Sunday, October 2, 2011

Happy 60th Birthday, Sting

Today, October 2nd, marks the 60th birthday of Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, who the music world knows as Sting. The English born musician, singer-songwriter, actor and activist started out as the lead singer for the Police.

After the band broke up in late 1983, he went on to pursue a very successful solo recording career with albums like The Dream of the Blue Turtles (1985), ...Nothing Like the Sun (1987) and Ten Summoner's Tales (1993). He continues to record and tour.

I've reviewed a few of the Police albums previously. For your convenience, the links are below. Enjoy.

For the Police - Oultandos d'Amour click here

For the Police - Synchronicity click here

1 comment:

Tendraftsdeep said...

Always been a big fan. And while I have not enjoyed Sting's last couple pop oriented solo albums as much as his first three, the sheer talent and showmanship always remained intact. I have had the privilege of seeing Sting live three times: Twice as a solo act and once with the legendary Police.

Side note:
Sting actually released a very interesting traditional holiday album a couple years ago. Not for everyone, but definitely intriguing, as it brings the historic mystery and enchantment of the season through the medium of traditional folk and classical music.