The former Dire Straits frontman hit a particularly rich seam with his second LP in his own name.
The 'Down The Road Wherever' tour offers admirers the chance to hear a wide selection of material from the Knopfler and Dire Straits catalogues.
The tour named after Knopfler's current album opened in fine style in Barcelona on 25 April.
The latest in Portobello Road Gin's Local Heroes series, it ties in with the 'Local Hero' musical for which Knopfler has written the music.
uDiscover Music presents a selection of 20 key events and discoveries in Knopfler's life and career, as described by the man himself.
Illsley cut the record at Knopfler's British Grove and his co-producers include fellow former Dire Straits collaborator Guy Fletcher.
The graphic features many of the awards and honours bestowed on the British musician, both with Dire Straits and in his prolific solo career.
'Twisting By The Pool' was an old live favourite by the band, but it was never on any of their studio albums.
London's Olympia will host a special night in November to raise funds for the National Deaf Children's Society in conjunction with the London Drum Show.
The itinerary supporting his 'Down The Road Wherever' album will begin in Spain in the spring.
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.
A trip through the musical life and times of the world-class singer-guitarist, born on 12 August 1949.
Dire Straits have been acknowledged as one of the most intelligent and original bands of their era. Listen to their Best Of to find out why.
The former Rolling Stone's Rhythm Kings release an album of outtakes, and he has also named a favourite Dire Straits song.
Luna Lee presents the rock classic on, wait for it, a 6th century Korean zither.
In the absence of Mark Knopfler, former bandmate John Illsley did the honours as Dire Straits took their place in the Hall of Fame.