Dire Straits’ singer/guitarist Mark Knopfler was born on this date, August 12th, in 1949. Gee whiz, what an amazing guitarist he is. Favorite Dire Straits’ Songs: “Lady Writer” or “Skateaway.”
Alice Cooper Was a Band
On This Date, August 12th in 1972: The band called Alice Cooper (Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce and Vincent Furnier) reached the top of the U.K. singles chart with “School’s Out,” which spent three weeks on top. It was the band’s only number one single in the U.K.