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Sting
Sting at Madison Square Garden in New York on 1 August 2007 (photo Lionel Urman)
Sting at Madison Square Garden in New York on 1 August 2007 (photo Lionel Urman)
Background information
Birth name Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner
Born October 2, 1951 (1951-10-02) (age 56)
Wallsend, England
Genre(s) Rock, Pop, New Wave, Reggae, Jazz, Classical
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter, Producer, Actor
Instrument(s) Vocals, Bass guitar, Guitar
Years active 1974 — present
Label(s) A&M
Deutsche Grammophon
Universal Music Group
Associated acts The Police
Website Sting
Notable instrument(s)
Fender Precision Bass

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, CBE (born October 2, 1951), universally known by his stage name Sting, is an Academy Award-nominated sixteen time Grammy-winning English musician from Wallsend in North Tyneside. Prior to starting his solo career, he was the principal songwriter, lead singer and bass guitar player of the rock band The Police. As a solo musician and member of The Police, Sting has sold over 45 million records[1], and received over sixteen Grammy Awards for his work, receiving his first Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1981, and receiving an Oscar nomination for best song[2][3] Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Contents

Biography

Early life

Sumner was born in Wallsend (an area of North Tyneside in the northeast of England[4]) to Ernest Sumner and his wife Audrey Cowell, a hairdresser. Ernest and Audrey had three more children after Gordon: a son Philip and two daughters, Angela and Anita. Ernest managed a dairy: young Gordon would often assist his father with the early-morning milk-delivery rounds. The Sumner siblings were raised as Roman Catholics, due to the influence of their Irish paternal grandmother. Wallsend is also a suburb of the city of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia , Wallsend is a town in North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England. ... North Tyneside is a metropolitan borough in the North East of England, part of the Tyne and Wear urban area centred on Newcastle and formerly part of Northumberland. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


Gordon attended St Cuthbert's High School in Newcastle upon Tyne. Later, he left the University of Warwick in Coventry, after only one term. During this time, Gordon would often sneak into nightclubs like the Club-A-Go-Go. Here, he would watch acts such as Jack Bruce and Jimi Hendrix...acts which would later influence Gordon's own music. After jobs as a bus conductor, a construction laborer, and a tax officer, Gordon attended Northern Counties College of Education, (which later became part of Northumbria University) from 1971 to 1974 and qualified as a teacher [5]. He then worked as a schoolteacher at St. Paul's First School in Cramlington for two years. His experiences there would inspire him to write two of the Police's greatest hits: "Don't Stand So Close To Me" and "Roxanne." Each was loosely based on one of his favorite books: Lolita and Cyrano de Bergerac, respectively. St. ... The University of Warwick is a British campus university located on the outskirts of Coventry, West Midlands, England and is regarded as one of the countrys leading universities. ... For other uses, see Coventry (disambiguation). ... John Symon Asher Jack Bruce (born May 14, 1943) is a Scottish-born musician, composer and singer. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... Northumbria University is a modern university located in Newcastle upon Tyne in North East England. ... , The town of Cramlington in the county of Northumberland is situated nine miles north of the provincial city of Newcastle Upon Tyne in the north east of England. ... This article is about the novel by Vladimir Nabokov. ... Cyrano de Bergerac is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand based on the life of the real Cyrano de Bergerac. ...


From an early age, Sumner knew that he wanted to be a musician. His first music gigs were wherever he could get a job. He performed evenings, weekends, and during vacations from college and from teaching. He played with local jazz bands such as the Phoenix Jazzmen, the Newcastle Big Band, and Last Exit. For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... For other uses, see Concert (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... The British jazz fusion band Last Exit was formed in Newcastle upon Tyne England in 1974, and is best remembered as the group Sting was in before finding stardom with The Police. ...


Origin of nickname

Sting has stated that he gained his nickname while with the Phoenix Jazzmen. He once performed wearing a black and yellow sweater with hooped stripes that bandleader Gordon Solomon had noted made him look like a bumblebee; thus Sumner became "Sting". He uses Sting almost exclusively, except on official documents. In a press conference filmed in the movie Bring on the Night, he jokingly stated when referred to by a journalist as Gordon, "My children call me Sting, my mother calls me Sting, who is this Gordon character?" This article is about the flying insect. ... Bring On the Night is a live album recorded over the course of several live shows in 1985 and released in 1986. ...


The Police

Main article: The Police

In January 1977, Sting moved from Newcastle to London, and soon thereafter he joined Stewart Copeland and Henry Padovani (who was soon replaced by Andy Summers) to form the New Wave band The Police. Between 1978 and 1983, they released five chart-topping albums and won six Grammy Awards. This article is about the rock band. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the band The Police and is an influential drum stylist. ... Henry Padovani (b. ... Andy Summers (born Andrew James Somers 31 December 1942) is an English guitarist and composer best known for his work in The Police. ... The New Wave was a movement in American, Australian and British popular music, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, growing out of the New York City musical scene centered around the club CBGB. The term itself is a source of much confusion. ... This article is about the rock band. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Although their initial sound was punk inspired, The Police soon switched to reggae-tinged rock and minimalist pop. Their last album, Synchronicity, which included their most successful song, "Every Breath You Take", was released in 1983. Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Synchronicity is the fifth album by The Police, released in 1983. ... Every Breath You Take is a song written by Sting and originally performed by The Police. ...


While never formally breaking up, after Synchronicity, the group agreed to concentrate on solo projects. As the years went by, the band members, particularly Sting, increasingly dismissed the possibility of reforming. In 2007, however, the band reformed and announced a world tour. The Police Reunion Tour is a 2007-2008 concert tour by The Police, marking the 30th anniversary of their beginnings. ...


Early solo work

In September 1981, Sting made his first live solo appearance, performing on all four nights of the fourth Amnesty International benefit The Secret Policeman's Other Ball at the invitation of producer Martin Lewis. He performed solo versions of "Roxanne" and "Message in a Bottle", playing the guitar. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Amnesty international Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is an international non-governmental organization which defines its mission as to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience... The Secret Policemans Ball — The Complete Edition (2004 DVD box set - cover) The Secret Policemans Balls is the collective name informally used to describe a long-running series of benefit shows staged in England to raise funds for the human rights organisation Amnesty International. ... Martin Lewis. ... For the song Roxanne, Roxanne by U.T.F.O. and the rejoinders including Roxannes Revenge by Roxanne Shanté, see Roxanne Wars Roxanne is a hit song by the rock band The Police, first released in 1978 as a single and on their album Outlandos dAmour. ... Message in a Bottle is a 1979 song by The Police, from their second album, Reggatta de Blanc. ...


