David Knopfler


Birthday December 27, 1952

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Scotland

Age 70 years old

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Co-founder of Dire Straits who was the guitarist in the band; they released songs like "Lady Writer" and "Romeo and Juliet."

Before Fame

He began playing folk music in clubs by age fourteen.


He is a multi-instrumentalist, primarily playing guitar, keyboards, and drums.

Family Life

His brother is Mark Knopfler, who is widely considered to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

Associated With

He and Hal Lindes were both members of Dire Straits.