Related Information for David Knopfler David Knopfler (born 27 December 1952, Glasgow) is a British singer-songwriter, rhythm guitarist, pianist and co-founder (with older brother Mark Knopfler) of the critically-acclaimed rock band Dire Straits. After three years in Dire Straits (from 1977 to 1980), Knopfler embarked on a solo career as a recording artist, releasing a respectable number of albums over the years.Knopfler played rhythm guitar and appeared on Dire Straits' first two albums: 1978's Dire Straits and 1979.. read more