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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 63) Wallsend, Northumberland, England
  • Genres: Rock, pop, new wave, jazz, new-age, blue-eyed soul, reggae, post-punk
  • Occupation(s): 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

STAGE PORTRAIT: Sting and the Cast of Broadway’s The Last Ship
Playbill Combined , 2014-10-31 15:45:48
Acclaimed illustrator Ken Fallin's drawings of the greatest stars and scenes of the theatrical world are a recurring part of Playbill.com.

The Best Red Carpet Fashion Looks from the Broadway Opening-Night of Sting’s The Last Ship
Playbill Combined , 2014-10-27 20:32:30
Celebrity stylist George Brescia – who co-hosted Dress Up! Live: The 2014 Tony Awards Red Carpet, presented by Playbill.com and Stage17 – offers his favorite fashion choices from the stars who attended the Broadway opening night of the new Sting musical The Last Ship.

PLAYBILL ON OPENING NIGHT: The Last Ship — Broadway Showstompers
Playbill Combined , 2014-10-27 20:30:53
The Last Ship, the new musical by Sting inspired by his childhood, opened on Broadway Oct. 26. Sting, Trudie Styler and Aaron Lazar were there. So was Playbill.

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