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The Police
The Police


Background information
Origin London, England
Genre(s) Rock
New Wave
Post-punk
Reggae
Years active 1977—1984
Label(s) Universal
A&M Records
Associated acts Sting
Strontium 90
Oysterhead
Eberhard Schoener
Website Website
Former members
Sting
Andy Summers
Stewart Copeland
Henry Padovani



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The Police Overview


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The Police was an English rock band from London, formed in 1977. The band consisted of Sting (lead vocals, bass guitar), Andy Summers (guitar, vocals) and Stewart Copeland (drums, vocals, percussion). The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and are generally regarded as one of the first New Wave groups to achieve mainstream success, playing a style of rock that was influenced by jazz, punk and reggae music. Their 1983 album, "Synchronicity", was number one in the UK and the US and sold over 8,000,000 copies in the US. The band broke up in 1984, but reunited in early 2007 for a one-off world tour lasting until August 2008, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their hit single "Roxanne" and also, to a lesser extent, their formation as a group. The Police have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, and became the world's highest-earning musicians in 2008, thanks to their reunion tour. Rolling Stone ranked The Police number 70 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.


Albums
The Police (2007) Live! (1995) Every Breath You Take: The Singles (1986) Synchronicity (1983) Ghost In The Machine (1981) Zenyattà Mondatta (1980) Reggatta de Blanc (1979) Outlandos d'Amour (1978)


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News

Queen, Jimi Hendrix, Police Songs To Enter Grammy Hall Of Fame

December 1, 2008
Queen's 1977 double A-side single 'We are the Champions/We Will Rock You' is to be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. 'Synchronicity' by The Police and Stevie Wonder's 'For Once In My Life' are also set to join the elite club.  Read more 

The Police, Beyonce Top List Of Richest Musicians

September 24, 2008
The Police have topped the world’s richest musicians for the year of 2008 earning a whopping $115 million from their reunion tour for the year according to Forbes Magazine. The rankings were based on how much a musicians earned between June 1, 2007 and June 1, 2008.  Read more 

The Police To Release New Album And DVD

September 15, 2008
The Police are to release a live album and DVD of their performance at the Riverplate Stadium in Buenos Aires last summer. 'The Police: Certifiable' includes the full live show and a bonus feature that is packed with extras, including interviews with the band and photo galleries.  Read more 

The Police and U2's Lyrics Are Most Misunderstood Ever

August 21, 2008
Songs by The Police and U2 contain some of the most misunderstood lyrics of all time, according to a new survey. The Police topped the poll with a line from 'When The World Is Running Down' - "you make the best of what's still around" – which is often misheard as "you make the best homemade stew around".  Read more 

The Police Joke About Strangling Each Other At Final Ever Concert

August 8, 2008
Police frontman Sting told the audience he was surprised that the band hadn't all strangled each other as they played their final ever concert in New York last night. The group, who have had a notoriously rocky relationship, played to a sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden.  Read more 

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