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Sting

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Biography

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

Source: Wikipedia

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

In the news

Stingray Drops Takeover Bid for Music Choice
Billboard, 2019-01-02 16:26:00
Canadian digital platform Stingray has pulled its $120 million offer to acquire U.S.-based TV music platform Music Choice. The original bid to Music...

Sistine Chapel comes alive in immersive experience
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2018-12-25 12:55:19
A show in Rome is bringing history to life. The production uses lasers, lights, a theme song by Sting and a thunderous sound system to add a distinctly modern dimension to a story that's roughly 500 years old: Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel. Seth Doane reports.

Sting & Shaggy, Lenny Kravitz & Sean Lennon & More Pairs Set for Season 4 of 'Speakeasy' Interview Series
Billboard, 2018-12-14 15:00:05
Sting, Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons are among the musicians featured on the fourth season of the artist-interview...

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