got his nickname for the black and yellow striped sweater, which first appeared on the scene. The verb to sting
" in the figurative sense of "sarcastic".
Gordon Sumner grew up in a grim industrial city of Newcastle. Mother - a hairdresser, his father - the milkman. But his mother was a classical music education, and she was able to develop the natural ability of his son, teaching him at home playing the piano. He was offered a serious course of study in music school, but the real Sting
attracted jazz and guitar.
After a meager earnings of the road worker and a music teacher at Sting
's an opportunity to move to London to play professionally. He said American drummer Stewart Copeland and persuaded him to do rock. In 1977 they were joined by guitarist Andy Summers and they created the group "Police". Their song "Roxanne", written in the style of rock and reggae, was quickly picked up by the BBC and instantly became a hit.
In fact, the single proved so successful that the studio A & M quickly released their first album "Outlandos D" Amour ". Following the first success was followed by albums "Regata De Blanc", "Zenyatta Mondatta" and "Ghost in the Machine". At least, in each of the album was a hit.
Release of the album "Synchronicity" in 1983, and their amazing single "Every Breath You Take" to guarantee them a place in the history of pop music. After a triumphant world tour, Sting
decided that the group has achieved everything he could, and the band broke up at the highest peak of its popularity.
's career has developed no less successful. His first album with elements of jazz, "Dream of the Blue Turtles" went platinum. Album "Soul Cages" (1991), the recording of which coincided with the loss of parents, and "Ten Summoner" s Tales "(1993) presented as a mature composer Sting
Both albums have received Grammy awards higher. Album "Mercury Falling" in 1996 continues the same meditative mood, the 45-year-old actor reflects on his age, going's and their own mortality.
His political activism Sting
sent to protect Brazil's forests and support Amnesty International.
His career in film develops unevenly, but these films with his participation as "Brimstone and Treacle" and "Quadrophenia" proved to be successful. Sting
and his companion of many years (they recently married), Trudie Styler and their children and dogs live a relatively quiet life in a country estate near London. Sting
admits that mastered the practice of Tantric sexual meditation. New day new millennium (This material was printed in the magazine "Fuzz" July 21, 2000
. ) Mr. Sting: The king of British rock-pop