Mark Knopfler is a Scottish rock singer and songwriter, who first gained international fame as the lead singer and guitarist for the band Dire Straits, from 1977 to 1991. After Dire Straits broke up in 1991, Knopfler has continued recording and touring solo.
Mark Knopfler is also an accomplished guitarist. He is one of the most respected fingerstyle guitarists and was ranked at #27 in Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. In addition, Knopfler has composed soundtracks for several films, including The Princess Bride and Wag the Dog.