The Police

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The Police

In 1977, three musicians came together to form what would become one of the most successful New Wave rock bands in music history. The name of the band was The Police. The three musicians were Sting (Gordon Sumner), Andy Summers, and Steven Copeland. The Police would capture the attention of the international music community as their unique New Wave (a mixture of jazz, reggae, and punk) crossed into the mainstream airwaves. During their initial period of performance and recording activity, The Police released five albums.

In 1983, they released their final album, "Synchronicity" which would become known as their most popular album. "Synchronicity" included singles; `Every Breath You Take', `King of Pain', and `Wrapped around Your Finger'. This fifth and final album recorded by the Police would win a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group for Vocal. It would also be listed on VH1's Greatest Albums of All Time. The album stayed at the top of the U.S. pop charts for a consecutive 17 weeks.

During the decade of the eighties, The Police were the recipients of six Grammy Awards, beginning in 1980, with the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for "Reggatta de Blanc" and winning in 1983, for Song of the Year from the album, Synchronicity, `Every Breath You Take' - which was actually awarded to lead vocalist, Sting.

The eighties also brought the group recognition from the United Kingdom, where they won two Brit Awards, one in 1982 for Best British Group and the other in 1985 for their outstanding contribution to music.

The Police disbanded in from 1987 to 2006, but came together for a reunion tour in 2007. The world tour, which took place in that year and into 2008, made them the highest selling concert band of that year.

The Police were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 and are listed on Rolling Stones magazine's The Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Tags:   The Police   New Wave Music   Music History of the Eighties   Rock Music   Post Punk  

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In 1977, three musicians came together to form what would become one of the most successful New Wave rock bands in music history. The name of the band was The Police. The three musicians were Sting (Gordon Sumner), Andy Summers, and Steven Copeland. The Police would capture the attention of the...

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