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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 08 Dec 2000
  • Star rank: 414
  • Address:
    6870 Hollywood Blvd
  • Position: 4 tiles from the curb, facing west
  • GPS location:
    34.101416, -118.339736

Sting

Next star: Ann Rutherford
Previous star: The Andrews Sisters

Biography

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), better known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist. Nicknamed “The King of Pain” after his hit 1983 song. Sting’s lyrics are known for their downbeat yet sophisticated layers and textures. He is best known as the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the pioneering new wave rock band The Police, and for his subsequent solo career.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner
  • Also known as: Sting
  • Born: 2 October 1951 (age 62) Wallsend, Northumberland, England
  • Genres: Rock, pop, new wave, jazz, new-age, blue-eyed soul, reggae, post-punk
  • Occupations: Musician, singer-songwriter, actor, producer
  • Instruments: Vocals, bass guitar, keyboards, guitar, lute, harmonica, saxophone, oboe, double bass, bass pedals, drum machine
  • Years active: 1971–present
  • Labels: A&M, Deutsche Grammophon, Universal Music Group
  • Associated acts: The Police
  • Website: sting.com

Read more about Sting at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Sting Musical The Last Ship Pulls Into Broadway Tonight
Playbill Combined , 2014-09-29 04:00:08
The Last Ship, the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy winner Sting — inspired by the songwriter's own childhood, arrives on Broadway Sept. 29 at the Neil Simon Theatre.

THE WEEK AHEAD Sept. 27-Oct. 3: The Last Ship Sets Sail and Garry Marshall Explores His Darker Side
Playbill Combined , 2014-09-27 04:00:44
Playbill.com's weekly planner reminds you that James Earl Jones is a grandpa… Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ewan McGregor have an affair to remember… Gretchen Mol and Josh Radnor attend the dinner party from hell… Blythe Danner spends a weekend in the country… and Sting's Ship sends him sailing to the Main ...

Sting Musical The Last Ship Announces Broadway Ticket Lottery
Playbill Combined , 2014-09-26 15:01:42
Producers of The Last Ship, featuring a score by Grammy Award winner Sting, have announced a day-of ticket lottery for the Broadway musical, which begins performances Sept. 29 at the Neil Simon Theatre.

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