Mark Knopfler is born in Glasgow, Scotland to Louisa Maryand and Erwin Knopfler. His father is an architect while his mother works as a teacher. He has a younger brother named David. He attends Bearsden Primary school.
I can recall being strapped by my Headmaster at my Primary School for playing the drum part to “Wipeout” on my school desk, getting detentions at the Grammar school for illegally playing the school piano and at the school folk club lying about my authorship of my own work because I’d assumed if I admitted to having written something I’d be banned from the club or worse… The assumption was that “no” would be the answer to any request of artistic support within the school.