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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 pioneering new wave rock band The Police, and for his subsequent solo career.

Fact file

  • Born: Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner 2 October 1951 (age 63) Wallsend, Northumberland, England
  • Other names: Sting
  • Occupation: Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, activist, actor, philanthropist
  • Net worth: £180 million (estimated as of 2014)
  • Religion: Agnosticism
  • Spouse(s): Frances Tomelty (m. 1976–84) Trudie Styler (m. 1992)
  • Children: Joe Sumner Kate Sumner Mickey Sumner Jake Sumner Eliot Sumner Giacomo Sumner
  • 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, Afrojack, Cheb Mami

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

In the news

ArtsBeat: In Performance: Sting and Rachel Tucker of ‘The Last Ship’
NY Times Music, 2014-12-16 13:01:30
The actress Rachel Tucker sings the number “August Winds” from the Broadway musical “The Last Ship” accompanied by the show’s composer, Sting, on guitar.

ArtsBeat: Lou Reed, Green Day and Bill Withers to Join Rock Hall of Fame
NY Times Music, 2014-12-16 07:00:28
Nominees that didn’t make the final cut this year include Nine Inch Nails, Sting, N.W.A, Chic and Kraftwerk.

Cast Album of Sting Musical The Last Ship Released Today
Playbill Combined , 2014-12-16 05:00:12
Universal Music Classics releases the original Broadway cast album of The Last Ship, the new folk-tinged musical by 16-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sting, Dec. 16 in stores and online.

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