ON THIS DAY...
2010: Sting performed with the National Youth Orchestra of Germany at the Movimentos Festwochen in Wolfsburg, Germany.
2008: The Police performed at Cricket Wirelesss Amphitheatre in San Diego, USA.
2005: Sting attended the Ivor Novello Awards in London on May 26 and presented the Best Selling UK Single award to Bob Geldof and Midge Ure for 'Band Aid 20's 'Do They Know It's Christmas Time'.
2004: Sting performed at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, France.
2001: Sting performed at the Fleetbank Centre in Boston, USA.
1996: Sting performed at the Rock im Ring Festival in Nuerburgring, Germany.
1993: Sting performed at Mud Island in Memphis, USA.
1990: The BBC broadcast a unique TV Special produced by Kevin Godley entitled 'One World, One Voice'.
1985: Sting performed at the Mogador Theatre in Paris, France.
1978: The Police performed with Eberhard Schoener at the Philipshalle in Düsseldorf, Germany.
“I grew up with soul when I was fifteen and sixteen. Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin and all those people. Then I listened to blues, then rhythm and blues and then into reggae. I've always been into black music and I still am. I never was into rock and roll like Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple and Black Sabbath - I really found those bands distasteful. In fact by that time I was in jazz groups and I looked down on people like that as lesser mortals."