The Police - my very favorite band. I learned more from Sting's writing than most of my university literature studies. Intelligent rock and great tunes. New wave pioneers, then White Boy reggae, then hard rock for grownups. Saw their "final concert ever" in Melbourne, Feb 1984. Saw them again on their reunion tour, 2008. Rock Gods. Respect.
Sting, born as Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (1951) -English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist. He is best known as the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the influential new wave rock band The Police and for his subsequent solo career.