He also led an all-star band (dubbed "The Secret Police") on his own arrangement of Bob Dylan's, "I Shall Be Released". The band and chorus included Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Phil Collins, Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, all of whom (except Beck) later worked together on Live Aid. This article is about the recording artist. ... I Shall Be Released is a 1967 song written by Bob Dylan. ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London) is an English rock guitarist. ... For other uses, see Phil Collins (disambiguation). ... Robert Frederick Xenon Geldof[1], KBE[2], known as Bob Geldof (born 5 October 1951) [3], is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. ... Midge Ure OBE (born James Ure, 10 October 1953, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland) is a rock and roll guitarist, singer, keyboard player, and songwriter. ... Live Aid was a multi-venue rock music concert held on July 13, 1985). ...


His performances were featured prominently in the album and movie of the show and drew Sting major critical attention. Sumner's participation in The Secret Policeman's Other Ball was the beginning of his growing involvement in raising money and consciousness for political and social causes. The Secret Policemans Other Ball was the fourth of the benefit shows staged by the British Section of Amnesty International to raise funds for its research and campaign work in the human rights field. ...


In 1982 he released a solo single, Spread a Little Happiness from the film version of the Dennis Potter television play Brimstone and Treacle. The song was a re-interpretation of a song from the 1920s musical Mr. Cinders by Vivian Ellis, and was a surprise Top 20 hit in the UK. Liber Amoris Dennis Christopher George Potter (17 May 1935—7 June 1994) was a controversial British dramatist who is best known for several widely acclaimed television dramas which mixed fantasy and reality, the personal and the social. ... Brimstone and Treacle is a 1970s play by Dennis Potter about a middle-aged middle-class couple living in a North London suburb who are unfortunate enough to have their beautiful undergraduate daughters life reduced to a severely handicapped existence by a hit-and-run driver. ... Mr Cinders was a musical which opened at the Adelphi Theatre, London on 11 February 1929. ... Vivian Ellis (October 29, 1904 - 1996) was an English musical comedy composer. ...


1980s

Sting's first solo album, 1985's The Dream of the Blue Turtles, featured a cast of accomplished jazz musicians, including Kenny Kirkland, Darryl Jones, Omar Hakim, and Branford Marsalis. It included the hit single "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free". The single included a fan favourite non-LP track titled "Another Day". The album also yielded the hits "Fortress Around Your Heart", "Russians", and "Love is the Seventh Wave". Within a year, it reached Triple Platinum. This album would help Sting garner a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. The film and video Bring on the Night documented the formation of the band and its first concert in France. The Dream of the Blue Turtles is the first solo album released by Sting. ... Kenneth David “Kenny” Kirkland (September 28, 1955 in Newport, New York – November 11, 1998 in New York City, New York) was an American pianist/keyboardist most often associated with Sting, Branford Marsalis and Wynton Marsalis. ... Darryl Jones (born December 11, 1961), also known as The Munch, is an American bassist, highly regarded in both jazz and rock music. ... Omar Hakim (born February 12,1959 New York City) is a noted drummer in jazz, jazz fusion and pop music. ... Branford Marsalis. ... If You Love Somebody Set Them Free is the first single released from Stings solo debut album The Dream of the Blue Turtles. ... Fortress Around Your Heart is a Sting song from his 1985 album The Dream of the Blue Turtles. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with RIAA certification. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Also in 1985, he sang the introduction and chorus to "Money for Nothing", a groundbreaking song by Dire Straits (he was given co-writer status and receives royalties based on his somewhat minor performance, supposedly because he reused his melody from The Police hit "Don't Stand So Close to Me" for his vocal parts, although the melodies are in fact different. It is one of only two shared songwriting credits on any Dire Straits album). He performed this song with Dire Straits at the Live Aid Concert at Wembley Stadium. Sting also provided a short guest vocal performance on the Miles Davis album You're Under Arrest. He also sang backing vocals in Arcadia's single "The Promise" from their only album, So Red the Rose. He also contributed a version of "Mack the Knife" to the Hal Willner-produced tribute album Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill. For other uses, see Money for Nothing (disambiguation). ... This article is about the band. ... For the new stadium, see Wembley Stadium. ... Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, widely considered to be one of the most influential of the 20th century. ... Front cover artwork Youre Under Arrest is a 1985 album recorded by Miles Davis that saw Miles mix pop tunes with political statements about racism, pollution and war. ... Arcadia (Nick Rhodes & Simon Le Bon). ... So Red The Rose is the platinum-selling album by Arcadia, which was released in 1985 -- the only album the band ever released. ... For other uses, see Mack the Knife (disambiguation). ... Hal Willner (born 1957, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a music producer working in recording, Films, TV and live events. ...


Sting released ...Nothing Like the Sun in 1987, including the hit songs "We'll Be Together", "Fragile", "Englishman in New York", and "Be Still My Beating Heart", dedicated to his recently-deceased mother. It eventually went Double Platinum. The song "The Secret Marriage" from this album was adapted from a melody by German composer Hanns Eisler, and "Englishman In New York" was about the eccentric writer Quentin Crisp. The album's title is taken from William Shakespeare's Sonnet 130. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Well Be Together is a Sting song from his 1987 album Nothing Like the Sun. ... Englishman In New York is the title of two entirely unrelated songs, one recorded by Godley and Creme and one by Sting. ... Hanns Eisler (July 6, 1898 - September 6, 1962) was a German and Austrian composer. ... Quentin Crisp (December 25, 1908) – November 21, 1999), was an English writer, artists model, actor and raconteur known for his memorable and insightful witticisms. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Shakespeares Sonnet CXXX mocks the conventions of the garish and flowery courtly sonnets in its realistic portrayal of his mistress. ...


Soon thereafter, in February 1988, he released Nada Como el Sol, a selection of five songs from Sun sung (by Sting himself) in Spanish and Portuguese. Sting was also involved in two other recordings in the late 1980s, the first in 1987 with noted jazz arranger Gil Evans who placed Sting in a big band setting for a live album of Sting's songs (the CD was not released in the U.S.), and the second on Frank Zappa's 1988 Broadway the Hard Way album, where Sting performs an unusual arrangement of "Murder By Numbers", set to the tune "Stolen Moments" by jazz composer Oliver Nelson, and "dedicated" to fundamentalist evangelist Jimmy Swaggart. Gil Evans (13 May 1912 in Toronto Canada – 20 March 1988 in Cuernavaca, Mexico) was a jazz pianist, arranger, composer, and bandleader, active in the United States. ... Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, musician, and film director. ... Cover of Broadway The Hard Way (1989) Broadway The Hard Way is a live Frank Zappa double-album recorded at various performances along his 1988 world tour. ... Oliver Edward Nelson (June 4, 1932 in St. ... Jimmy Lee Swaggart (born March 15, 1935 in Ferriday, Louisiana) is a Pentecostal preacher and pioneer of televangelism who reached the height of his popularity in the 1980s. ...


