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The Police, formed 1977 in London, and most active until 1986 (later reunited), was a very successful English new wave and rock band. For the majority of their history, the band consisted of Sting (lead singer, bassist and principal songwriter), Andy Summers (guitarist) and Stewart Copeland (drums). The trio, who has won six Grammy Awards and with +75 million record sales, were one of the first groups with hits influenced by reggae in USA. They were influenced by reggae, and are known for songs as Roxanne, Can't Stand Losing You, Message In A Bottle, Don't Stand So Close to Me, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic. Biography The Police formed in early 1977 in London by Stewart Copeland (drums), Gordon Sumner, better known as Sting (bass and lead vocals), and Henry Padovani (guitar). Andy Summers later joined the group, and after a very short stint as a quartet, Padovani left the band. The Police became one of the most popular bands in the late 70s and throughout the 80s. The Police are notable as one of the first mainstream white pop groups to adopt reggae as a predominant musical form and to score major international hits with reggae-styled material. (The first all-white reggae band with permanent members and frequent recording in Europe was Peps Blodsband, lead by Peps Persson from south Sweden who changed from blues to reggae 1974/75). Although reggae was already very popular in the United Kingdom (due to the large number of Caribbean immigrants) and a number of West...

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