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Sting
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Életrajzi adatok
Születési név Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner
Pályafutás
Műfajok rock, újhullám, post-punk, pop, reggae, klasszikus
Aktív évek 1974
Együttes The Police
Hangszer ének, basszusgitár, gitár, billentyűs hangszerek, lant
Kiadók A&M, Deutsche Grammophon, Universal Music Group

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Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (Commanders of the Order of the British Empire), ismertebb nevén Sting, 1951. október 2-án született az angliai Newcastle upon Tyne-ben (Northumberland grófságban). Akadémia Díjra jelölték, tizenegyszer nyert Grammy-díjat. Szólókarrierjének kezdetéig, legfontosabb dalszövegírója, vezető énekese és basszusgitárosa volt a The Police együttesnek. Mint szólóénekes és mint a The Police énekese több, mint 100 millió lemezt adott el [1] 11 Grammy-Díjat nyert. Első Grammy-Díját a Best Rock Instrumental Performance-ért kapta 1981-ben, ugyanekkor Oscar-díjra is jelölték a Legjobb Dal kategóriában. [2]

ÉletrajzSzerkesztés

Korai évekSzerkesztés

Sumner Wallsendben született (North Tyneside-ban, Anglia északi részén) 1951. október 2-án. [3] Ernest Sumner és Audry Cowell gyermekeként. Gordon után még három gyermekük született: Philip, Angela és Anita. Sumner édesapja naplójában arról írt, hogy Gordon gyakram segített neki már 7 éves korától a munkában. Kora reggelenként tejet szállítottak.

A Sumner-gyerekek római katolikus vallás szerint nevelkedtek, ír nagymamájuknak köszönhetően. Gordon legjobb barátja egy öreg spanyol gitár volt, szakadt húrokkal. Egyik nagybácsija után maradt rá, aki Kanadába emigrált.

Gordon a Szent Cuthbert Gimnáziumba járt Newcastle-upon-Tyne-ban. Ezután a warwicki egyetemre járt, amit egy év után otthagyott. A zene ugyanis sokkal jobban érdekelte a tanulásnál. Mindig úgy érezte, egyszer majd így tud elmenekülni a szegénységből.

Ebben az időszakban gyakran besurrant különböző nightklubokba, mint pl. a Club-A-Go-Go. Itt olyan zenészeket hallhatott játszani, mint Jack Bruce és Jimi Hendrix, akik későbbi pályáját befolyásolták.

Közben dolgozott kalauzként, építőmunkásként, volt adóhivatali dolgozó, mirelitüzemben is dolgozott. Később beiratkozott az Észak-Angliai Tanítóképző Főiskolára 1971-ben. Tanítói képesítést szerzett 1974-ben. [4] Ezután két évig a Szent Pál Iskolában tanított Cramlingtonban, egy kis bányászfaluban. Az itteni tapasztalatok inspirálták két The Police-sláger megírására: a Don't Stand So Close To Me és a Roxanne megírására. Mindkét dal kedvenc könyveihez, a Lolitához és a Cyrano-hoz is kötődnek.

Sumner már nagyon fiatalon tudta, hogy zenész akar lenni. Estéit, hétvégéit és a vakációit azzal töltötte, hogy képezze magát zenei téren. Olyan helyi jazz-bandákban játszott, mint a Phoenix Jazzmen, a Newcastle Big Band és a Last Exit.

Becenevének eredeteSzerkesztés

A Phoenix Jazzmennel töltött időszakban Gordon Solomontól, a zenekarvezetőtől és pozanostól kapta a Sting becenevet, mert egyszer egy fellépésükön fekete-sárga csíkos pulóvert viselt. Általában ezt a nevet használja, kivéve a hivatalos dolkumentumok aláírásakor. A Bing On The Night című film sajtóbemutatóján mondta egy újságírónak: "A gyerekeim Sting-nek szólítanak, az anyám is Sting-nek hív, de akkor ki a fene az a Gordon?"

A The PoliceSzerkesztés

1977. januárjában Sting Newcastle-ből Londonba költözött és nem sokkal később Stewart Copeland-del és Henri Padovanival (őt később Andy Summers váltotta fel) közösen megalapították a legendás The Police nevű új hullámos zenekart. 1978 és 1983 között 5 toplistás albumuk jelent meg és hat Grammy-díjat nyertek el.

