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Mark Knopfler - Tech Session

Published 2 years ago on January 1, 2020

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

 

One of the most instantly recognisable and iconic images of the 1980s is that of Mark Knopfler donning his red headband and matching black and red Nashville style shirt toting a Fender Strat.

Jamie Humphries

With his unique style, sound, and charismatic vocals, Mark Knopfler is without a doubt one of the best-loved British musicians to have emerged from the late 70s. In this issue's Tech Session Jamie Humphries take's a look at his unmistakable style and sound.

One of the most instantly recognisable and iconic images of the 1980s is that of Mark Knopfler donning his red headband and matching black and red Nashville style shirt toting a Fender Strat. Mark Knopfler and his band dominated the airwaves and MTV during their heydey in the mid-80s.

Born in Scotland but raised in Newcastle, Knopfler formed Dire Straits with his brother David Knopfler when they moved to London in the late 1970s. The band went on to become one of the most successful bands of the following decade, with Mark's unique blend of rock, blues and country propelling him into the guitar spotlight.

They recorded and released a number of hugely successful albums such as Making Movies


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