Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (born 2 October 1951), known professionally as Sting, is an English musician and actor. He was the frontman, songwriter and bassist of the new wave rock band The Police from 1977 until their disbandment in 1986. He began his solo career in 1985 and has incorporated elements of rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new age and world beat. As a solo musician and cop, Sting won 17 Grammy Awards: he won Song of the Year for “Every Breath You Take”, three Brit Awards, including Best British Male Artist in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002. Golden Globe.
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner was born at Sir GB Hunter Memorial Hospital, Wallsend, Northumberland, England on 2 October 1951, the eldest of four children to Audrey (née Covell), Barber and Ernest. Matthew Sumner, dairyman and engineer. He grew up near Wallsend Shipyard, which impressed him. As a child he was inspired by the Queen Mother, who swung him out of his Rolls-Royce to take his mind off the prospect of shipbuilding and towards a more glamorous life.
He helped his father deliver milk and at the age of ten became “obsessed” with an old Spanish guitar left behind by his father’s expatriate friend.

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