Bár a zenéjüket eleinte a punk hangzás jellemezte, a The Police hamar átváltott a reggae-s rockra és a minimalista popzenére. Utolsó albumuk, a Synchronicity, a legsikeresebb számaikat tartalmazza, mint például az Every Breath You Take-t, amely 1983-ban jelent meg.

Ugyan igazán sohasem váltak szét, a Synchronicity után megegyeztek abban, hogy mindannyian a szólókarrierjükre koncentrálnak. Ahogy teltek az évek, a bandatagok, különösen Sting, egyre inkább elutasította az újjáalakulás lehetőségét. 2007-ben aztán a The Police mégis újra összeállt és világkörüli turnét jelentett be.

Szólókarrierjének kezdeteSzerkesztés

1981 szeptemberében Sting először jelent meg egyedül nyilvánosan, az Amnesty International jótékonysági rendezvényén, a The Secret Policeman's Other Ball-on, Martin Lewis producer meghívására. A Roxanne és a Message in a Bottle című számait adta elő, gitáron kísérte magát.[5][6]

He also led an all-star band (dubbed "The Secret Police") on his own arrangement of Bob Dylan's, "I Shall Be Released". The band and chorus included Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Phil Collins, Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, all of whom (except Beck) later worked together on Live Aid.

His performances were featured prominently in the album and movie of the show and drew Sting major critical attention. Sumner's participation in The Secret Policeman's Other Ball was the beginning of his growing involvement in raising money and consciousness for political and social causes.

In 1982 he released a solo single, "Spread a Little Happiness" from the film version of the Dennis Potter television play Brimstone and Treacle. The song was a re-interpretation of a song from the 1920s musical Mr. Cinders by Vivian Ellis, and was a surprise Top 20 hit in the UK.


Ezen kívül vezetett még egy sztárénekesekből álló bandát: The Secret Police-nak nevezték magukat. .......................................................................................Az együttes tagjai voltak: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Phil Collins, Bob Geldof and Midge Ure

80-as évekSzerkesztés

The album also yielded the hits "Fortress Around Your Heart", "Russians", and "Love is the Seventh Wave". Within a year, it reached Triple Platinum. This album would help Sting garner a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. The film Bring on the Night, directed by Michael Apted, documented the formation of the band and its first concert in France.

Sting első szólóalbuma, az 1985-ös The Dream of the Blue Turtles olyan neves zenészek közreműködésével készült, mint Kenny Kirkland, Darryl Jones, Omar Hakim és Branford Marsalis. A lemezen megtalálható az If You Love Somebody Set Them Free című nagy sikerű szám is, amely kislemezként is megjelent. A kislemezen szerepel a rajongók által kedvelt Another Day című dal.
 
Sting performing in 1985

Also in 1985, he sang the introduction and chorus to "Money for Nothing", a groundbreaking song by Dire Straits (he was given co-writer status and receives royalties based on his somewhat minor performance, supposedly because he reused his melody from The Police hit "Don't Stand So Close to Me" for his vocal parts. It is one of only two shared songwriting credits on any Dire Straits album). He performed this song with Dire Straits at the Live Aid Concert at Wembley Stadium. Sting also provided a short guest vocal performance on the Miles Davis album You're Under Arrest. He also sang backing vocals in Arcadia's single "The Promise" from their only album, So Red the Rose. He also contributed a version of "Mack the Knife" to the Hal Willner-produced tribute album Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill.

Sting released ...Nothing Like the Sun in 1987, including the hit songs "We'll Be Together", "Fragile", "Englishman in New York", and "Be Still My Beating Heart", dedicated to his recently-deceased mother. It eventually went Double Platinum. The song "The Secret Marriage" from this album was adapted from a melody by German composer Hanns Eisler, and "Englishman In New York" was about the eccentric writer Quentin Crisp. The album's title is taken from William Shakespeare's Sonnet 130.

Soon thereafter, in February 1988, he released Nada como el sol, a selection of five songs from Sun sung (by Sting himself) in Spanish and Portuguese. Sting was also involved in two other recordings in the late 1980s, the first in 1987 with noted jazz arranger Gil Evans who placed Sting in a big band setting for a live album of Sting's songs (the CD was not released in the U.S.), and the second on Frank Zappa's 1988 Broadway the Hard Way album, where Sting performs an unusual arrangement of "Murder By Numbers", set to the tune "Stolen Moments" by jazz composer Oliver Nelson, and "dedicated" to fundamentalist evangelist Jimmy Swaggart.

