The master of the country fiddle played with Bob Wills' Texas Playboys and many others.
The guitar is the backbone of rock music, and the best guitarists include some blues and country guitarists that paved the way for rock’n’roll’s legends.
Our choice of the most memorable guitar exploits of the world-famous British musician.
uDiscover Music presents a selection of 20 key events and discoveries in Knopfler's life and career, as described by the man himself.
The graphic features many of the awards and honours bestowed on the British musician, both with Dire Straits and in his prolific solo career.
Some outstanding guitar performances and a host of guests helped the 2006 release to its award for Best Pop Instrumental Album.
The follow-up to 2015's 'Tracker' features many of the musicians Knopfler has worked with in recent years, and a guest appearance by Imelda May.
The album's title is a tribute to Chet Atkins, "the first guitar hero of modern music."
RCA Studio A, the Nashville location that hosted sessions by Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton and countless others, is to undergo a facelift
The relationship between Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins was manifesting itself around this time in 1990, with the delightful, Grammy-winning Neck and Neck.
Hank’s original ‘Jambalaya (On The Bayou)’ made its US pop chart debut on 6 September 1952.
Guitar devotees, prepare to drool. The original Black Beauty, the first model owned by Les Paul himself, will be up for auction in New York on February 19.