest of drummer Pick Withersthe four founded the rock band Dire Straits.
We all had day jobs until we got a whacking big advance from Polygram. Knopfler played rhythm guitar beside his brother, who was lead guitarist in the band. The stress of composing, arranging songs, recording the then-requisite two albums and tours to support them took its toll on the brothers, and David left the band during the recording of their third album, Making Moviesleaving him uncredited on the album.
After leaving Dire Straits, Knopfler released his first solo album inRelease. Mark Knopfler and John Illsley both played on the album. The single peaked at 82 in the UK Albums Chart after Knopfler retrieved the rights from the bankrupt record label.
Behind the Lineshis second album, was released in and his third solo album, Cut the Wirefollowed in Its sparse, acoustic arrangements received positive reviews, as did 's Small Mercieswhich Knopfler co-produced with Harry Bogdanovs,  featuring Chris White on saxophone. David Knopfler - Madonnas Daughter ninth solo album, Ship of Dreamswhich also included Chris Reawas released in He played various acoustic and electric gigs in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, Turkey and Australia from to with Harry Bogdanovs and his band.
A new double CD Acousticwhich contains unplugged renditions of new and old songs was released in The first-ever limited edition live album, Made in Germany recorded in Erfurt, Germany during the tour with Bogdanovswas released in April exclusively via CDBaby. Knopfler is married to art professor Leslie Stroz. From Wikipedia, the free David Knopfler - Madonnas Daughter.
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