ON THIS DAY...
2015: Sting performed at the NRK telethon in Oslo at an event raising funds for the Rainforest Foundation.
2011: 'Sting: The Best of 25 Years' was released in the USA.
2008: Sting and Trudie were honoured in Los Angeles at 2008 Oceana Partners Award Gala for their work with the Rainforest Foundation for which they have raised more than $25 million with their benefit concerts since 1989.
2004: Sting and Trudie were guests at the 'Old Vic New Voices' launch by the Old Vic Theatre at New York's East 13th Street Theatre on October 18.
2000: Sting performed at Castle Hall in Osaka, Japan.
1999: Sting made a surprise appearance on a VH1's 'Celebrity Karaoke' which was being filmed at Las Vegas's Hard Rock Hotel. He performed The Human League's 'Don't You Want Me Baby'.
1991: Sting performed at Estadio de Baseball in Monterrey, Mexico.
1980: The Police filmed a 'Rockpalast' show at the Grugahalle in Essen, Germany.
"I left the Police and I decided I wanted to go back to my jazz world. I played in a big band as a kid, I played traditional jazz in a mainstream jazz group, a jazz-rock group. I wanted to explore that a little."