Retro Article: Mark Knopfler Recalls the Time His Parents Begging Him to Stop to Play Guitar
Once upon a time, his parents begged him to stop playing the guitar. But he follow what his heart told him and never did that. He became a legend, a star, and an icon to many people in rock and roll music history.
Mark Knopfler the guitarist and singer of Dire Straits has posted a picture of himself and opened up about how his parents reacted to his guitar playing at the age of 16.
We all know now how the talented frontman of Dire Straits formed the band with his younger brother David Knopfler. The band achieved huge success, especially with their 1977 hit song “Sultans of Swing”.
Following the release of the Dire Straits’ last studio album in 1991, Mark released his first solo album – Golden Heart on March 26, 1996.
In June 2020, Mark posted a picture of himself on his official Instagram profile and shared some memories. Namely, he shared memories from his youth while living at his parents’ house. Apparently, by the time he was 16 years old, Mark enjoyed playing the guitar all night which drove his parents crazy. He also mentioned that they almost begged him to stop making noise and go to bed.
Here is what Mark Knopfler wrote about a memory that he had with his parents:
“I remember at 16 sitting up all night trying to play the guitar, driving my poor parents nuts. They were begging me to go to bed, to stop banging my foot on the floor,” he shared.
You can see the post below.