Oct. 2nd, 1951
Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK
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Born Gordon Matthew Sumner in Wallsend, Northumberland. His mother was Audrey, and his father was Ernest. He received his name Sting from his striped sweater in which Gordon Solomon said that he looked like a bee.
Primarily a musician, he worked in the band The Police until 1984, when he went solo. Before his music career he was a ditch digger, a schoolteacher who taught English and a soccer coach. He received an honorary Doctorate of Music degree from Northumbria University in October 1992, and from Berklee College of Music in May 1994. He plays guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, piano, harmonica, saxophone and pan-flute, and he gave a name to his bass (Brian). Along with his wife Trudie Styler and a Brazilian Indian, he started the Rainforest Foundation in 1989 to help save the rainforests.
- He is an avid Newcastle United supporter.
- Wrote "Every Breath You Take" after waking up in the middle of the night from a dream.
- Ranked #9 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
- His album with 'The Police' (qv), "Synchronicity", was the album that finally knocked 'Michael Jackson (I)' (qv)'s "Thriller", the best selling album of all time, out of the number one spot it held for most of 1983.
- The Police were voted the 70th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone.
- Former bus conductor and tax officer.
- Sting and his wife, 'Trudie Styler' (qv), founded the Rainforest Foundation in 1988.
- Two of the songs he sang with The Police are also the titles of films starring 'Sandra Bullock' (qv): _Demolition Man (1993)_ (qv) and _Murder by Numbers (2002)_ (qv).