Touted by fans for his charisma and scorned by critics for his
egomania, Sting is one of the most commercially successful and most
controversial rock artists performing today. A schoolteacher from
Newcastle, Sting soared to international fame and the top of the
seventies rock charts with The Police, one of the most popular
bands on the planet. After the band folded, he emerged as a solo
start with hit singles, critically acclaimed albums, worldwide
sell-out tours, and a host of Grammys. Yet Sting's career has been
turbulent -- an accomplished jazz bassist and vastly talented
musician, he has been charged with playing punk and reggae for
careerist convenience. He has been accused of single-handedly
breaking up The Police at the peak of its rock band powers. In this
updated edition of the first full-length biography of Sting,
Christopher Sandford examines the substance behind the cliche: the
creative disagreements -- and physical violence -- among The
Police; the musical intelligence that produced such albums as
Nothing Like the Sun and Ten Summoner's Tales; Sting's ecological
campaigning and financial dealings; and his numerous sexual
entanglements. Here is Sting, the legend, the man, the political
activist, the performer who continues to fascinate the world.
Carroll & Graf Publishers
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