British music icon
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner was born on October 2, 1951 in England. The nickname "Sting“ came about after he wore a yellow and black sweater which resembled a bee. Before embarking on a musical career, Gordon Sumner worked as an English teacher. In 1977 he founded the band “The Police” along with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The Police dissolved as a band in the mid-80s and Sting embarked on a successful solo career.