Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute
Played the last three shows of their career as part of Amnesty International's famed A Conspiracy of Hope tour.
Earned their first No. 1 album in the U.S. with Synchronicity.
Scored their first British No. 1 single with "Message in a Bottle."
Popular songs include "Every Breath You Take" and "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic".
Part of The Police's love of international sounds and their focus on a worldwide market came from the background of Stewart Copeland and his brother Miles, the band's manager; both had grown up as globetrotting CIA brats.
Sting had a small but important role in the 1979 film version of The Who's Quadrophenia and went on to appear in numerous movies in the '80s and '90s.