In this blog post, you will have a chance to watch the timeline video of the awards that Mark Knopfler received in the years of his amazing music career.
The video graphic features many of the awards and honors bestowed on the British musician, both with Dire Straits and in his prolific solo career. This graphic has been created to celebrate some of the career milestones of distinguished singer-songwriter, guitarist and frontman of Dire Straits – Mark Knopfler.
The short film/video below has as its starting point the BRIT Award won in 1983 by Dire Straits for Best British Group, which they took ahead of fellow nominee’s ABC and Yazoo. This followed the huge success of the band’s Love Over Gold album.
The next year in the timeline video of the awards is 1986, in the wake of the worldwide acclaim for the band’s Brothers In Arms album. At the 28th Grammy Awards, Dire Straits won Best Rock Performance for the album’s flagship hit ‘Money For Nothing.’
Mark Knopfler also shared the Best Country Instrumental Performance for his collaboration with his friend and fellow guitar ace Chet Atkins, ‘Cosmic Square Dance.’
The same year, among four BRIT Awards nominations, Dire Straits were again named as Best British Group, beating Eurythmics, Tears For Fears, Simple Minds and U2 to the title.
1987 brought another BRIT Award for the band, this time when Brothers In Arms won British Album of the Year.
In 1991 Grammys brought Mark Knopfler two more trophies, again for his work with Chet Atkins, this time on their 1990 album together, Neck and Neck. They won Best Country Vocal Collaboration for ‘Poor Boy Blues’ and Best Country Instrumental Performance for ‘So Soft, Your Goodbye.’
The sequence also recognizes Knopfler’s 1999 recognition with an MBE and a number of distinctions in 2018: Dire Strait’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Knopfler’s induction into the Hall of Fame at the Scottish Music Awards and his Living Legend award at the same event.
The 2019 musical of Local Heroes, for which Mark Knopfler has written new music, opened at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh on March 14, 2019. Mark Knopfler has many milestones in his musical career, along with a number of incredible awards! How many of these awards were you already aware of? Watch the video below and leave us a comment! Enjoy.