Sting

Facts about sting

Sting was born Gordon Matthew Sumner on 2 October, 1951 in Wallsend, North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear.

He was the bass player and lead singer for the influential ’70s-’80s new wave group The Police.

His favorite music is actually jazz.

He was a certified primary school teacher in England. He also taught English in St Paul’s First School, a secondary school, in Cramlington near Newcastle.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of The Police) on 10 March 2003.

The Police were voted the 70th Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone.

He wrote his most popular song “Every Breath You Take” after waking up in the middle of the night from a dream.

He attended St. Cuthbert’s Catholic High School in Newcastle although, at the time he went, it was a Catholic grammar school. Other students have included TV presenter Declan DonnellyPet Shop Boys lead singer Neil Tennant, British Prisoner-of-War and journalist John Nichol as well as renowned architect Terry Farrell who designed the MI6 building overlooking the River Thames in London.

“I want to surprise an audience: surprise the listener, surprise myself. To me the essence of music is surprise. Every eight bars you need a surprise, otherwise people fall asleep”. Sting quote