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(born 1982). Joe is following in his father's musical footsteps and is a member of the band Fiction Plane.
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 in 1992. Sting and Styler have four children: Bridget Michael (a.k.a. "Mickey," born 1984), Jake (born 1985), Eliot Pauline (nicknamed "Coco," born 1990), and Giacomo Luke (born 1995).
Both of Sting's parents died from cancer in 1987; however, he did not attend either funeral.
Sting owns several homes worldwide, including a 60-acre country estate called "Lake House" located in Wiltshire, England, a country cottage in the Lake District, a New York City apartment, a beach house in Malibu, California, a 600-acre estate in Tuscany, Italy, and two properties in London: an apartment on the Mall and an 18th-century terrace house in Highgate. [1] According to an interview he did for German television broadcaster NDR in 1996 Sting chose a tree on the Lake House estate beside which he wishes to be buried someday.
Trivia
" Sting was the inspiration for the character John Constantine in the Hellblazer comic book series.
" It was said that once while performing his song "Fortress Around Your Heart", the stage crew lowered a fake fortress like wall around Sting. Although it was meant to be a joke, Sting was furious.
" Sting was a fan and frequent passenger of British Airways' supersonic Concorde. He appeared in several documentaries and publications as an unofficial spokesperson for the high-speed service, during both its November 2001 relaunch (following a crash and the subsequent grounding of the aircraft) as well as the service's October 2003 retirement.
" The song "Russians" from The Dream of the Blue Turtles utilized a theme (Suite from Lieutenant Kije, Op. 60) by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. Sting's fondness for Prokofiev manifested itself subsequently when he served as narrator for Peter and the Wolf: A Prokofiev Fantasy, one of the many versions of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf that have been recorded by celebrities.
" A species of Colombian tree frog, Dendropsophus stingi (renamed from Hyla stingi in 2005), was named after him in recognition of his "commitment and efforts to save the rain forest" (Kaplan 1994). [2] [3]
" To keep physically fit, for years Sting ran five miles a day, and performed aerobics. However, around 1990 he met Danny Paradise who introduced him to yoga. Soon after, Sting began practicing yoga regularly. His practice consists primarily of a Ashtanga Vinyasa series, though he has experimented with other forms.
" Although Sting famously claimed to have had long bouts of tantric sex with his wife, he has more recently said that it was a dinner-party joke that took on a life of its own.
" Sting has his own signature Fender Precision Bass, but over the years, has played a variety of basses, including a fretless Fender Precision Bass, a 1960s Fender Jazz Bass, a fretless Ibanez Musician Bass, a Spector NS-1, and several others.
" Sting is known to support cannabis reclassification in the United Kingdom. Following Tony Blair's intention to revoke the rescheduling of cannabis executed in January 2005, he has joined a list of prominent figures who have written to the Prime Minister urging him to keep cannabis as a class C drug. [4]
Discography
For Sting's discography with The Police, see The Police Discography.
