Happy birthday, Mark Knopfler!

He was born on August 12, 1949 in Glasgow, Scotland.

At markknopfler.com:

After 35 years Mark's association with Warner Bros has come to an end and he has signed a new distribution deal with Universal Music Group. Mark's latest album, Privateering, will now be released in North America on Verve Records on the 10th of September.

Mark wrapped up his Privateering Tour on July 31st in Spain.