October 1988 saw the release of Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale with the London Sinfonietta conducted by Kent Nagano. It featured Vanessa Redgrave, Sir Ian McKellen and Sting in the role of the soldier. Igor Stravinsky. ... Histoire du soldat (sometimes written Lhistoire du soldat; translated as The Soldiers Tale or A Soldiers Tale) is a 1918 theatrical work to be read, played, and danced (lue, jouée et dansée) set to music by Igor Stravinsky. ... Kent Nagano is the current music director of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. ... Vanessa Redgrave, CBE (born 30 January 1937) is an Academy Award winning English actress and member of the Redgrave family, one of the enduring theatrical dynasties. ... Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE (born 25 May 1939) is an English stage and screen actor, the recipient of the Tony Award and two Oscar nominations. ...


1990s

Sting's 1991 album The Soul Cages was dedicated to his recently deceased father and included the Top 10 song "All this Time" and the Grammy-winning "Soul Cages". The album eventually went Platinum. The following year, he married Trudie Styler and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in music from Northumbria University. In 1993, he released the album Ten Summoner's Tales, which went Triple Platinum in just over a year. Ten Summoner's Tales was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 1993 and nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1994. The title is wordplay on his surname, Sumner and The Summoner's Tale, one of The Canterbury Tales. The single, "Fields of Gold" had moderate success on radio airways. Concurrent video albums were released to support Soul Cages (a live concert) and Ten Summoner's Tales (recorded during the recording sessions for the album). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Trudie Styler (born 6 January 1955 [1], in Birmingham, England) is an actor and producer. ... Northumbria University is a modern university located in Newcastle upon Tyne in North East England. ... Ten Summoners Tales is the fourth solo studio album by the rock musician Sting. ... The Mercury Prize, formerly the Mercury Music Prize and currently known as the Nationwide Mercury Prize for sponsorship reasons, is an annual music prize awarded for the best British or Irish album of the previous 12 months. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Summoners Tale is one of The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. ... For other uses, see The Canterbury Tales (disambiguation). ...


In May 1993, Sting released a cover of his own classic Police song from the Ghost in the Machine album, "Demolition Man" for the Demolition Man film. For other uses, please see Ghost in the Machine (disambiguation) Ghost in the Machine is the fourth album by The Police, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Demolition Man may refer to: Demolition Man (film), a 1993 film from Warner Brothers starring Sylvester Stallone Demolition Man (album), Stings soundtrack EP for the 1993 film Demolition Man, (band) A Tribute to the Music of The POLICE (Sting; Andy Summers; Stewart Copeland) Demolition Man (pinball), a pinball machine...


Sting reached a pinnacle of success in 1994. Together with Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart, they performed the chart-topping song "All For Love" from the film The Three Musketeers. The song stayed at the top of the U.S. charts for five weeks and went Platinum; it is to date Sting's only song from his post-Police career to top the U.S. charts. In February, he won two more Grammy Awards and was nominated for three more. The Berklee College of Music gave him his second honorary doctorate of music degree in May. In November, he released a greatest hits compilation called Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting, which eventually was certified Double Platinum. For other persons of the same name, see Brian Adams. ... Rod Stewart CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a singer and songwriter born and raised in London, England, with Scottish parentage. ... All For Love is a Korean Series dubbed in Tagalog, shown in the Philippines on GMA, the Kapuso Netwrok. ... [[--69. ... Berklee College of Music, founded in 1945, is an independent music college in Boston, Massachusetts with many prominent faculty, staff, alumni, and visiting artists. ... For a list of albums known simply as Greatest Hits, see List of albums titled Greatest Hits. ...


Sting's 1996 album, Mercury Falling debuted strongly with the single "Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot", but it dropped quickly on the charts. He reached the Top 40 with two singles the same year with "You Still Touch Me" (June) and "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying" (December) (which became a country music hit the next year in a version recorded with American country singer Toby Keith). During this period, Sting was also recording music for the upcoming Disney film Kingdom of the Sun, which went on to be reworked into The Emperor's New Groove. The film went through drastic overhauls and plot changes, many of which were documented by Sting's wife, Trudie Styler. She captured the moment he was called by Disney who then informed him that his songs would not be used in the final film. The story was put into a final product: The Sweatbox, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Disney currently holds the rights to the film and will not grant its release. That same year Sting also released a little-known CD-ROM called All This Time, which provided music, commentary and custom computer features describing Sting and his music from his perspective. Mercury Falling is the fifth studio album released by Sting. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... Im So Happy I Cant Stop Crying is a Sting song from his 1996 album Mercury Falling. ... Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961) is an American country music singer-songwriter who has enjoyed commercial success throughout the 1990s and 2000s. ... The Emperors New Groove is an Academy Award-nominated animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures through Buena Vista Distribution on December 15, 2000. ... Trudie Styler (born 6 January 1955 [1], in Birmingham, England) is an actor and producer. ... The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is generally considered to be one of the five top film festivals in the world. ...


Also in 1996, Sting provided some vocals for the Tina Turner single "On Silent Wings" as a part of her Wildest Dreams album. Sting has also co-operated with Greek popular singer George Dalaras, giving a common concert in Athens. Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... On Silent Wings is a hit single recorded by Grammy Award winning Soul & Rock singer Tina Turner with guest vocals from Sting. ... Wildest Dreams is an album released by Tina Turner in 1996. ... George Dalaras (Greek: Γιώργος Νταλάρας), also possibly spelled as Yorgos or Giorgos Ntalaras is regarded as the best contemporary Greek singer. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ...


"Moonlight", a rare jazz performance by Sting for the 1995 remake of Sabrina, written by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman and John Williams, was nominated for a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television. Sabrina is a 1995 film adapted by Barbara Benedek and David Rayfiel, based on the 1954 screenplay, which in turn was based upon a play entitled Sabrina Fair. ...


2000s

Sting live in Budapest, 2000
Sting live in Budapest, 2000

The Emperor's New Groove soundtrack was released with complete songs from the previous version of the film, which included Rascal Flatts and Shawn Colvin. This is seen by many as a move on Disney's part to soothe the relationship with Sting and to keep open the door for future projects. The final single used to promote the film was "My Funny Friend and Me". Image File history File links Sting2. ... Image File history File links Sting2. ... For other uses, see Budapest (disambiguation). ... Rascal Flatts is an American Country Pop band formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2000. ... Shawn Colvin. ...


