The Police are an English Rock band formed in London in 1977. The band consists of lead singer Sting, guitarist Andy Summers, and drummer Stewart Copeland. This was one of the most influential bands back in the late seventies and eighties. They had a number of hits including Roxanne, Message in a Bottle, and Every Breath You Take. One of my all-time favorite songs is one from their early days So Lonely. They had a very distinct sound from Sting’s vocals to the unique drum play from Copeland.
Sting got his nickname when he wore a yellow and black stripped shirt and the name stuck for the rest of his life. Although you don’t think of Sting in the same category as Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant, OR Eddie Veder, Sting has a unique voice and the songs from the Police are very catchy and recognizable. Copeland is listed as a top 10 drummer joined by late names such as Jon Bonham of Led Zepplin, Neil Peart of Rush and Ginger Baker of Cream.
He also joins a list of drummers still performing such as Dave Grohl of Nirvana, Ringo Starr of the Beatles, and Ian Paice of Deep Purple. Andy summers rounded out the group and may not be in the top class with guitarists such as Hendrix, Jimmy Page, or Eddie Van Halen, but he is a definite key to the success of the trio. The Police performed well into the late 2000’s when they decided to call it quits. Their music is still popular today and can be heard all over. This is definitely one of my top 20 bands and I enjoy listening to them as much today as I did as a kid. Are you a fan of The Police? Sound off below and let us know!