Monday, December 25, 2017

Profile: Mark Knopfler

Suggested by too many people to list here.


  1. Yaakov from JerusalemDecember 25, 2017 at 9:46 AM

    Steven Spielberg has a dinosaur named after him-Coloborhynchus spielbergi (a type of pterosaur).
    Here are some other creatures named after Jews:

  2. Why only Borderline Jew? I thought his Mother was Jewish as well. I absolutely love Dire Straits. Favourite album has to be Brother's In Arms my only gripe with it is the track listing. Money For Nothing should have been the opener and So Far Away should have been 4th. Anywho it's a great album. And thank-you for finally profiling him great profile, well done. P.S. Again why only the Borderline verdict?

  3. Jewish father, goyishe mother, not clear if he self-identifies.

  4. IMO, Mark Knopfler is the most underrated guitarist and songwriter out there. His riffs are so sublime. 'Tunnel of Love' and 'Romeo and Juliet' are good examples of this. I just marvel at them every time I hear them.

  5. AnonymousDecember 27, 2017 at 9:32 AM "Tunnel of Love" by Bruce Springsteen is more memorable, IMO.
    "Money For Nothing" and "Sultans Of Swing" excellent guitar riffs.