Sting

Sting

Musician, songwriter, producer, actor
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Sting

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), known as Sting, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for new wave rock band the Police from 1977 to 1984, and launched a solo career in 1985. He has included elements of rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age and worldbeat in his music.

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Full name at birth
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner
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Claim to fame
Roxanne (The Police)
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Date of birth
2 October 1951
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Place of birth
Wallsend, North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear,England, UK
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Age
70
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Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Guitarist, Producer, Activist, Actor
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Height
6' (183 cm)
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Weight
180 lbs (81.6 kg)
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  • He playes on bass, mandoline, lute, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, guitalele, harmonica, saxophone, oboe, hurdy gurdy, synclavier, drums, percussion
  • Member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Member of Songwriters Hall of Fame
  • He worked as a bus conductor, constructor labourer, tax officer, schoolteacher
  • Big football fan
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Dress size
8
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Shoe size
11
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  • Dogs
  • Horses
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Residence
Wiltshire, England, UK New York City, New York, US Malibu, California, US Rignano sull'Arno, Tuscany, Italy London, England, UK
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Net worth
$400,000,000 USD
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High school
St. Cuthbert's Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, UK
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Nothern Counties College of Education, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, UK
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Partner: Trudie Styler (Married) 4 children
1982-
Sting and Trudie Styler
I have six kids, and I can`t under-estimate the stake in the future they have given me. They certainly fulfil my life more than anything. I could do without many things in my life, but certainly not the love of my family. No way.
  • His song "Roxanne" is one of the top 50 bar/jukebox songs of all time, according to VH-1.
  • The Police ended their last tour in early 1984 and only regrouped to play a few benefit dates in 1986. Their last performance to date was March 10, 2003 at their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction. They have never announced an official breakup.
  • Reunited with his former band-mates and performed at the 2007 Grammy Awards. The next day, The Police announced a worldwide tour in 2007, the first tour since 1986.
  • His favorite music is actually jazz.
  • Ranked #63 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.

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