The Police were a rockband from England who played a style of rock that was influenced by jazz, punk and reggae music. As of 2008, The Police are one of the most successful bands in the world having sold over 40,000,000 records worldwide. The Police, along with The Clash, are notable for using reggae as a major part of their musical form.
Rolling Stone ranked The Police number 70 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
The Police formed with
Stewart Copeland in late 1976 as drummer, Sting as the singer-bassist and
Henry Padovani as the guitarist. In early 1977 they recorded their first single, "Fall Out"/"Nothing Achieving,".