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With “The Police”, Sting shaped pop rock in the ’70s and ’80s and also celebrated international solo successes. He celebrates his 70th birthday on October 2.

6 a.m., October 2, 2021

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Sting celebrates his 70th birthday on October 2 © AP (Balazs Mohai)

the Scorpion He is 70 years old and supposedly yoga keeps him young. He doesn’t have time to retire anyway, his new album “The Bridge” is coming out in November.
Your English and Music teacher has become world famous Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, who was born in Wallsend near Newcastle on October 2, 1951, as the lead man in “The Police”: whether “So Lonely” or “Message in a Bottle” – the band was a hit. She switched between pop, new wave, and postpunk and scored points with Sting’s signature voice. The movie “Every Breath You Take” became one of her greatest successes.

Sting released his first solo album “The Dream Of The Blue Turtles” in 1985 and shortly thereafter used his popularity to advocate for human rights and environmental protection. Follow songs like “Shape Of My Heart” or “Fields Of Gold”. He got 17 Grams. With Rod Stewart (76) and Brian Adams (61) He achieved another international hit with “All For Love” (the title song for the movie “The Three Musketeers”). Sting loves to break new ground musically – for example the Christmas album If On A Winter’s Night. Also appeared as an actor: So in David Lynches (75) “Wüstenplanet” from 1984 or when he played him in “Zoolander 2”. By the way, the new album “The Bridge” is intended as a metaphor for our time: “We are all stuck in some way.” Politically, socially and psychologically – this requires a bridge.

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