Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Happy birthday, Mark !

One of the best guitar players in the world today is a guy named Mark Knopfler, who co-founded a group called Dire Straits with his brother David in 1977.

By coincidence, somebody someplace in the world today read an article that I published nearly 6 years ago. It was titled, “Prairie Wedding” and it featured a song performed by Mark Knopfler titled “ Prairie Wedding”, which you can listen to by clicking on the link below:

Prairie Wedding

Mark Freuder Knopfler was born on August 12, 1949, which means that he just turned 66 years old a week ago today.

After Dire Straits disbanded, Knopfler embarked on a solo career,. In addition to the albums he has released, he has composed and produced film scores for eight films, and he also has performed with a wide variety of other artists, To date, Knopfler has been awarded 4 Grammys, and he (and Dire Straits) have sold in excess of 120 million albums.

Due to his very successful musical career, Mark Knopfler is now worth something in the neighborhood of $95 million. Since he earns his money doing something that he enjoys thoroughly, it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to say that he earns “money for nothing” .. and that ‘s all that I have to say, other than to say CRANK UP THE VOLUME !

money for nothing

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