- Category : Entertain-Music-Instrumentalist
- Type : PE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 4
Scottish musician, colleague and brother of Mark Knopfler who was the main force behind the group "Dire Straits."
The group’s debut album in 1978, featuring hits like "Sultans of Swing," established them as an international success, and by the mid-1980s, their "Brothers In Arms" album was one of the best-selling albums of all time.
Sons of an architect, David was born three years after Mark. When he was four, his family moved to England.
Mark grew up playing in various bands and David joined him to start Dire Straits in 1977. The heartfelt simplicity of their music, with Mark's gruff vocalizations, was fresh and timely.
After disbanding Dire Straits in 1995, Mark went solo. Dire Straits performed at the 1985 Live Aid Concert and at Sir George Martin’s Music for Montserrat Concert, as well as other benefits.