The Police were an English rock group formed in London in 1977. The band consisted of Sting (vocals, bass guitar), Andy Summers (guitar) and Stewart Copeland (drums). The Police became one of the most successful bands of the 1980s, selling over 75 million records worldwide and winning six Grammy Awards.
The band’s early music was a mix of punk, reggae and new wave, but they eventually developed a more mainstream sound. Their first album, “Outlandos d’Amour,” was released in 1978 and contained hits such as “Roxanne” and “Can’t Stand Losing You.” Their follow-up album, “Reggatta de Blanc,” was released in 1979 and contained the hit single “Message in a Bottle.”
The Police’s third album, “Zenyatta Mondatta,” was released in 1980 and contained the hit singles “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” and “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da.” The album was a commercial success, reaching number one on the UK Albums Chart and the Billboard 200 in the United States.
In 1981, the Police released their fourth album, “Ghost in the Machine,” which contained the hit singles “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” and “Spirits in the Material World.” The album was a commercial success, reaching number two on the UK Albums Chart and the Billboard 200.
The Police’s fifth and final studio album, “Synchronicity,” was released in 1983 and contained the hit singles “Every Breath You Take” and “Wrapped Around Your Finger.” The album was a massive commercial success, reaching number one on the UK Albums Chart and the Billboard 200.
In 1986, the Police disbanded, with Sting pursuing a successful solo career. However, the band has reformed several times for reunion tours, most recently in 2007.
Throughout their career, the Police were known for their tight, energetic performances and Sting’s distinctive voice and songwriting style. They were also known for incorporating elements of reggae and world music into their music. The Police are considered one of the most influential bands of the 1980s and their music continues to be popular today.
Andy Summers is an English musician best known as the guitarist for the rock group the Police. He was born in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, England on December 31, 1942.
Summers began his career as a musician in the 1960s, playing with various bands in England and Europe. In the 1970s, he moved to the United States and played with several punk and new wave bands, including the Animals and Iggy Pop.
Summers joined the Police in 1977, shortly after the band was formed. He played guitar on all of the band’s albums and was an integral part of the band’s sound, contributing his signature style of playing and his experience in various musical genres.
In addition to his work with the Police, Summers has released several solo albums and has worked with other artists as a session musician. He is known for his unique playing style, which incorporates elements of jazz, rock, and world music.
After the Police disbanded in 1986, Summers continued to work as a musician, releasing solo albums and collaborating with other artists. He has received critical acclaim for his work and is considered one of the most influential guitarists of the 1980s.