Sting's September 1999 album Brand New Day included the Top 40 hits "Brand New Day" and "Desert Rose". The album went Triple Platinum by January 2001. In 2000, he won Grammy Awards for Brand New Day and the song of the same name. At the awards ceremony, he performed "Desert Rose" with his collaborator on the album version, Cheb Mami. For his performance, the Arab-American Institute Foundation gave him the Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Award. However, Sting was criticised for appearing in a Jaguar advertisement using "Desert Rose" as its backing track, particularly as he was a notable environmentalist. Brand New Day is Sting‘s sixth solo album. ... Desert Rose is a hit single by Sting from his album Brand New Day (1999). ... Cheb Mami, real name Mohamed Kélifati (born July 11, 1966, Saïda, Algeria) is an Algerian-born raï singer. ... Khalil Gibran Gibran Khalil Gibran (January 6, 1883 - April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese poet and artist. ... Jaguar Cars Limited is a luxury car manufacturer, originally with headquarters in Browns Lane, Coventry, England but now at Whitley, Coventry. ... Bold textHello ...


In February 2001 he won another Grammy. His song "After The Rain Has Fallen" made it into the Top 40. His next project was to record a live album at his Tuscan villa, which was to be released as a CD and DVD, as well as being simulcast in its entirety on the internet. The CD and DVD were to be entitled On such a night and was intended to feature re-workings of Sting favourites such as "Roxanne" and "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free." The concert, however, was scheduled for September 11, 2001 and due to the terrorist attacks in America that day, the project was altered in various ways. The webcast was shut down after one song (a reworked version of "Fragile"), after which Sting let it be up to the audience whether or not to continue with the show. Eventually they decided to go through with the concert, and the resultant album and DVD was released in November under a different title, ...All This Time. Both are dedicated "to all those who lost their lives on that day". For other uses, see Tuscany (disambiguation). ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...


He performed a special arrangement of "Fragile" with Yo-Yo Ma and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is a Chinese name; the family name is Ma Yo-Yo Ma (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (b. ... The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a large choir sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, and with the theme slogan Light The Fire Within, were celebrated in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ...


In 2002 Sting won a Golden Globe Award and in June, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In the summer, Sting was awarded the honour of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). In 2003 he released Sacred Love, a studio album featuring collaborations with hip-hop artist Mary J. Blige and sitar maestro Anoushka Shankar. He and Blige won a Grammy for their duet, "Whenever I Say Your Name". The album did not have the hit singles like his previous releases. The first single, "Send Your Love" reached only #30 and reviews were mixed. However, the album did reach platinum status by January 2004. The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Songwriters Hall of Fame is an arm of the National Academy of Popular Music. ... The British honours system is a means of rewarding individuals personal bravery, achievement or service to the United Kingdom. ... The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... Sacred Love is the eighth studio album by Sting. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American R&B, soul, and hip hop soul singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, record producer, actress, and hip hop icon who has sold more than 40 million records and over 10 million singles worldwide. ... Diagram of some sitar parts. ... Anoushka Shankar (b. ...


His autobiography Broken Music was published in October. Sting embarked on a Sacred Love tour in 2004 with performances by Annie Lennox. Sting went on the Broken Music tour, touring smaller venues, with a four piece band starting in Los Angeles on 28 March 2005 and ending this "College Tour" on 14 May 2005. Sting appears as a guest on the 2005 Monkey Business CD by American hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas, adding vocals to the track "Union" which makes heavy use of samples from his Englishman in New York. Annie Lennox (born 25 December 1954) is a Scottish musician, vocalist, and Academy Award-winning songwriter. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Monkey Business is the fourth album by The Black Eyed Peas, released in various countries in late May to early June 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip-hop group from Los Angeles, California, who have enjoyed worldwide pop success. ... Englishman In New York is the title of two entirely unrelated songs, one recorded by Godley and Creme and one by Sting. ...

Sting with The Police at Madison Square Garden, New York, 1 August 2007 (photo Lionel Urman)
Sting with The Police at Madison Square Garden, New York, 1 August 2007 (photo Lionel Urman)

Continuing with his involvement in Live Aid, he appeared at Live 8 in July 2005. During 2006, Sting collaborated with Roberto Livi in producing a Spanish language version of his cult classic "Fragile" entitled "Fragilidad" on the album Rhythms Del Mundo by Latino recording legends "The Buena Vista Sound" (previously known as the Buena Vista Social Club) available via www.apeuk.org. This article is about the rock band. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Live Aid was a multi-venue rock music concert held on July 13, 1985). ... Official Live8 DVD, released in November 2005 Live 8 was a series of concurrent benefit concerts that took place on 2 July 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa. ...


In October 2006, Sting released an album, to mixed reviews, entitled Songs from the Labyrinth featuring the music of John Dowland (an Elizabethan-era composer) and accompaniment from Bosnian lute player Edin Karamazov. As a part of the promotion of this album, he appeared on the fifth episode of Studio 60 during which he performed a segment of Dowland's "Come Again" as well as his own "Fields of Gold" in the arrangement for voice and two archlutes. Reports surfaced in early 2007 that Sting would reunite with his former Police bandmates for a 30th anniversary tour. These rumours were confirmed by posts on the popular fanzine Stingus and on various other newswebsites such as De Standaard, Yahoo! etc. In May 2007, Deutsche Grammophon releases the opera Welcome to the Voice composer Steve Nieve), with Sting portraying the main character, Dyonisos. Songs From The Labyrinth is an album of recordings of the music of John Dowland by Sting and Bosnian lutenist Edin Karamazov. ... John Dowland (1563 – February 20, 1626) was an English composer, singer, and lutenist. ... The Elizabethan Era is the period associated with the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558 - 1603) and is often considered to be a golden age in English history. ... A renaissance-era lute. ... Edin Karamazov is a Bosnian musician-lutenist (born in 1965 in Zenica, Bosnia). ... Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is an Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe Award nominated American television Comedy-drama series created and written by Aaron Sorkin. ... Come Again, sweet love doth now invite. ... Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984-1994 is the first compilation issued by Sting. ... An Archlute by Matteo Sellas, Venice, 17th century The archlute (Italian arciliuto, German Erzlaute, Russian Архилютня) a European plucked string instrument was developed around 1600 as a compromise between the very large theorbo, the size and re-entrant tuning of which made for difficuties in the performance of solo music, and... De Standaard (The Standard) is a Flemish daily newspaper with a circulation of 80,696 [1]. The first edition appeared on 4 December 1918. ... Yahoo redirects here. ... The bilingual opera (French and English) Welcome to the Voice is an original story and libretto by Muriel Teodori with music composed by Steve Nieve. ...


