Mark Knopfler and Eric Clapton are two of the greatest rock and roll music artists. Some argue they have similar musical styles.
|Eric Clapton||Mark Knopfler|
|Born||30 March 1945, Ripley, Surrey, England||12 August 1949, Glasgow, Scotland|
|Genres||Rock music, Blues-rock, Hard rock, Psychedelic rock||Roots rock, celtic rock, country, blues rock|
|Occupations||Musician, singer-songwriter, artist||Musician, songwriter, record producer, film score composer|
|Instruments||Guitar, vocals||Guitar, vocals|
|Labels||Warner Bros., Reprise, Polydor, RSO, Atco, Apple, Deram||Vertigo, Mercury, Warner|
|Associated acts||The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Powerhouse, Cream, Free Creek, Dire Straits, George Harrison, The Dirty Mac, Blind Faith, Sheryl Crow, Freddie King, J.J. Cale, The Plastic Ono Band, Delaney, Bonnie & Friends, Derek and the Dom||Dire Straits, The Notting Hillbillies, Jimmy Nail, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, Bryan Ferry, John Ilsley, Chet Atkins, Randy Newman, Van Morrison, B.B. King, Brendan Crocker, James Taylor, James Taylor, Aztec Camera, Eric Clapton, Waylon Jennings, Bill Wa|
|Introduction (from Wikipedia)||Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945) is an English blues-rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. Clapton is the only person who has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times.||Mark Knopfler OBE (born 12 August 1949) is a British guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer and film score composer.|
|Birth name||Eric Patrick Clapton||Mark Freuder Knopfler|
|Origin||Ripley, England||Newcastle, England|
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Clapton has been inducted in the controversial Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 3 times; as a solo performer (in 2000), as well as a member of rock bands the Yardbirds (in 1992) and Cream (1993).
Mark Knopfler was inducted in 2018 as part of Dire Straits. But neither Knopfler nor his bandmate drummer Pick Withers attended the ceremony. Knopfler did not even publicly acknowledge the induction at all.
Here's a video of Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler performing Sultans of Swing together:
And here's a joint performance of Cocaine (1998):
Order of the British Empire
Clapton (CBE) and Knopfler (OBE) are both members of the Order of the British Empire. The CBE is a more senior class in this order than the OBE.