The Police were lumped in with other punk and New Wave groups when their debut album, 'Outlandos D'Amour,' was released in 1978. But their roots were deeper than that, hitting jazz, pop, prog and other styles. It helped that all three members -- singer-bassist Sting, guitarist Andy Summers and drummer Stewart Copeland -- were great musicians, helping them achieve the reggae grooves found on their early albums. After a stretch of terrific records in the late '70s and early '80s, marked by the No. 1 'Synchronicity' (which stayed at the top spot for a whopping 17 weeks), Sting left for a successful solo career. The band briefly reunited in 2007.
The Police Song Sting Literally Tried to Bury in the Garden
Guitarist Andy Summers wrote the award-winning "Behind My Camel," but the frontman wasn't a fan.
The Police Song That Makes Stewart Copeland Turn Off the Radio
Drummer can’t listen to closing seconds of “Message in a Bottle” and blames guitarist Andy Summers for it.
Stewart Copeland Recalls Last Time He Saw Neil Peart
Friends gathered for late Rush drummer’s birthday four months before his death.
Is the Police’s ‘Don’t Stand So Close to Me’ Autobiographical?
The song's teacher-student romance remains a taboo subject.
Oysterhead Return After 14 Years - Videos, Set List
Les Claypool, Stewart Copeland and Trey Anastasio perform Police and Phish covers for first time.
Stewart Copeland Remembers the Police's Early Days in Documentary
Drummer recalls band's rise to fame in 'Everyone Stares.'
The Police Are Getting Their Own Funko Pop! Figures
Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland will soon be replicated in company's distinctive style.
Stewart Copeland Recalls Golden Ray of Sunshine When He Met Sting
Before the Police, Sting's bass playing was apparently the one bright spot in an otherwise terrible jazz-fusion group.