On February 11, 2007, Sting reunited with the other members of the Police as the introductory act for the 2007 Grammy Awards, singing "Roxanne", and subsequently announced The Police Reunion Tour, the first concert of which was held in Vancouver on May 28 in front of 22,000 fans at one of two nearly sold-out concerts. The Police will be on tour for approximately a year, beginning with North America and eventually crossing over to Europe, South America, Australia & New Zealand and Japan. is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... For the song Roxanne, Roxanne by U.T.F.O. and the rejoinders including Roxannes Revenge by Roxanne Shanté, see Roxanne Wars Roxanne is a hit song by the rock band The Police, first released in 1978 as a single and on their album Outlandos dAmour. ... The Police Reunion Tour is a 2007-2008 concert tour by The Police, marking the 30th anniversary of their beginnings. ... is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2007 he recorded a song called "Power's Out" with Nicole Scherzinger (lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls) the song is featured on her debut album Her Name Is Nicole which she is prepared to release in the beginning of 2008. On February 1, 2008, "Power's Out" was added on Nicole's official website and now "Power's Out" will be the official second single off Her Name Is Nicole. Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente Scherzinger (also known as Nicole Kea) (born June 29, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, and occasional actress best known for her work as the lead vocalist for the Pussycat Dolls. ... Her Name Is Nicole is the debut solo album by American pop/R&B singer Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Acting career

Sting occasionally has ventured into acting. Notable film roles include:

Sting narrated the American premiere of the musical Yanomamo (1983), by Peter Rose and Anne Conlon outlining problems that existed in the Amazon rainforest. This was made into a film and later broadcast as Song of the Forest (currently available from WWF-UK). Other appearances on the stage and television include guest spots on Saturday Night Live and Ally McBeal. He also provided the voice of Zarm on the 1990s television show Captain Planet and the Planeteers. In 1989 he starred as Macheath (Mack the Knife) in the The Threepenny Opera, the classic 1928 German musical work by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill in New York and Washington. He most recently appeared as a musical guest on the fictional series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Quadrophenia is a 1979 British film based on the 1973 rock opera album Quadrophenia by The Who. ... Brimstone and Treacle is a 1970s play by Dennis Potter about a middle-aged middle-class couple living in a North London suburb who are unfortunate enough to have their beautiful undergraduate daughters life reduced to a severely handicapped existence by a hit-and-run driver. ... Feyd-Rautha portrayed by Matt Keeslar in the Dune miniseries Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen is a key character in the science fiction novel Dune by Frank Herbert. ... Dune is a 1984 science fiction film written and directed by David Lynch, based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name. ... Plenty is a 1985 movie starring Meryl Streep, Charles Dance, Tracey Ullman, John Gielgud, Sting, Ian McKellen, Sam Neill and Burt Kwouk. ... Baron Frankenstein is a fictional baron who appears in the 1931 film adaptation of Mary Shelleys novel, Frankenstein. ... The Bride is an adaptation of Mary Shelleys Frankenstein, released in 1985 and directed by Franc Roddam. ... Bring on the Night is a 1985 documentary film, directed by Michael Apted, which focuses on the jazz-inspired project and band led by the British musician Sting during the early stages of his solo career. ... The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a 1988 film directed by Terry Gilliam, starring John Neville (as the Baron), Sarah Polley, Eric Idle, Jonathan Pryce, Oliver Reed, Uma Thurman, and Robin Williams. ... Stormy Monday is the 1988 feature film debut of director Mike Figgis. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Radio Bart is the thirteenth episode of The Simpsons third season. ... The Grotesque is a 1995 British film by John-Paul Davidson, adapted from the 1989 novel by Patrick McGrath. ... Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) is a British film directed and written by Guy Ritchie. ... The Vicar of Dibley is a British sitcom created by Richard Curtis, and written by Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer. ... For the origin of the term, see comic relief. ... For the video game based on the film, see Bee Movie Game. ... Peter Rose (Music) and Anne Conlon (Words) are award-winning writers best known for their environmental musicals for children. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed... SNL redirects here. ... For the character, see Ally McBeal (character). ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Captain Planet and the Planeteers is an American animated environmentalist television program, based on an idea by Ted Turner and produced by Andy Heyward, Robby London, Barbara Pyle and Nicholas Boxer. ... Die Dreigroschenoper, original German poster from Berlin, 1928. ... {{dy justified his choice of form, and from about 1929 on he began to interpret its penchant for contradictions, much as had Eisenstein, in terms of the dialectic. ... Kurt Julian Weill (March 2, 1900 – April 3, 1950), born in Dessau, Germany and died in New York City, was a German and in his later years, a German-American composer active from the 1920s until his death. ... Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is an Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe Award nominated American television Comedy-drama series created and written by Aaron Sorkin. ...


Sting appeared on the television sitcom Ally McBeal as himself, being sued for appearing to sing to a fan by the fan's husband. Because of Sting's schedule, this suit forced his lawyer, Larry Paul, to dedicate the day to him causing him to stay away from his girlfriend, Ally, on her birthday. For the character, see Ally McBeal (character). ...


Activism

While with the Police, Sting wrote "Driven to Tears", an angry indictment of apathy in the face of world hunger, and it preceded his work on Sir Bob Geldof's "Feed The World" project. Sting sang on "Do They Know It's Christmas?" -- a hit single from Geldof's pop music super-group called "Band Aid" which eventually led to the Live Aid Concert in July 1985, in which Sting also took part, performing with Branford Marsalis, Phil Collins, and with the group Dire Straits. Cover art for the original Do They Know Its Christmas? release – artist Peter Blake This article is about the song. ... Live Aid was a multi-venue rock music concert held on July 13, 1985). ...


Throughout the 1980s, Sting strongly supported environmentalism and humanitarian movements, such as Amnesty International. In 1986 he was interviewed by the BBC about the origins of his support for Amnesty International and he stated: "I've been a member of Amnesty and a support member for five years, due to an entertainment event called The Secret Policeman's Ball and before that I did not know about Amnesty, I did not know about its work, I did not know about torture in the world." The historic Blue Marble photograph, which helped bring environmentalism to the public eye. ... Humanitarianism is the view that all people should be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve as human beings, and that advancing the well-being of humanity is a noble goal. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Amnesty international Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is an international non-governmental organization which defines its mission as to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience...


