The idea for The Police appeared in the minds of Sting (actually Gordon Summer) and Stewart Copeland in 1977. At that time, Sting played with jazz bands in Newcastle, and Copeland was the drummer of the Curved Air group. Soon guitarist Henri Padovani joined them and one of the most popular British rock bands was formed.
Already their first single “Fall Out” turned out to be a hit and achieved a fantastic result of 70 thousand copies sold. Soon Andy Summers became the new guitarist. The first album “Outlandos d’Amour” (1978) was on the charts in Great Britain and the USA.
The Police’s second album – “Reggatta De Blanc” was released just a year later, and was promoted by the single “Message in a Bottle”, occupying the top of the British charts for 4 weeks. Thanks to these releases, the band has established itself as a star, not only in Great Britain but throughout Europe.
I hope that someone gets my, I hope that someone gets my… Message in a Bottle!