October 1988 saw the release of Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale with the London Sinfonietta conducted by Kent Nagano. It featured Vanessa Redgrave, Sir Ian McKellen and Sting in the role of the soldier.

90-es évekSzerkesztés

Sting's 1991 album The Soul Cages was dedicated to his recently deceased father and included the Top 10 song "All this Time", which reached #5 on the U.S. Pop chart, and the Grammy-winning "Soul Cages". The album eventually went Platinum. The following year, he married Trudie Styler and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in music from Northumbria University. In 1993, he released the album Ten Summoner's Tales, which went Triple Platinum in just over a year. Ten Summoner's Tales was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 1993 and nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1994. The title is wordplay on his surname, Sumner and The Summoner's Tale, one of The Canterbury Tales. The single, "Fields of Gold" had moderate success on radio airways. Concurrent video albums were released to support Soul Cages (a live concert) and Ten Summoner's Tales (recorded during the recording sessions for the album).

In May 1993, Sting released a cover of his own classic Police song from the Ghost in the Machine album, "Demolition Man" for the Demolition Man film.

Sting reached a pinnacle of success in 1994. Together with Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart, they performed the chart-topping song "All For Love" from the film The Three Musketeers. The song stayed at the top of the U.S. charts for five weeks and went Platinum; it is to date Sting's only song from his post-Police career to top the U.S. charts. In February, he won two more Grammy Awards and was nominated for three more. The Berklee College of Music gave him his second honorary doctorate of music degree in May. In November, he released a greatest hits compilation called Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting, which eventually was certified Double Platinum.

Sting's 1996 album, Mercury Falling debuted strongly with the single "Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot", but it dropped quickly on the charts. He reached the Top 40 with two singles the same year with "You Still Touch Me" (June) and "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying" (December) (which became a country music hit the next year in a version recorded with American country singer Toby Keith). During this period, Sting was also recording music for the upcoming Disney film Kingdom of the Sun, which went on to be reworked into The Emperor's New Groove. The film went through drastic overhauls and plot changes, many of which were documented by Sting's wife, Trudie Styler. She captured the moment he was called by Disney who then informed him that his songs would not be used in the final film. The story was put into a final product: The Sweatbox, which premièred at the Toronto Film Festival. Disney currently holds the rights to the film and will not grant its release. That same year Sting also released a little-known CD-ROM called All This Time, which provided music, commentary and custom computer features describing Sting and his music from his perspective.

Also in 1996, Sting provided some vocals for the Tina Turner single "On Silent Wings" as a part of her Wildest Dreams album. Sting has also co-operated with Greek popular singer George Dalaras, giving a common concert in Athens.

"Moonlight", a rare jazz performance by Sting for the 1995 remake of Sabrina, written by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman and John Williams, was nominated for a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television.

2000-tőlSzerkesztés

 
Sting élőben Budapest-en, 2000

The Emperor's New Groove soundtrack was released with complete songs from the previous version of the film, which included Rascal Flatts and Shawn Colvin. This is seen by many as a move on Disney's part to soothe the relationship with Sting and to keep open the door for future projects. The final single used to promote the film was "My Funny Friend and Me".

Sting's September 1999 album Brand New Day included the Top 40 hits "Brand New Day" and "Desert Rose". The album went Triple Platinum by January 2001. In 2000, he won Grammy Awards for Brand New Day and the song of the same name. At the awards ceremony, he performed "Desert Rose" with his collaborator on the album version, Cheb Mami. For his performance, the Arab-American Institute Foundation gave him the Khalil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Award. However, Sting was criticised for appearing in a Jaguar advertisement using "Desert Rose" as its backing track, particularly as he was a notable environmentalist.