Sting's first involvement in the human rights cause occurred in September 1981 when he was invited by producer Martin Lewis to participate in the fourth Amnesty International gala The Secret Policeman's Other Ball following the example set at the 1979 show by Pete Townshend.[6] Sting performed two of his Police compositions as a soloist - "Roxanne" and "Message in a Bottle"' - appearing on all four nights of the show at the Theatre Royal in London. Sting also led an impromptu super-group of other musicians (dubbed The Secret Police) performing at the show including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Phil Collins, Donovan, Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in the show's grand finale - Sting's own reggae-tinged arrangement of Bob Dylan's I Shall Be Released. The event was the first time that Sting had worked with Geldof, Collins and Ure - an association that developed further with 1984's Band Aid and 1985's Live Aid. Sting's performance - his first live appearances as a solo performer - was prominently featured on the album of the show (being its lead tracks) and in the film. In 1986, Sting was one of the headline performers on Amnesty's Conspiracy of Hope tour of the US. In late 1986, Sting visited Quentin Crisp in his New York City apartment and learned about what it was like for Crisp to grow up gay in the homophobic 1920s - 1960s. As a result, Sting dedicated the song "Englishman In New York" to Crisp. Martin Lewis. ... The Secret Policemans Other Ball was the fourth of the benefit shows staged by the British Section of Amnesty International to raise funds for its research and campaign work in the human rights field. ... Pete Townshend (born Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend on 19 May 1945 in Chiswick, London), is an award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer, and writer. ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 to Arnold and Ethel Beck in Wallington, Greater London) is an English rock guitarist. ... For other uses, see Phil Collins (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Donovan (disambiguation). ... Robert Frederick Xenon Geldof[1], KBE[2], known as Bob Geldof (born 5 October 1951) [3], is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. ... Midge Ure OBE (born James Ure, 10 October 1953, Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland) is a rock and roll guitarist, singer, keyboard player, and songwriter. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Quentin Crisp (December 25, 1908) – November 21, 1999), was an English writer, artists model, actor and raconteur known for his memorable and insightful witticisms. ... Englishman In New York is the title of two entirely unrelated songs, one recorded by Godley and Creme and one by Sting. ...


The summit of his many contributions to the human-rights cause came in 1988, when he joined a team of other major musicians - including Peter Gabriel and Bruce Springsteen - assembled under the banner of Amnesty International for the six-week world tour Human Rights Now! Tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Cobham,[1] Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... Springsteen redirects here. ... The Human Rights Now! Tour was a truly worldwide series of benefit concerts in behalf of Amnesty International that took place over six weeks in 1988. ... The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (abbreviated UDHR) is an advisory declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/217, 10 December 1948 at Palais de Chaillot, Paris). ...


In 1988, he released the single "They Dance Alone" which chronicled the plight of the mothers, wives and daughters of the "disappeared", the innocent victims of the Pinochet regime in Chile. Unable to publicly voice their grievances to the government about their missing loved ones, for fear that they would "go missing" too, the women of Chile would pin photos of their "disappeared" relatives on their clothing, and dance in silent outrage against the government in public places. General Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte1 (born November 25, 1915) was head of the military government that ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990. ...


With his wife Trudie Styler and Raoni Metuktire, a Kayapó Indian leader in Brazil, Sting founded the Rainforest Foundation to help save the rainforests. His support for these causes continues to this day, and includes an annual benefit concert held at New York's Carnegie Hall with Billy Joel, Elton John, James Taylor and other music superstars. A species of Colombian tree frog, Dendropsophus stingi, was named after him in recognition of his "commitment and efforts to save the rain forest" (Kaplan 1994). Trudie Styler (born 6 January 1955 [1], in Birmingham, England) is an actor and producer. ... Brazilian Indigenous chiefs of the Kayapo tribe: Raony, Kaye, Kadjor, Panara. ... The indigenous peoples of Brazil (povos indígenas in Portuguese) comprise a large number of distict ethnic groups who inhabited the countrys present territory prior its discovery by Europeans around 1500. ... The Rainforest Foundation is an UK charity dedicated to campaigning for the preservation of the rainforest and the rights of the indigenous people living there. ... For the novel, see Rainforest (novel). ... Binomial name (Kaplan, 1994) Dendropsophus stingi is a species of frog in the Hylidae family. ...


Sting and his wife Trudie Styler were awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience award in Sherborn Mass on June 30, 2000. Singer/song writer, documentary film producers for their commitment to the environment through the establishment of the Rainforest Foundation; to human rights in China through the documentary film on Tiananmen Square; and to peace and social justice through the powerful gift of song.[7] is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


In the early 1990s, Sting performed with Don Henley and Billy Joel in New York's Madison Square Garden at The Concert for Walden Woods. He also took part in the post-9-11 rock telethon to raise money for the families of the victims of terror attacks in the United States, and performed at the Live 8 concert, the follow up to 1985's Live Aid Concert. Donald Hugh Don Henley (born July 22, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas) is an American rock musician who is the drummer and one of the lead singers and songwriters of the band Eagles. ... William Joseph Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. ...


Sting is known to support cannabis reclassification in the United Kingdom. Following Tony Blair's intention to revoke the rescheduling of cannabis executed in January 2006, he has joined a list of prominent figures who have written to the Prime Minister urging him to keep cannabis as a class C drug.[8] Cannabis reclassification in the United Kingdom refers to the transfer of cannabis to a different Class of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency...


Personal life

Sting married actress Frances Tomelty from Northern Ireland, on 1 May 1976. Before they divorced in 1984, the couple had two children: Joseph (born 1976) and Fuchsia Katherine (a.k.a. "Kate", born 1982). Joe Sumner is a member of the band Fiction Plane. In 1980 Sting became a tax exile and moved to Galway in Ireland. Frances Tomelty (born 1956 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a Northern Irish actress, perhaps most famous for being the first wife of Sting. ... Northern Ireland (Irish: , Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a constituent country of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Joseph Sumner, born November 23, 1976, is the son of actress Frances Tomelty and singer/actor/activist Gordon Sumner, aka Sting. ... Fiction Plane is a pop-rock band from England. ... A tax exile is one who chooses to leave a country and instead to reside in a foreign nation or jurisdiction because personal taxes there are appreciably lower or even nil. ...


In 1982, shortly after the birth of his second child, Sting separated from Tomelty and began living with actress (and later film producer) Trudie Styler. The couple eventually married in 1992. Sting and Styler have four children: Bridget Michaela (a.k.a. "Mickey", born 19 January 1984), Jake (born 24 May 1985), Eliot Pauline (nicknamed "Coco", born 30 July 1990), and Giacomo Luke (born 17 December 1995). Trudie Styler (born 6 January 1955 [1], in Birmingham, England) is an actor and producer. ... is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Jake Sumner (born 24 May 1985) is a British model and the son of British singer Sting and Trudie Styler. ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...


