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Sting- The Dream of the Blue Turtles 35th Anniversary

Police singer/ songwriter Sting's first solo album," The Dream of the Blue Turtles",   was highly anticipated. Musical direction-wise it surprised some who did not know Sting's pre-punk jazz roots at college, but in no way did it disappoint, with "If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free", "Russians", and "Fortress Around Your Heart".
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The Police- Regatta de Blanc 40th Anniversary- Sting, Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers

"Love can mend your life, but love can break your heart..."- "Message in a Bottle", 1979 (Sting) "Outlandos d'Amour  has a certain grotesque, naïve charm about it," Sting offers in this interview about the second album by The Police,…

The Police- Outlandos d’Amour- Sting, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland

"Outlandos d'Amour'   has a certain grotesque, naive charm about it," Sting confesses in this interview about the Police debut,"but 'Regatta de Blanc'  was infinitely a much better record."
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The Police- Synchronicity- Sting, Stewart Copeland

Starting with 1978's "Outlandos d'Amour",  the UK breakthrough "Regatta de Blanc",  their 1980 worldwide hit "Zenyatta Mondatta",  and "Ghost in the Machine" the following year, you could debate whether the first four  albums by the Anglo-American band The Police  were significant enough creatively and commercially to issue a warrant to book them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Yet this fact is certain: the 1983 Police album  "Synchronicity" guaranteed it.

Police-Zenyatta Mondatta-Sting,Andy Summers,Stewart Copeland

On their first U.S.tour in early 1979 the three members of The Police, Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers, & Sting arrived for their first interview at my Memphis radio studio... in a station wagon. Barely 15 months later they returned to take…