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Strange Things Happen: A Life with The Police, Polo, and Pygmies

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“An excellent read.”

—St. Petersburg Times

 

“An often hilarious, always candid and astutely observed memoir chronicling a life observed, largely, from the vantage point of a drum throne.”

—Buffalo News

 

Rock legend Stewart Copeland, drummer for seminal pop trio The Police, shares his stories from before, during, and after his days with Sting and Andy Summers, in one of the most popular and influential bands of the eighties. Strange Things Happen indeed.

Synopsis:

When Stewart Copeland gets dressed, he has an identity crisis. Should he put on "leather pants, hostile shirts, and pointy shoes"? Or wear something more appropriate to the "tax-paying, property-owning, investment-holding lotus eater" his success has allowed him to become? This dilemma is at the heart of Copeland's vastly entertaining memoir-in-stories, Strange Things Happen. The world knows Copeland as the drummer for The Police, one of the most successful bands in rock history. But they may not know as much about his childhood in the Middle East as the son of a CIA agent. Or be aware of his film-making adventures with the Pygmies in the deepest reaches of the Congo, and his passion for polo (Brideshead Revisited on horses). In Strange Things Happen we move from Copeland's remarkable childhood to the formation of The Police, their rise to stardom, and the settled-down life that followed. It ends with a behind-the-scenes view of The Police's extraordinarily successful reunion tour. It's a book of amazing anecdotes, all completely true, which take us backstage in a life that is fully lived.

About the Author

Reunited after twenty-three years with his bandmates in The Police when they opened the Grammy Awards on February 11, 2007, Stewart Copeland counts himself fortunate to have been a founder of the most played and successful trio of the 1980s. The Police's reunion tour, which began in Vancouver in May 2007 and ended in New York's Madison Square Garden in August 2008, went on to be the third biggest tour of all time—grossing some 387 million dollars. Recipient of the Hollywood Film Festival's first Outstanding Music in Film Visionary Award, and a 2003 inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Copeland has been responsible for some of the film world's most innovative and groundbreaking scores. His career includes the sale of more than sixty million records, which have won him five Grammys and numerous other awards. His ongoing travels in search of exotic rhythms and musical celebrations have taken him all the way around the world—from the polo fields of Cirencester to the dives of Havana, from the steaming Congo to the remotest regions of the Hollywood jungles. Copeland is the father of seven children. He lives with his wife and three daughters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061994692
Author:
Copeland, Stewart
Publisher:
Harperstudio
Read by:
Copeland, Stewart
Read:
Copeland, Stewart
Author:
Copeland, Stewart
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Edition Description:
Audio
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.04x5.18x.86 in. .51 lbs.
Media Run Time:
480

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"Synopsis" by , When Stewart Copeland gets dressed, he has an identity crisis. Should he put on "leather pants, hostile shirts, and pointy shoes"? Or wear something more appropriate to the "tax-paying, property-owning, investment-holding lotus eater" his success has allowed him to become? This dilemma is at the heart of Copeland's vastly entertaining memoir-in-stories, Strange Things Happen. The world knows Copeland as the drummer for The Police, one of the most successful bands in rock history. But they may not know as much about his childhood in the Middle East as the son of a CIA agent. Or be aware of his film-making adventures with the Pygmies in the deepest reaches of the Congo, and his passion for polo (Brideshead Revisited on horses). In Strange Things Happen we move from Copeland's remarkable childhood to the formation of The Police, their rise to stardom, and the settled-down life that followed. It ends with a behind-the-scenes view of The Police's extraordinarily successful reunion tour. It's a book of amazing anecdotes, all completely true, which take us backstage in a life that is fully lived.
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