The Police

The Police

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The Police are probably best know for their classic hits like "Every Breath You Take," "Roxanne," and "Message In A Bottle." The band was originally formed in 1977 with Sting (Gordon Matthew Sumner), who did the vocals and played the bass, Stewart Copeland who played the drums, percussion,…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • The Police's reunion tour in 2007 realised $212m dollars, and is still climbing (December 2007).

    • The Police performed at Giants Stadium on July 7th, 2007 as part of the Live Earth concert.

    • On January 30th 2007, The Recording Academy revealed The Police will reunite, opening the 49th Annual Grammy Awards on February 11th 2007, in Los Angeles.

    • The Police's album Synchronicity sold over ten million copies world wide.

    • In 1984, The Police won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year for their hit "Every Breath You Take."

    • The Police recorded their fourth album Ghost in the Machine on the Caribbean island of Montserrat.

    • In the late 70's, The Police band members all dyed their hand blonde so they could do a Wrigley Doublemint Gum commercial.

    • The Police's final studio album, Synchronicity, was at the top of the American charts for 17 weeks.

    • The Police were named "Today's best-loved band" by Rolling Stone Magazine, in the early 1980s.

    • The Police were founded by Stewart Copeland.

    • In 2006, Stewart Copeland released a documentary about the Police called Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out.

    • In 1980, The Police won three Grammy awards and was named the Best British Group at the first Brit Awards.

    • On January of 1980, The Police performed a sellout show at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.

    • In February and March 1980, The Police toured Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, India, Egypt and Greece

    • In 1992, Sting married Trudie Styler and the other members of the band attended the wedding. They got together and performed "Message In A Bottle" and "Roxanne."

    • In June of 1986, The Police reunited to play three concerts for the Amnesty International A Conspiracy of Hope Tour.

    • The Police used to tour around in a Ford Econoline van.

    • The Police's first record deal was with A&M Records.

    • The first tour that the Police went on was being the opening acts for Cherry Vanilla and Wayne County & the Electric Chairs.

    • The Police's first single was "Fall Out/Nothing Achieving."

    • The genre of music that the Police play is Rock, Ska, and New Wave.

    • The Police's song Every Breath You Take is ranked #42 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll.

    • The Police's song Roxanne is ranked #85 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll.

    • Albums:
      Outlandos d'Amour released in 1978
      Reggatta de Blanc released in 1979
      Zenyatta Mondatta released in 1980 Ghost in the Machine released in 1981
      Synchronicity released in 1983
      Every Breath You Take: The Singles released in 1986
      Message in a Box: The Complete Recordings released in 1993
      Every Breath You Take: The Classics released in 1995
      Live! released in 1995
      The Very Best of Sting & The Police released in 1997 and 2002

  • Quotes

    • Stewart Copeland of the Police: (Talking about The Police) That's the fun of a trio. Each person has a wide area to cover, and it helps build a strong character. There are a lot of four-member or five-member bands that are really great, of course. But if you get the right three guys, it simultaneously distills everything and amplifies everything. For me, it's a magic number. Even though the other night [at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony] we were just a faint echo of our former glory, we actually hit the spot a couple times.