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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), known on stage as Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist. He was 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
  • 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
  • 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, Strontium 90, Dire Straits, Cheb Mami, Curved Air, Eberhard Schoener, Fiction Plane, Eliot Sumner

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

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