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Sting Singer

For those of you who think that Sting is his real name, sorry to disappoint you.  Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, aka Sting, was a British musician better known for his tenure as vocalist for the band The Police.  Sting started playing the guitar at a very young age.  After going to an educational college in the early 1970's, Sting graduated to become a school teacher.  He taught during the day, and played jazz in the clubs at night.  It was in one of those bands, called the Phoenix Jazzmen, that he earned his nickname after wearing a black and yellow striped sweater one night that reminded everyone of a bee.

In 1977, Sting joined The Police.  The very successful Police released 5 albums between 1977 and 1983.  After their last release as The Police, the members amicably agreed to pursue solo careers.  Sting started his solo career while still a member of The Police, but his first solo album, The Dream of the Blue Turtles, was not released until 1985).  The album was a huge success, and featured a number of hit songs:  "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free", "Love is the Seventh Wave", "Fortress Around Your Heart", and "Russians".  His second solo release, and last release of the 1980's, was the album Nothing Like the Sun (1987).  Songs you might remember from this album include "We'll Be Together", "Be Still My Beating Heart", and "Englishman in New York".

Sting continued producing post 1980's.  He was active well into the 2010's, both performing on stage and releasing new material.  In 2007, Sting and The Police were back together for a new world wide tour.  Sting could not only be found on stage during his career, but also on the silver screen and television.  He has starred in a number of films and TV episodes since the late 1970's.  In addition, Sting is well known as a philanthropist and human rights activist.  The Sting Discography is as follows:

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  • 1985: The Dream of the Blue Turtles
  • 1986: Bring on the Night
  • 1987: ...Nothing Like the Sun
  • 1988: Nada como el sol
  • 1991: The Soul Cages
  • 1991: Acoustic Live in Newcastle
  • 1993: Ten Summoner's Tales
  • 1993: Demolition Man
  • 1994: Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984–1994
  • 1996: Mercury Falling
  • 1996: Live at TFI Friday
  • 1997: The Very Best of Sting & The Police
  • 1999: At the Movies
  • 1999: Brand New Day
  • 2000: Brand New Day: The Remixes
  • 2001: ...All This Time
  • 2001: Still Be Love in the World
  • 2003: Sacred Love
  • 2003: Songs of Love
  • 2006: Songs from the Labyrinth
  • 2007: The Journey and the Labyrinth
  • 2009: If On a Winter's Night...
  • 2010: Symphonicities
  • 2010: Live in
  • 2011: 25 Years
  • 2011: The Best of 25 Years
  • 2013: The Last Ship