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BROUGHT up in a flat in Newcastle in the shadows of the Swan Hunter shipyard, Sting, aka Gordon Matthew Sumner, shot to fame with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers as now legendary '80s pop group The Police.
He's come a long way since he was born Gordon Matthew Sumner in Wallsend, North Tyneside, the son of a milkman and engineer and a mother who was a classically-trained pianist.
Gordon Matthew Sumner, aka rock superstar Sting, was raised in a flat above a Newcastle sandwich shop, the son of a milkman (named Ernie, amazingly enough) and a hairdresser.