14 Facts About The Police


The Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977.

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The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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The Police have sold over 75 million records, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.

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On 1 May 1977, The Police released on Illegal Records their debut single "Fall Out, " recorded at Pathway Studios in Islington, North London on 12 February 1977, with a budget of £150.

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The Police agreed, on the condition the band remain a trio, with him replacing Padovani.

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The Police made their first television appearance in October 1978, on BBC2's The Old Grey Whistle Test to promote the release of Outlandos d'Amour.

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In March 1980, the Police began their first world tour, which included places that had seldom hosted foreign performers—including Mexico, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Greece and Egypt.

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The Police had a minor solo hit in the United Kingdom with the movie's theme song, a cover of the 1929 hit "Spread a Little Happiness" .

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In return, grateful Brits, even superstars like Pete Townshend and The Police, have mugged for MTV promo spots and made the phrase ”I want my MTV” a household commonplace.

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In June 1986, the Police reconvened to play three concerts for the Amnesty International A Conspiracy of Hope tour.

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On 22 January 2007, the punk wave magazine Side-Line broke the story the Police would reunite for the Grammys, and would perform "Roxanne".

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On 11 November 2008, the Police released Certifiable: Live in Buenos Aires, a Blu-ray, DVD and CD set of the band's two performances in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the tour .

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The Police started as a punk rock band, but soon expanded their music vocabulary to incorporate reggae, pop and new wave sonorities to their sound.

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In 2003, the Police were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.

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