UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
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Dire Straits members form new group, announce tour

NASHVILLE, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Former Dire Straits members Alan Clark and Chris White say they started a new rock 'n' roll band and will kick off a U.S. concert tour next month.

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Mark Knopfler to release new album in September

Mark Knopfler to release new album in September

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 10 (UPI) -- British musician and songwriter Mark Knopfler is to release a new album called "Privateering" Sept. 10, Universal Music Group announced.

Knopfler cancels concerts in Russia

LONDON, April 7 (UPI) -- British rock star Mark Knopfler says he has canceled concerts in Russia over the country's crackdown on human rights groups.

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Knopfler not up for Dire Straits reunion

Knopfler not up for Dire Straits reunion

LONDON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- British musician John Illsley said he would love to do a Dire Straits reunion tour but his former bandmate Mark Knopfler isn't interested at the moment.

William Morris Agency expands music sector

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The William Morris Agency, based in Beverly Hills, Calif., is expanding its international music operation, the company announced Tuesday.

Buffett takes 'The Weather' on new album

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett decided not to take the "easy" route on his new album, "Take the Weather With You."

Mark Knopfler sues for injuries

LONDON, May 15 (UPI) -- Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler is suing the woman who knocked him off his motorcycle in London and left him with serious injuries in 2003.

B.B. King joins 'Friends' on new album

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- B.B. King confesses the search for new audiences lies behind playing with the artists who join him on his new album, "B.B. King & Friends -- 80."

Kenny Rogers boomerangs 'Back to the Well'

NASHVILLE, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Kenny Rogers is one of the few entertainers in the music industry who requires no introduction.

Feature: Jazz brings bucks to Montreal

, June 17 (UPI) -- The Montreal International Jazz Festival, which opens its 24th year on Thursday, June 26, is the world's largest and long has been regarded as one of best run a
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Mark Knopfler
British singer/guitarist Mark Knopfler performs at Wembley Arena in London on June 8,2006. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

Mark Knopfler OBE (born 12 August 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is a British guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer and film score composer.

Mark Knopfler is best known as the lead guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for the British rock band Dire Straits, which he co-founded in 1977 with his brother David. After Dire Straits disbanded in 1995, Knopfler continued to record and produce albums as a solo artist under his own name. Occasionally, Knopfler has played in other groups, such as the The Notting Hillbillies; as well, he has guested on works by other artists, including The Dandy Warhols, Bob Dylan, Bryan Ferry, Eric Clapton, Jeff Healey, John Fogerty, Jools Holland, Steely Dan, Emmylou Harris, Sonny Landreth, Phil Lynott and Chet Atkins. He has produced albums for artists such as Tina Turner, Randy Newman, Bob Dylan and even "Weird Al" Yankovic. In addition, he has scored the music to several films, including Metroland, Local Hero, Cal, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Wag the Dog, and Rob Reiner's classic, The Princess Bride.

He is one of the most respected fingerstyle guitarists of the modern rock era. Knopfler was ranked #27 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

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