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65+ and still rockin'

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 69: NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27:  Sting performs on stage during Advertising Week New York 2016 - D&AD Impact at the PlayStation Theater on September 27, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Advertising Week New York)


Born: Oct. 10, 1951

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, better known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter and actor. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band The Police from 1977 to 1984, before launching a solo career. He has included elements of rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age and worldbeat in his music. As a solo musician and a member of The Police, he has received 16 Grammy Awards (his first in the category of best rock instrumental in 1980, for "Reggatta de Blanc"), three Brit Awards, including Best British Male in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and three Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song. 

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