Dire Straits: Mark Knopfler’s Fascination with Elvis Presley

In a 1979 interview in “Guitar Player” magazine, Dire Straits front man Mark Knopfler summed up his self-taught guitar style to Joel A. Siegel. “I picked up the basics from people like the Shadows, the Everly Brothers, Duane Eddy, Rick Nelson, and Elvis…. I was into playing American music.” Elvis Presley influenced many young musicians …