Co-founder of Dire Straits who was the guitarist in the band; they released songs like "Lady Writer" and "Romeo and Juliet."
He began playing folk music in clubs by age fourteen.
He is a multi-instrumentalist, primarily playing guitar, keyboards, and drums.
His brother is Mark Knopfler, who is widely considered to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time.
He and Hal Lindes were both members of Dire Straits.