Albums
" 1985 The Dream of the Blue Turtles #3 UK, #2 US, US Sales: 3,000,000
" 1986 Bring On the Night #16 UK
" 1987 ...Nothing Like the Sun #1 UK, #9 US, US Sales: 2,000,000
" 1988 Nada Como el Sol
" 1991 The Soul Cages #1 UK, #2 US, US Sales: 1,000,000
" 1991 Acoustic Live in Newcastle (UK only)
" 1993 Ten Summoner's Tales #2 UK, #2 US, US Sales: 3,000,000
" 1993 Demolition Man
" 1994 Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984-1994 #2 UK, #7 US, US Sales: 2,000,000
" 1995 The Living Sea: Soundtrack from the IMAX Film
" 1996 Mercury Falling #4 UK, #5 US, US Sales: 1,000,000
" 1997 The Very Best of Sting & The Police #1 UK, #46 US (both positions for the 2002 re-issue), US Sales: 500,000
" 1999 Brand New Day #5 UK, #9 US, US Sales: 3,000,000
" 1999 At the Movies (Japanese release)
" 2001 All This Time (live) #3 UK, #32 US, US Sales: 500,000
" 2003 Sacred Love #3 UK, #3 US, US Sales: 1,000,000
" 2003 Songs of Love
Virtual Albums
" iTunes Originals - Sting
Singles
Year Title Chart positions Album
U.S. Hot 100
U.S. Modern Rock
UK Singles Chart
1982
"Spread a Little Happiness" - - #16 Brimstone and Treacle OST
1985
"IfYou Love Somebody Set Them Free" #3 - #26 The Dream of the Blue Turtles
1985
"Love Is the Seventh Wave" #17 - #41 The Dream of the Blue Turtles
1985
"Fortress Around Your Heart" #8 - #49 The Dream of the Blue Turtles
1985
"Russians" #16 - #12 The Dream of the Blue Turtles
1986
"Moon Over Bourbon Street" - - #44 The Dream of the Blue Turtles
1987
"We'll Be Together" #7 - #41 ...Nothing Like the Sun
1988
"Englishman in New York"
#84 - #51 ...Nothing Like the Sun
1988
"Be Still My Beating Heart" #15 - - ...Nothing Like the Sun
1988
"Fragile" - - #70 ...Nothing Like the Sun
1988
"They Dance Alone" - - #94 ...Nothing Like the Sun
1990
"Englishman In New York" (Ben Liebrand remix) - - #15 -'
1991
"All This Time" #5 #1 (2 weeks) #22 The Soul Cages
1991
"Mad About You" - - #56 The Soul Cages
1991
"The Soul Cages" - #9 #57 The Soul Cages
1992
"It's Probably Me" (with Eric Clapton) - - #30 Ten Summoner's Tales
1993
"If I Ever Lose My Faith In You" #17 - #14 Ten Summoner's Tales
1993
"Seven Days" - - #25 Ten Summoner's Tales
1993
"Fields Of Gold" #23 - #16 Ten Summoner's Tales
1993
"Shape Of My Heart" - - #57 Ten Summoner's Tales
1993
"Demolition Man" - - #21 Demolition Man OST
1994
"All For Love"(with Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart) #1 - #2 The Three Musketeers OST
1994
"Nothing 'Bout Me" #57 - #32 Ten Summoner's Tales
1994
"When We Dance" #38 - #9 Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984-1994
1995
"This Cowboy Song" - - #15 Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting 1984-1994
1996
"Spirits In The Material World" (with Pato Banton) - - #36 Ace Ventura OST
1996
"Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot" #86 - #15 Mercury Falling
1996
"You Still Touch Me" #60 - #27 Mercury Falling
1996
"I Was Brought to My Senses" - - #31 Mercury Falling
1996
"I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying" #94 - - Mercury Falling
1997
"Roxanne '97" (remix) (with The Police) #59 - #17 The Very Best of Sting & The Police
1999
"Brand New Day" #100 - #13 Brand New Day
2000
"Desert Rose" (feat. Cheb Mami) #17 - #15 Brand New Day
2000
"After the Rain Has Fallen" - - #31 Brand New Day
2003
"Rise & Fall" (Craig David feat. Sting) - - #2 Slicker Than Your Average (Craig David album)
2003
"Send Your Love" - - #30 Sacred Love
2003
"Whenever I Say Your Name" (Duet with Mary J. Blige) - - #60 Sacred Love
2004
"Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing)" - - #60 Sacred Love
2005
"Taking the Inside Rail" ? - ? Racing Stripes soundtrack
Bibliography
" 2003 Autobiography Broken Music, Simon & Schuster, ISBN 0-7434-5081-7
" 2005 Biography Sting and I, James Berryman, John Blake, ISBN 1-84454-107-X
" 1998 Biography Sting - Demolition Man, Christopher Sandford, Little, Brown and Company, ISBN 0-316-64372-6
" M. Kaplan (1994). "A new species of frog of the genus Hyla from the Cordillera Oriental in northern Columbia with comments on the taxonomy of Hyla minuta". Journal of Herpetology 28 (1): 79-87.
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