The Police Biography

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The PoliceThe Police is an English rock band that became popular in the 80’s. The band is composed of Sting on vocals, Andy Summers on guitar and Stewart Copeland on drums. They were one of the first bands to play a style of rock that was influenced by jazz, punk and reggae music. They became a critically acclaimed and multi-awarded band that became popular not only in the UK but in the US as well.

The Police was formed by American-born drummer Stewart Copeland in early 1977 in order to join in with the growing UK punk scene. They first became a support act for some bands and finally became a band that was eventually able to gather a fan base. At the start of their careers, the Police has it hard as they have no manager or record deal to help them put up their first album.

Copeland’s brother eventually was able to get them a record deal with A&M Records when he first heard the band’s song Roxanne. The single was first released in 1978 and was later on re-released the next year. Through the single, the band was able to get widespread recognition around the United Kingdom as well as in several other countries such as Australia.

They eventually achieve worldwide success with their second album in 1979, Regatta de Blanc, which got them their first number one album as well as win a Grammy for the group for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Succeeding albums also prove to be successful along with their world tours which even made them increase in popularity as they were one of the first bands to play in such locations as Mexico City, India and Egypt.

The increased pressures of stardom, especially with their front man Sting even becoming more popular with an established acting career, contributed to their eventual falling out. Relationships strained between members of the band that eventually led them to part ways in 1982.

They left a string of critically acclaimed albums and hits that became popular in the early 80’s. Their style of music was recognized as one of those few who were able to incorporate reggae influences on their songs. For their contributions in the rock music, The Police was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March of 2003. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked them as number 70 on the list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004.

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