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

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Harper Collins, Sep 29, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages

“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.

 

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STRANGE THINGS HAPPEN: A Life with The Police, Polo, and Pygmies

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A lively, somewhat disjointed memoir by the former drummer and founder of The Police.The American-born son of a CIA agent and his archaeologist wife, Copeland grew up a "diplo-brat" in Beirut, where ... Read full review

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The emphasis is on fun in this memoir - for Copeland is a hyperactive sort, workaholic but easily bored, loving a challenge, never playing anything quite the same way twice, liking to be boss, and he ... Read full review

Contents

LebAnon 195767
8
MusiC 1968
15
Curved Air 1975
28
tAgging London 1977
34
A QuiCK history oF the PoLiCe 197678
46
learnIng to Be normal
57
horses 1987
75
hoLy bLood CresCent Moon
90
hALL oF FAMe March 2003
131
the hybrid december 2004
151
dAnCing With the PoLLstArs February 2004
157
aBnormal agaIn
223
A Mighty Wind in the MAgiC stingdoM May 2007
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bAKeoFF in Fort Worth 1990
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oysterheAd April 2001
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About the author (2009)

Steward Copeland counts himself fortunate to have been a founder of the most played and successful trio of the 1980s. His ongoing travels in search of exotic rhythms and musical celebrations have taken him all around the world. Copeland is the father of seven children. He lives with his wife and three daughters.

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