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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
  • Occupation: Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, activist, actor, philanthropist
  • Genres: Rock, pop, new wave, jazz, new-age, blue-eyed soul, reggae, post-punk
  • Instruments: Vocals, bass guitar, keyboard, 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, Strontium 90, Eberhard Schoener, Curved Air, Dire Straits, Cheb Mami

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

In the news

Cinema Libre Buys Andy Summers’ The Police Documentary
Variety, 2015-01-27 22:44:53
Cinema Libre Studio has acquired Andy Summers’ “Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police” from Yari Film Groups for U.S. distribution. The film, based on Summers’ memoir “One Train Later,” will have a theatrical release in the spring before being released on DVD and On Demand platforms. “Surviving the Police” ...

This Week in Billboard Chart History: Britney Spears 'Hit' Number 'One' for the First 'Time'
Billboard, 2015-01-26 13:05:00
Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Jan. 26, 1991Sting crowns Alternative...

The Last Ship Takes Down Its Sails As Sting Delivers a Moving Curtain Call Speech
Playbill Combined , 2015-01-25 21:32:25
The Last Ship, the new musical by and starring 16-time Grammy winner Sting — inspired by the songwriter's own childhood — ended its Broadway run on Jan. 24 after just under four months of performances at the Neil Simon Theatre.

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