Well, we are all still in quarantine/lock down here in Michigan. It looks to continue till the end of May. Hopefully, by then, things will be better and much safer to return to, what will be, closer to normal. We really don’t know what that will look like yet, but I’m looking forward to that time.
It’s going to be another short musical Fabulous Find again this week. And as a sign of our current times, I’m sharing the song; Don’t Stand So Close To Me by The Police, though I did consider; Dancing With Myself by Billy Idol. Both songs resonate with our current lives.
Anyway, here’s the Police …
The Police were an English band formed in London in 1977. Their line-up consisted of primary songwriter Sting (lead vocals, bass guitar), Andy Summers (guitar), and Stewart Copeland (drums, percussion). Emerging from the British new wave scene, they played a style of rock influenced by punk, reggae and even jazz. They were considered one of the leaders of the second British Invasion of the United States. In 1983, Rolling Stone Magazine labelled them “the first British New Wave act to break through in America on a grand scale, and possibly the biggest band in the world.” The Police eventually disbanded in 1986.
Each band member continued with their solo careers over the next 20 years. Sting recording and touring as a solo performer to great success. Summers recorded a number of albums, both as a solo artist and in collaboration with other musicians. Copeland became a prolific producer of movie and television soundtracks, and he recorded and toured with two new bands. They reunited in early 2007 for a ‘one-off’ world tour that ended in August 2008.