We´re going to learn this beautiful song in our English classes. Mark Freuder Knopfler, OBE ( born August 12,1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is a guitarist, singer and songwriter. Although best - known as the lead guitarist and vocalist for the band Dire Straits. He also made albums as a solo performer and played in other bands. He has also performed on work by other artists, such as Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Chet Atkins, and produced albums for artists such as Tina Turner, Randy Newman, and Bob Dylan.