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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 the stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist. He is best known as the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the pioneering new wave rock band The Police and for his influential 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
  • Occupations: Musician, singer-songwriter, actor, producer
  • Instruments: Vocals, bass guitar, double bass, mandolin, lute, guitar, keyboards, guitalele, harmonica, saxophone, oboe, hurdy gurdy, synclavier, drum machine, bass pedals, percussion
  • Years active: 1971–present
  • Labels: Interscope, A&M, Deutsche Grammophon, Universal Music Group
  • Associated acts: The Police, Band Aid
  • Website: sting.com

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

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General Motors has turned to Marvel’s star-spangled superhero Captain America to help promote the launch of Chevrolet’s line up of vehicles, including the newest version of its Corvette Stingray. The first part of the multi-platform campaign built around “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” out in theaters April 4, launched over ...

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