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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 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
  • 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, 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

Watch Sting & Jimmy Fallon Put a Barbershop Quartet Spin on 'Roxanne'
Billboard, 2015-05-23 21:02:45
It's "Roxanne" like you never heard it before. When Sting stopped by The Tonight Show, the Police frontman didn't turn on the red light, but instead...

Paul McCartney plays private concert for execs, stars
Yahoo Entertainment, 2015-05-13 05:50:14
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul McCartney played a private concert with a crowd that included Wall Street executives and boldface names that included Sting and Oprah.

Paramount Lands Rights to Atlantic Article on Flint Wedding Sting (EXCLUSIVE)
Variety, 2015-05-12 19:01:15
Paramount Pictures has just optioned the rights to the Atlantic article “The Wedding Sting,” with Mary Parent on board to produce. The bidding for the article was quite competitive with a handful of studios, including Universal, in the hunt for the rights before Paramount came in with the best offer. ...

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