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Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, England (1985 – present)

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951 in Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, England), known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist. Prior to starting his solo career, he was the principal songwriter, lead singer and bassist for the rock band The Police. Throughout his career, Sting has incorporated distinct elements of jazz, reggae, classical, New Age, and worldbeat into his music. As a solo musician and member of The Police, Sting has received sixteen Grammy Awards; receiving his first Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1981, three Brit Awards (including Best British Male in 1994), a Golden Globe, an Emmy Award, and several Oscar nominations for Best Original Song. He is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Born Gordon Matthew Sumner, he is the eldest of four children. Sumner was raised in the Roman Catholic tradition, due to the influence of his paternal grandmother, who was from an Irish family. He attended St Cuthbert’s Grammar School in Newcastle upon Tyne, and then the University of Warwick, but did not graduate. During this time, he often sneaked into nightclubs like the Club-a-Go-Go. Here he saw acts like Jack Bruce and Jimi Hendrix, who would later influence his music.


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  • nobledeath


    7 Jul 7:55pm Reply
  • PROnikx

    Shape Of My Heart [2]

    5 Jul 12:18pm Reply

    Shape Of My Heart

    4 Jul 4:53am Reply

    he has such high ethics ... he even wants to educate his kids through his decision not to give him his money after he died ... that is what I call trust ... we should ... hail hail hail Sting!!! learn from him ... work hard work work work cause in this shitty world money and work determines who you really are .... this is buddhism at its best ... ty Sting, again!!!!!!! ... sorry for the bad english, man !!!!

    24 Jun 7:35pm Reply
  • Musicbusiness


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  • doowniwevets

    @menswear2112: maybe he grew up. such things happen. [2]

    24 May 3:45pm Reply
  • idas15

    @menswear2112: maybe he grew up. such things happen.

    15 May 8:07pm Reply
  • sasapuksic

    Thank you!

    11 Apr 1:52pm Reply
  • madkonkov

    every breath you take

    5 Apr 10:49am Reply
  • ololoevka

    Скачать музыку на андроид телефон или планшет бесплатно без смс и регистрации

    26 Mar 5:12pm Reply
  • menswear2112

    Without Andy and Stewart he's missing tremendous energy. There is anger Inside this guy, and it needs to get OUT!

    4 Feb 10:03pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    скука смертная, две с половиной хороших песни, а остальное для старых пердунов.

    24 Jan 10:52am Reply
  • sugar_free_me

    Adorable compositions!!!

    22 Jan 2:00pm Reply
  • doowniwevets

    I don't drink coffee - I take tea, my dear [3]

    19 Jan 1:51am Reply
  • ixab_

    I don't drink coffee - I take tea, my dear [2]

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • gelche_g

    I don't drink coffee - I take tea, my dear

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • v8d64silbo

    come to hungary

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • v8d64silbo

    Englishman ♥

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Punk-Fiction

    The Last Ship wouldn't be so ridiculously dull if he'd tone down the Geordie accent to a level that doesn't sound like nails on a pretentious chalkboard.

    18 Nov 2013 Reply
  • The_Scientist89

    Fields of gold >>>

    11 Nov 2013 Reply
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