In February 2001 he won another Grammy for his rendition of "She Walks This Earth (Soberana Rosa)" on A Love Affair: The Music Of Ivan Lins. His song "After The Rain Has Fallen" made it into the Top 40. His next project was to record a live album at his Tuscan villa, which was to be released as a CD and DVD, as well as being simulcast in its entirety on the internet. The CD and DVD were to be entitled On such a night and was intended to feature re-workings of Sting favourites such as "Roxanne" and "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free." The concert, however, was scheduled for September 11, 2001 and due to the terrorist attacks in America that day, the project was altered in various ways. The webcast was shut down after one song (a reworked version of "Fragile"), after which Sting let it be up to the audience whether or not to continue with the show. Eventually they decided to go through with the concert, and the resultant album and DVD was released in November under a different title, ...All This Time. Both are dedicated "to all those who lost their lives on that day".

He performed a special arrangement of "Fragile" with Yo-Yo Ma and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.

In 2002 Sting won a Golden Globe Award for the song Until... from the film Kate and Leopold. Written and performed by him, "Until..." was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song. In June he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In the summer, Sting was awarded the honour of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). In 2003 he released Sacred Love, a studio album featuring collaborations with hip-hop artist Mary J. Blige and sitar maestro Anoushka Shankar. He and Blige won a Grammy for their duet, "Whenever I Say Your Name". The album did not have the hit singles like his previous releases. The first single, "Send Your Love" reached only #30 and reviews were mixed. However, the album did reach platinum status by January 2004.

His autobiography Broken Music was published in October. Sting embarked on a Sacred Love tour in 2004 with performances by Annie Lennox. Sting went on the Broken Music tour, touring smaller venues, with a four piece band starting in Los Angeles on 28 March 2005 and ending this "College Tour" on 14 May 2005. Sting appears as a guest on the 2005 Monkey Business CD by American hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas, adding vocals to the track "Union" which makes heavy use of samples from his Englishman in New York.

 
Sting with The Police at Madison Square Garden, New York, 1 August 2007 (photo Lionel Urman)

Continuing with his involvement in Live Aid, he appeared at Live 8 in July 2005. During 2006, Sting collaborated with Roberto Livi in producing a Spanish language version of his cult classic "Fragile" entitled "Fragilidad" on the album Rhythms Del Mundo by Latino recording legends "The Buena Vista Sound" (previously known as the Buena Vista Social Club) available via www.apeuk.org.

In October 2006, Sting released an album, to mixed reviews, entitled Songs from the Labyrinth featuring the music of John Dowland (an Elizabethan-era composer) and accompaniment from Bosnian lute player Edin Karamazov. As a part of the promotion of this album, he appeared on the fifth episode of Studio 60 during which he performed a segment of Dowland's "Come Again" as well as his own "Fields of Gold" in the arrangement for voice and two archlutes. Reports surfaced in early 2007 that Sting would reunite with his former Police bandmates for a 30th anniversary tour. These rumours were confirmed by posts on the popular fanzine Stingus and on various other newswebsites such as De Standaard, Yahoo! etc. In May 2007, Deutsche Grammophon releases the opera Welcome to the Voice (composer Steve Nieve), with Sting portraying the main character, Dyonisos.

On 11 February 2007, Sting reunited with the other members of the Police as the introductory act for the 2007 Grammy Awards, singing "Roxanne", and subsequently announced The Police Reunion Tour, the first concert of which was held in Vancouver on 28 May in front of 22,000 fans at one of two nearly sold-out concerts. The Police toured for more than a year, beginning with North America and eventually crossing over to Europe, South America, Australia & New Zealand and Japan. The last concert was at Madison Square Garden on 7 August 2008, during which Sting's three daughters appeared with him onstage.

In 2007 he recorded a song called "Power's Out" with Nicole Scherzinger (lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls) the song is featured on her debut album Her Name Is Nicole which she was prepared to release in the beginning of 2008. On 1 February 2008, "Power's Out" was added on Nicole's official website and now "Power's Out" will be the official second single off Her Name Is Nicole.

He is featured as a playable character in the video game Guitar Hero World Tour.[7]

"Brand New Day" was the final song of the night for the Neighborhood Ball, one of ten inaugural balls honoring President Barack Obama on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009. Sting was joined by Stevie Wonder on harmonica.

