David was born in Glasgow but grew up in England. In 1977, David and brother Mark Knopfler founded the band "Dire Straits". He split with the band prior to Brothers in Arms, and now does solo work and web design. Official biographies of Dire Straits do not mention David.

Solo Discography:

Behind The Lines
Cut The Wire
Lips Against The Steel
The Giver
Small Mercies

Rolling Stone magazine refers to Knopfler as an "understated charmer". Knopfler lives in the English countryside with his first (and only) wife and enjoys pottering in the garden. He is a computer enthusiast and maintains a web page at; he is also an editor for

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