Europe finally got its own MTV channel on August 1, 1987, opening with, what else, Dire Straits' 'Money For Nothing' video.
In an artistic about-turn that no one predicted, Sting confidently explored classical music across three albums that remain some of his most experimental.
'This group of musicians were all happy to be there working with me,' says Sting in an exclusive interview.
'Every Breath You Take' was the band's only No.1 on the Hot 100, but it became America’s biggest song of the entire year.
The clip, like the album, captures the excitement of live performances by Sting and his stellar band in Europe in 1985.
When the album was released in June 1983, little did their millions of fans know it would be their last studio LP.
‘If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free’ was a joyous solo debut from Sting.
How well do you know The Police’s fifth and final studio album, ‘Synchronicity’? Test your knowledge with our quiz below!
An instant classic from The Police, here's the story behind the song recorded by everybody from Grace Jones to Manfred Mann.
Test your knowledge of The Police’s live performances with our quiz!
Starting with his solo debut, in 1985, Sting embarked on a six-year period with three solo albums that charted a remarkable artistic progression.
‘My Songs’ finds Sting redefining the songs that have defined his life. In his own words, we go track-by-track through his musical autobiography.
The biggest song of 1983, ‘Every Breath You Take’ made Sting and The Police megastars and continues to cast an alluring spell over all who hear it.
Gil Evans was one of the most important arrangers in the history of jazz.
From songs by The Beatles to Rick Wakeman, Metallica to The Rolling Stones, uDiscover Music uncovers the best songs inspired by books.