According to an article posted on his official website, Sting entered the studio in early February 2009 to begin work on a new album. [8]


SzínészkarrierjeSzerkesztés

Sting occasionally has ventured into acting. Notable film roles include:

Sting narrated the American premiere of the musical Yanomamo (1983), by Peter Rose and Anne Conlon outlining problems that existed in the Amazon rainforest. This was made into a film and later broadcast as Song of the Forest (currently available from WWF-UK). Other appearances on the stage and television include guest spots on Saturday Night Live and Ally McBeal. He also provided the voice of Zarm on the 1990s television show Captain Planet and the Planeteers. In 1989 he starred as Macheath (Mack the Knife) in the The Threepenny Opera, the classic 1928 German musical work by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill in New York and Washington. He most recently appeared as a musical guest on the fictional series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

Sting appeared on the television sitcom Ally McBeal as himself, being sued for appearing to sing to a fan by the fan's husband. Because of Sting's schedule, this suit forced his lawyer, Larry Paul, to dedicate the day to him causing him to stay away from his girlfriend, Ally, on her birthday.

ActivismSzerkesztés

While with the Police, Sting wrote "Driven to Tears", an angry indictment of apathy in the face of world hunger, and it preceded his work on Bob Geldof's "Feed The World" project.

Sting sang on "Do They Know It's Christmas?" -- a hit single from Geldof's pop music super-group called "Band Aid" which eventually led to the Live Aid Concert in July 1985, in which Sting also took part, performing with Branford Marsalis, Phil Collins, and with the group Dire Straits.

Throughout the 1980s, Sting strongly supported environmentalism and humanitarian movements, such as Amnesty International. In 1986 he was interviewed by the BBC about the origins of his support for Amnesty International and he stated: "I've been a member of Amnesty and a support member for five years, due to an entertainment event called The Secret Policeman's Ball and before that I did not know about Amnesty, I did not know about its work, I did not know about torture in the world."

Sting's first involvement in the human rights cause occurred in September 1981 when he was invited by producer Martin Lewis to participate in the fourth Amnesty International gala The Secret Policeman's Other Ball following the example set at the 1979 show by Pete Townshend.[15] Sting performed two of his Police compositions as a soloist - "Roxanne" and "Message in a Bottle"' - appearing on all four nights of the show at the Theatre Royal in London. Sting also led an impromptu super-group of other musicians (dubbed The Secret Police) performing at the show including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Phil Collins, Donovan, Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in the show's grand finale - Sting's own reggae-tinged arrangement of Bob Dylan's I Shall Be Released. The event was the first time that Sting had worked with Geldof, Collins and Ure - an association that developed further with 1984's Band Aid and 1985's Live Aid. Sting's performance - his first live appearances as a solo performer - was prominently featured on the album of the show (being its lead tracks) and in the film. In 1986, Sting was one of the headline performers on Amnesty's A Conspiracy of Hope tour of the US. In late 1986, Sting visited Quentin Crisp in his New York City apartment and learned about what it was like for Crisp to grow up gay in the homophobic 1920s - 1960s. As a result, Sting dedicated the song "Englishman in New York" to Crisp.

A high point in his many contributions to human-rights causes came in 1988, when he joined a team of other major musicians - including Peter Gabriel and Bruce Springsteen - assembled under the banner of Amnesty International for the six-week world tour Human Rights Now! Tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In 1988, he released the single "They Dance Alone" which chronicled the plight of the mothers, wives and daughters of the "disappeared", the innocent victims of the Pinochet regime in Chile. Unable to publicly voice their grievances to the government about their missing loved ones, for fear that they would "go missing" too, the women of Chile would pin photos of their "disappeared" relatives on their clothing, and dance in silent outrage against the government in public places.

With his wife Trudie Styler and Raoni Metuktire, a Kayapó Indian leader in Brazil, Sting founded the Rainforest Foundation to help save the rainforests. His support for these causes continues to this day, and includes an annual benefit concert held at New York's Carnegie Hall with Billy Joel, Elton John, James Taylor and other music superstars. A species of Colombian tree frog, Dendropsophus stingi, was named after him in recognition of his "commitment and efforts to save the rain forest" (Kaplan 1994).

Sting and his wife Trudie Styler were awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience award in Sherborn Mass on 30 June 2000. Singer/song writer, documentary film producers for their commitment to the environment through the establishment of the Rainforest Foundation; to human rights in China through the documentary film on Tiananmen Square; and to peace and social justice through the powerful gift of song.[16]

On 21 October 1991, Sting joined Don Henley and Billy Joel at New York's Madison Square Garden for a benefit rock show called The Concert for Walden Woods.

