The Police

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The reggae-influenced minimalist pop sound of this highly talented UK trio was one of the musical high points of the late 70s and early 80s. Their individual talent and egos ultimately overcame them and they fragmented, although each of the strong-willed former members never ruled out the possibility of a rematch.

The Police’s line-up featured Stewart Copeland (16 July 1952, Alexandria, Virginia, USA; drums, percussion, vocals), Andy Summers (b. Andrew James Somers, 31 December 1942, Poulton Le Fylde, Lancashire, England; guitar) and Sting (b. Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, 2 October 1951, Wallsend, Northumberland, England; bass/vocals). Masterminded by Miles Copeland, ex-Curved Air member Stewart Copeland and ex-Last Exit bass player Sting first came together with the vastly experienced Summers in Mike Howlett’s Strontium 90 project. The trio bonded so well that original guitarist Henry Padovani (b. 13 October 1952, Bastia, Corsica)...

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