Once he led one of the most popular rock bands of the late
'70s. But how far he has fallen. Now he's simply an internationally successful
solo artist. Like only a handful of others--Elvis, Madonna, Prince--he has
managed to let the whole world know him by a one word name. The Police formed
in 1977, the year the Sex Pistols broke up. The Police were the pop tip of
punk. In fact, they weren't punk at all. But they had the look, and their
sound, which included reggae rhythms, caught the attention of rock fans.
"Roxanne" broke into the American Top 40 in 1979, and until the group's
mid-'80s break-up, they were one of the world's most popular bands. We're not
quote sure what happened to that mega Police reunion (studio album, stadium
tour, live album, home video--the works), and until it happens, you'll just
have to make due with more Sting solo albums. Yawn.