On 15 September 1997, Sting joined Sir Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Sir Elton John, Phil Collins and Mark Knopfler at London's Royal Albert Hall for Music For Montserrat, a benefit concert for the Caribbean island that had recently been devastated by an eruption from a volcano.

He also took part in the post-9-11 rock telethon to raise money for the families of the victims of terror attacks in the United States.

On 2 July 2005, Sting performed at the Live 8 concert, the follow up to 1985's Live Aid Concert.

In 2007, Sting joined his friends Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland in his reunited band, The Police, and played the closing set at the Live Earth Concert at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Joined by John Mayer and Kanye West, Sting and the Police fittingly ended the show singing "Message in a Bottle," as the event was dubbed "The SOS Concert."

In 2008 Sting contributed to a music album called Songs for Tibet, to support Tibet and the current Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso.[17]

MagánéleteSzerkesztés

 
Sting at Madison Square Garden in New York City on 1 August 2007.

Sting married actress Frances Tomelty from Northern Ireland, on 1 May 1976. Before they divorced in 1984, the couple had two children: Joseph (born 23 November 1976) and Fuchsia Catherine (a.k.a. "Kate", born 17 April 1982). Joe Sumner is a member of the band Fiction Plane. In 1980 Sting became a tax exile[18][19][20] and moved to Galway in Ireland. In 1982, shortly after the birth of his second child, Sting separated from Tomelty and began living with actress (and later film producer) Trudie Styler. The couple eventually married on 20 August 1992. Sting and Styler have four children: Bridget Michael (a.k.a. "Mickey", born 19 January 1984), Jake (born 24 May 1985), Eliot Pauline (nicknamed "Coco", born 30 July 1990), and Giacomo Luke (born 17 December 1995). Coco is the current singer and founder of the London based group I Blame Coco. Both of Sting's parents died from cancer in 1987. He did not, however, attend either funeral stating that the media fuss would be disrespectful to his parents.[21] 1995 found Sting preparing for a court appearance against his former accountant who had misappropriated several million pounds of his money.[22] Sting owns several homes worldwide, including Elizabethan manor house Lake House and its 60 acre country estate near Salisbury, Wiltshire; a country cottage in the Lake District; a New York City apartment; a beach house in Malibu; a 2,4 km2 estate in Tuscany; and two properties in London: an apartment on The Mall, and an 18th-century terrace house in Highgate.[23] He also owns homes in the Caribbean, including one in the upscale community of Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic.[forrás?] Sting was estimated to have a fortune of £180 million in the Sunday Times Rich List of 2011, making him one of the 10 richest people in the British music industry.[24]

 
Kasparov and Sting, Times Square, New York.

To keep physically fit, for years Sting ran five miles (8 km) a day and performed aerobics. He participated in running races at Parliament Hill and charity runs similar to the British 10K. Around 1990 he met Danny Paradise who introduced him to yoga, and he later began practising regularly. His practice consisted primarily of an Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga series, though now he practices Tantra and Jivamukti Yoga as well.[25] He wrote a foreword to the book Yoga Beyond Belief,[26] written by Ganga White in 2007.

An avid chess player, Sting played Garry Kasparov in an exhibition game in 2000, along with four bandmates: Dominic Miller, Jason Rebello, Chris Botti, and Russ Irwin. Kasparov beat all five simultaneously within 50 minutes.[27]

Formerly eating only animals that he raised himself, Sting now adheres to a macrobiotic diet.[28]

In 1969 Sting read the Gormenghast trilogy by Mervyn Peake and became a passionate fan. He later bought the film rights to the books, and also named household pets, a race horse, his publishing company, and even one of his daughters (Fuchsia) after characters from the books.[29]

Sting is a supporter of Newcastle United, and in 2009, backed a Newcastle United Supporters campaign against the controversial plan of owner Mike Ashley to sell off the naming rights to St James' Park.[30]

Sting is agnostic.[31]