Both of Sting's parents died from cancer in 1987. He did not, however, attend either funeral stating that the media fuss would be disrespectful to his parents.[9]


1995 found Sting preparing for a court appearance, against his former accountant who had misappropriated several million pounds of his money, much to the amusement of the press, without Sting even knowing it had vanished.


Sting owns several homes worldwide, including Elizabethan manor house Lake House and its 60-acre country estate in Wiltshire, England, a country cottage in the Lake District, a New York City apartment, a beach house in Malibu, California, a 600-acre (2.4 km²) estate in Tuscany, Italy, and two properties in London: an apartment on The Mall and an 18th century terrace house in Highgate.[10] In Highgate, Sting lives at 2 The Grove, Highgate Village, Highgate. According to an interview he did for German television broadcaster NDR in 1996, Sting chose a tree on the Lake House estate beside which he wishes to be buried someday. This article is about the unit of measurement. ... Not to be confused with Wilshire. ... The panorama across Eskdale from Ill Crag. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Location of Malibu in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1991-03-28 [2] Government  - Mayor Jeff Jennings [1] Area  - Total 100. ... A poppy field in Tuscany Tuscany (Italian Toscana) is a region in central Italy, bordering on Latium to the south, Umbria and Marche to the east, Emilia-Romagna and Liguria to the north, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. ... The Mall, looking towards Buckingham Palace The Mall (/mæl/) in London is the road running from Buckingham Palace at its western end to Admiralty Arch and on to Trafalgar Square at its eastern end, where it crosses Spring Gardens, which was where the Metropolitan Board of Works and for... This article is on the London suburb. ... Current logo of Norddeutscher Rundfunk. ...


To keep physically fit, for years Sting ran five miles (8 km) a day, and performed aerobics. He participated in running races at Parliament Hill and charity runs similar to the British 10K. However, around 1990 he met Danny Paradise who introduced him to yoga. Soon after, Sting began practicing yoga regularly. His practice consists primarily of an Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga series, though he has experimented with other forms. He has practiced with notable teachers: K. Patthabi Jois, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Maty Ezraty, James Brown, and Seane Corn. An aerobics class. ... For other uses such as Yoga postures, see Yoga (disambiguation) Statue of Shiva performing Yogic meditation Yoga (Sanskrit: योग Yoga, IPA: ) is a group of ancient spiritual practices originating in India. ... Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a system of yoga that has its origins in the ancient Yoga Korunta manuscript, compiled by the sage Vamana Rishi. ...


An avid chess player, Sting played Garry Kasparov in an exhibition game in 2000.[11][12] Garry Kasparov (Russian: ; Russian pronunciation: , Armenian: [1]) (born as Garri Kimovich Weinstein [2] on April 13, 1963, in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR; now Azerbaijan) is a Russian chess grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, writer and political activist. ...


Discography

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Albums

The Dream of the Blue Turtles is the first solo album released by Sting. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ten Summoners Tales is the fourth solo studio album by the rock musician Sting. ... Mercury Falling is the fifth studio album released by Sting. ... Sacred Love is the eighth studio album by Sting. ... Songs From The Labyrinth is an album of recordings of the music of John Dowland by Sting and Bosnian lutenist Edin Karamazov. ...

Live albums

Bring On the Night is a live album recorded over the course of several live shows in 1985 and released in 1986. ... Acoustic Live in Newcastle is the second live album released by Sting. ... ...All This Time is a live album and concert film by Sting, recorded and filmed on 11 September 2001, the day of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon in the United States of America, and is dedicated to those who lost their lives on that...

Compilations

The Very Best of Sting & The Police is the second compilation album issued by Sting. ...

Soundtracks and multi-artist albums

The Secret Policemans Other Ball was the fourth of the benefit shows staged by the British Section of Amnesty International to raise funds for its research and campaign work in the human rights field. ... Demolition Man is an EP released by Sting on November 1, 1993 in support of the Sylvester Stallone/Wesley Snipes film Demolition Man. ... Dolphins is an IMAX documentary produced in 2000. ...

Foreign language albums

Nada Como el Sol is Stings third studio album, containing five tracks from the album Nothing Like the Sun performed in Spanish or Portuguese. ...

Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. Modern Rock UK Singles Chart
1982 "Spread a Little Happiness" - - 16 Brimstone and Treacle OST
1985 "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" 3 - 26 The Dream of the Blue Turtles
1985 "Love Is the Seventh Wave" 17 - 41 The Dream of the Blue Turtles
1985 "Fortress Around Your Heart" 8 - 49 The Dream of the Blue Turtles
1985 "Russians" 16 - 12 The Dream of the Blue Turtles
1986 "Moon Over Bourbon Street" - - 44 The Dream of the Blue Turtles
1987 "We'll Be Together" 7 - 41 ...Nothing Like the Sun
1988 "Englishman in New York" 4 - 51 ...Nothing Like the Sun
1988 "Be Still My Beating Heart" 15 - - ...Nothing Like the Sun
1988 "Fragile" - - 70 ...Nothing Like the Sun
1988 "They Dance Alone (Cueca Solo)" - - 94 ...Nothing Like the Sun
1990 "Englishman In New York" (Ben Liebrand remix) - - 15 -'
1991 "All This Time" 5 1 22 The Soul Cages
1991 "Mad About You" - - 56 The Soul Cages
1991 "The Soul Cages" - 9 57 The Soul Cages
1992 "It's Probably Me" (with Eric Clapton) - 20 30 Ten Summoner's Tales
1993 "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You" 17 - 14 Ten Summoner's Tales
1993 "Seven Days" - - 25 Ten Summoner's Tales
1993 "Fields Of Gold" 23 - 16 Ten Summoner's Tales
1993 "Shape Of My Heart" (Also known as "Professional", it was the soundtrack of Léon) - - 57 Ten Summoner's Tales
1993 "Demolition Man" - - 21 Demolition Man OST
1994 "All For Love"(with Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart) 1 - 2 The Three Musketeers OST
1994 "Nothing 'Bout Me" ("Epilogue") 57 - 32 Ten Summoner's Tales
1994 "When We Dance" 38 - 9 Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984-1994
1995 "This Cowboy Song" - - 15 Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984-1994
1996 "Spirits in the Material World" (with Pato Banton) - - 36 Ace Ventura OST
1996 "Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot" 86 - 15 Mercury Falling
1996 "You Still Touch Me" 60 - 27 Mercury Falling
1996 "I Was Brought to My Senses" - - 31 Mercury Falling
1996 "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying" 94 - 54 Mercury Falling
1996 "On Silent Wings" (Tina Turner ft. Sting) - - 13 Wildest Dreams (Tina Turner album)
1997 "Roxanne '97" (Puff Daddy Remix) (ft. Pras of The Fugees) 59 - 17 The Very Best of Sting & The Police
1996 "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying" (with Toby Keith)A 112 - - Dream Walkin' (Toby Keith album)
1999 "Brand New Day" ("A Thousand Years") 100 - 13 Brand New Day
2000 "Desert Rose" (ft. Cheb Mami) 17 - 15 Brand New Day
2000 "After the Rain Has Fallen" - - 31 Brand New Day
2001 "Until" - - - Kate and Leopold soundtrack
2003 "Rise & Fall" (Craig David ft. Sting) - - 2 Slicker Than Your Average (Craig David album)
2003 "Send Your Love" - - 30 Sacred Love
2003 "Whenever I Say Your Name" (with Mary J. Blige) - - 60 Sacred Love
2004 "Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing)" (ft. Twista) - - 60 Sacred Love
2005 "Taking the Inside Rail" - - - Racing Stripes soundtrack
2006 "Always on Your Side" (with Sheryl Crow) 33 - 7 Wildflower (Sheryl Crow album)

