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Sting performing at Madison Square Garden, New York on 1 August 2007

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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. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band The Police from 1977 to 1983, before launching a solo career.

Fact file

  • Born: Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner 2 October 1951 (age 63) Wallsend, Tyne & Wear, England
  • Nationality: British
  • Other names: Sting
  • Alma mater: Northern Counties College of Education
  • Occupation: Musician singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist activist actor philanthropist
  • Spouse(s): Frances Tomelty (m. 1976–84) Trudie Styler (m. 1992)
  • Children: 6; including Joe, Mickey and Eliot
  • Website: sting.com
  • Genres: Rock pop new wave jazz
  • Instruments: Vocals bass guitar guitar double bass
  • Years active: 1971–present
  • Labels: A&M Deutsche Grammophon Universal Music Group
  • Associated acts: The Police, Eric Clapton, Strontium 90, Dire Straits, Cheb Mami, Curved Air, Eberhard Schoener, Fiction Plane, Eliot Sumner, Afrojack

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

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