DiszkográfiaSzerkesztés

Year Title Billboard album 200[32] UK Top 100[33] RIAA[34] BPI[35]
1985 The Dream of the Blue Turtles 2 3 3x Platinum 2x Platinum
1987 ...Nothing Like the Sun 9 1 2x Platinum Platinum
1991 The Soul Cages 2 1 Platinum Gold
1993 Ten Summoner's Tales 2 2 3x Platinum 2x Platinum
1996 Mercury Falling 5 4 Platinum Platinum
1999 Brand New Day 9 5 3x Platinum Platinum
2003 Sacred Love 3 3 Platinum Gold
2006 Songs from the Labyrinth 25 24 - -

Magyarországi fellépéseiSzerkesztés

Dátum Helyszín Turné Zenekar
1988. szeptember 6. Népstadion Amnesty International, Human Rights Now!
1996. május 23. Kisstadion Mercury Falling Tour
2000. június 12. Kisstadion Brand New Day Tour
2004. június 5. Felvonulási tér, T-Mobile Nap, Kapcsolat koncert Sacred Love Tour
2006. június 20. Papp László Budapest Sportaréna Broken Music Tour
2010. november 6. Papp László Budapest Sportaréna Symphonicity Tour Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
2011. június 30. Papp László Budapest Sportaréna Symphonicity Tour Budafoki Dohnányi Ernő Szimfonikus Zenekar

BibliográfiaSzerkesztés

Lásd mégSzerkesztés

HivatkozásokSzerkesztés

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  7. Smart, Gordan: Sting appears in new version of Guitar Hero. The Sun, 2008. szeptember 5. (Hozzáférés: 2008. szeptember 5.)
  8. http://www.sting.com/news/news.php?uid=6214
  9. http://www.port.hu/pls/fi/films.film_page?i_film_id=7686&i_city_id=3372&i_county_id=-1&i_where=1
  10. http://www.port.hu/pls/fi/films.film_page?i_film_id=4841&i_city_id=3372&i_county_id=-1&i_where=1
  11. http://www.port.hu/pls/fi/films.film_page?i_film_id=7128&i_city_id=3372&i_county_id=-1&i_where=2
  12. http://www.port.hu/pls/fi/films.film_page?i_film_id=39511&i_city_id=3372&i_county_id=-1&i_where=1
  13. http://www.port.hu/pls/fi/films.film_page?i_film_id=13044&i_city_id=3372&i_county_id=-1&i_where=2
  14. http://www.port.hu/pls/fi/films.film_page?i_where=2&i_film_id=5228&i_city_id=3372&i_county_id=-1
  15. REVOLVER. The Irish Times. (Hozzáférés: 2008. május 12.)
  16. THE COURAGE OF CONSCIENCE AWARD. The Peace Abbey. (Hozzáférés: 2008. május 12.)
  17. E-Online (22 July 2008) Sting, Matthews, Mayer Gamer for Tibet Than Beijing
  18. McMahon, Gary: The Returns of the Prodigal Tax Exile, 2008. August. (Hozzáférés: 2010. június 9.)
  19. Sting | Music's Top Twelve Tax Exiles. Comcast.net. (Hozzáférés: 2010. július 3.)
  20. GQ, June 1985, Interview with Fred Schruers
  21. Sutcliffe, Phil: Interview Date: October 1996. Q Magazine, 1996. October. (Hozzáférés: 2008. január 18.)
  22. Sting and I by James Berryman, 2005
  23. What's wrong with being pretentious?”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2003. november 11. (Hozzáférés ideje: 2008. május 12.) 
  24. The top 50 richest people in music
  25. Sting and Yoga. YogaEdge, 2011. június 1.
  26. ''Yoga Beyond Belief''. Whitelotus.org. (Hozzáférés: 2010. október 19.)
  27. Manning, Kara: Sting Battles Chess King Kasparov In Times Square. MTV, 2000. június 30. (Hozzáférés: 2008. május 12.)
  28. Excerpt from. IVU. (Hozzáférés: 2010. október 19.)
  29. [1][halott link]
  30. Mitchell, Terry: Newcastle United fans campaign backed by Sting. The Football Fan Census, 2009. november 12. (Hozzáférés: 2011. március 11.)
  31. Forráshivatkozás-hiba: Érvénytelen <ref> címke; nincs megadva szöveg a(z) Time nevű lábjegyzeteknek
  32. allmusic ((( Sting > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))
  33. everyHit.com search results
  34. RIAA - Gold & Platinum - 14 August 2008
  35. The Bpi

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