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Fortress Around Your Heart is a Sting song from his 1985 album The Dream of the Blue Turtles. ... Well Be Together is a Sting song from his 1987 album Nothing Like the Sun. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Englishman In New York is the title of two entirely unrelated songs, one recorded by Godley and Creme and one by Sting. ... Fragile is a song composed by English musician Sting from his 1987 album Nothing Like the Sun. ... People dancing cueca in 1906 The cueca has been declared the official national dance of Chile since September 18, 1979. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE[2] (born 30 March 1945) [3], nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Ten Summoners Tales is the fourth solo studio album by the rock musician Sting. ... Léon (aka The Cleaner, The Professional, or Léon the Professional) is a 1994 film written and directed by French director Luc Besson. ... Demolition Man may refer to: Demolition Man (film), a 1993 film from Warner Brothers starring Sylvester Stallone Demolition Man (album), Stings soundtrack EP for the 1993 film Demolition Man, (band) A Tribute to the Music of The POLICE (Sting; Andy Summers; Stewart Copeland) Demolition Man (pinball), a pinball machine... All For Love is a hit song performed by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting. ... [[--69. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mercury Falling is the fifth studio album released by Sting. ... Im So Happy I Cant Stop Crying is a Sting song from his 1996 album Mercury Falling. ... On Silent Wings is a hit single recorded by Grammy Award winning Soul & Rock singer Tina Turner with guest vocals from Sting. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... Wildest Dreams is an album released by Tina Turner in 1996. ... Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an American record producer and CEO and founder of Bad Boy Entertainment, one of the driving forces in hip hop in the mid to late 1990s. ... The Fugees are a critically acclaimed music band from the United States, popular during the mid-1990s, whose repertoire includes primarily hip hop, with elements of soul, and Caribbean music (particularly reggae). ... Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961) is an American country music singer-songwriter who has enjoyed commercial success throughout the 1990s and 2000s. ... Brand New Day is Sting‘s sixth solo album. ... Desert Rose is a hit single by Sting from his album Brand New Day (1999). ... Cheb Mami, real name Mohamed Kélifati (born July 11, 1966, Saïda, Algeria) is an Algerian-born raï singer. ... Kate & Leopold is a 2001 motion picture that tells a story of Duke who time travels from 1876 to the present and falls in love with a career woman in New York. ... Sting singles chronology After the Rain Has Fallen (2000) Rise & Fall (2003) Send Your Love (2003) Rise & Fall is the name of a song by the R&B artist Craig David. ... Craig Ashley David (born May 5, 1981) is an English R&B singer. ... Slicker Than Your Average is the second album by British singer Craig David, released in 2002 via Atlantic Records. ... Sacred Love is the eighth studio album by Sting. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American R&B, soul, and hip hop soul singer-songwriter, occasional rapper, record producer, actress, and hip hop icon who has sold more than 40 million records and over 10 million singles worldwide. ... Carl Terrell Mitchell, (born on November 27, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) better known by his stage name Twista, is an American rapper that held the title of fastest rapper in the world according to the Guinness World Records in 1992, being able to rap 11. ... Racing Stripes is a 2005 adventure/comedy movie, directed by Frederik Du Chau. ... Always on Your Side is a song by American singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, and is featured on her 2005 album, Wildflower. ... Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. ... Wildflower is an album by American singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, first released on September 27, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ...


Bibliography

  • 2007 Lyrics by - Sting, Simon & Schuster, ISBN 978-1-84737-167-6
  • 2003 Autobiography Broken Music, Simon & Schuster, ISBN 0-7434-5081-7
  • 2005 Biography Sting and I, James Berryman, John Blake, ISBN 1-84454-107-X
  • 2000 Authorised biography A Sting in the Tale, James Berryman, Mirage Publishing, ISBN 1-90257-813-9
  • 1998 Biography Sting - Demolition Man, Christopher Sandford, Little, Brown and Company, ISBN 0-316-64372-6
  • M. Kaplan (1994). "A new species of frog of the genus Hyla from the Cordillera Oriental in northern Columbia with comments on the taxonomy of Hyla minuta". Journal of Herpetology 28 (1): 79 – 87. doi:10.2307/1564684. 

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See also

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References

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  2. ^ Grammy Award Winners. Grammy Award. Retrieved on 2008-05-12.
  3. ^ Sting releases lute album. Channel 4 (2006-09-27). Retrieved on 2008-05-12.
  4. ^ Sting. The Biography Channel. Retrieved on 2008-05-12.
  5. ^ Famous Alumni. Northumbria University. Retrieved on 2008-05-12.
  6. ^ REVOLVER. The Irish Times. Retrieved on 2008-05-12.
  7. ^ THE COURAGE OF CONSCIENCE AWARD. The Peace Abbey. Retrieved on 2008-05-12.
  8. ^ Sting. E-Stoned. Retrieved on 2008-05-12.
  9. ^ Sutcliffe, Phil (October 1996). Interview Date: October 1996. Q Magazine. Retrieved on 2008-01-18.
  10. ^ What's wrong with being pretentious?. The Sydney Morning Herald (2003-11-11). Retrieved on 2008-05-12.
  11. ^ Gately crawls ahead in chart race. BBC (2000-06-01). Retrieved on 2008-05-12.
  12. ^ Manning, Kara (2000-06-30). Sting Battles Chess King Kasparov In Times Square. MTV. Retrieved on 2008-05-12.

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