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5 things you didn't know about Sting

Happy 62nd birthday Gordon Sumner, aka Sting!

Most people probably know that Sting got his nickname from a yellow and black striped soccer shirt he used to wear, and that he used to be a schoolteacher (thus all the literary references in his songs.)

But here are five things that you probably didn't know about the former Police frontman.


1. His bass is named Brian.

2. Early on, he performed on cruise ships, playing music for strippers.

3. In addition to bass guitar, Sting plays bass, saxophone, harmonica, piano and pan flute.

4. He is the godfather to Madonna's son, Rocco.

5. He doesn't like rock and roll music. Here's a surprising quote:  "I'm bored with music between 1955 and 1980. I'm completely bored. I can't listen to a rock and roll record. I can't do it. I would rather listen to hogs screwing." (Thanks for the image there, Sting).

 Sting's new album is called "The Last Ship," and he and his band performed a song from it recently on Letterman. If you enjoy Irish pirate music, you will probably like it a lot.



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