Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Happy Birthday Sting! Police Rocker Turns 69 Years Young, Eternal Renaissance Man With Projects Galore Pandemic Is No Problem


Happy Birthday to Sting, he turns 69 years young today.

Ironic: Sting would say rock star is the last thing that describes him. Husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, activist, musician. He’s stayed contemporary with a career that now spans more than 40 years. It’s quite an accomplishment. Just this week he’s featured on a single by a new rapper, Gashi, whose song he liked. (And frankly just hearing his voice pop up in someone else’s record is always welcome.) He’s spent the last two or three years collaborating with Shaggy. Right now, Sting is busy compiling an album of duets we may see before Christmas. Pandemic? Nothing’s going to stop him. And when the virus is over, and theaters open again, “The Last Ship” will set sail once more. And let’s not forget his Italian winery, Il Palagio, now getting awards like crazy.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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