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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. He is best known as the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the 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 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, harmonica, saxophone, upright bass
  • 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

Television Review: ‘The Newburgh Sting,’ on HBO, About Bronx Bomb Plot
NY Times TV, 2014-07-20 22:05:58
“The Newburgh Sting,” an HBO documentary, makes extensive use of F.B.I. surveillance to offer a case that the four New York men convicted in a bomb plot were framed.

The Week Ahead: The Trial Ends, the Doubts Linger
NY Times TV, 2014-07-18 19:49:53
The entrapment defense did not convince the jury that convicted four men on terrorism charges in New York in 2010, but it is very persuasive in “The Newburgh Sting.”

Sting Musical The Last Ship Lifts Anchor in Chicago; Broadway Is Next
Playbill Combined , 2014-07-13 04:00:00
The pre-Broadway premiere of The Last Ship, the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy winner Sting — inspired by the songwriter's own childhood — ends its Chicago engagement July 13 at the Bank of America Theatre.

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