ON THIS DAY...
2014: Sting appeared as Jackie White in 'The Last Ship' at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York.
2012: Sting performed at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.
2003: Sting played a corporate gig for the Anheuser Busch company in St. Louis, USA.
2001: Sting was one of the guests at a benefit concert for Elton John's Aids charity at Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles.
1991: Sting performed at the Palais des Sports in Grenoble, France.
1989: Sting appeared as Macheath in the '3 Penny Opera' at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre in New York.
1983: The Police performed at the Opera House in Blackpool, England.
1981: The Police performed a Fan Club concert at the Marquee Club in London, England.
1979: The Police performed at the Apollo Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland.
"You could tell what somebody was by looking at their record collection. You know, people would have like twelve or fifteen albums at the most and you could recognise what they were into very quickly by just flicking through. So it was a kind of shorthand for recognising who you were. I don't think that exist anymore in a way, those album covers were very much a flagship for who you were and what you cared about."