Ever the businessman, Copeland took the name The Police figuring it would be good publicity, and the three started gigging round landmark punk venues like The Roxy, Marquee, Vortex and Nashville in London.
Replacing Padovani with the virtuoso talents of Andy Summers the band also enrolled Stewart's elder brother Miles as manager, wowing him with a Sting song called ' Roxanne'.
The two hooked up shortly afterwards and within months, Sting had left his teaching job and moved to London.
Seeing punk as flag of convenience, Copeland and Sting - together with Corsican guitarist Henri Padovani - started rehearsing and looking for gigs.
To date, they have achieved more than four dozen Top Forty hits and become one of the most successful songwriting teams in pop history.
John's rich tenor and gospel-chorded piano, boosted by aggressive string arrangements, established a musical formula, while he reveled in an extravagant public image.
As Reginald Dwight, John won a piano scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music at age 11. By day, he ran errands for a music publishing company; he divided evenings between a group, Bluesology, and solo gigs at a London hotel bar.“Massachusetts Avenue,” Geoff Eng -- A New Zealand native who started at Berklee last year, Ong makes pop that would make Hall & Oates proud.Yes, the Hall & Oates of "Maneater." But more the duo that made the bubbly, buoyant soul of "Abandoned Luncheonette" (you don't know? “Whatever Happened,” Brian Wilson -- He reunites with old bandmates Al Jardine and David Marks and harmonizes like it's 1966.184. Actually, the trick thing was finding stuff to cut (my original list had nearly 250). “From the Pinnacle to the Pit,” Ghost -- What Tipper Gore warned us about.175.Between the embedded Bandcamp link and the playlist, you can hear everything. “Immortals,” Fall Out Boy -- If you love Green Day, Imagine Dragons and Queen equally, “Irresistible” was your favorite song of 2015.176.