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TOUR BOOK DEDICATED TO OLD THE POLICE BUDDIES

The The Police tour book is dedicated to Ian Copeland and Kim Turner.
Ian Adie Copeland (April 25, 1949 – May 23, 2006) was a pioneering American music promoter and booking agent who helped launch the New Wave movement in the United States. In 1979, Copeland founded Frontier Booking International (FBI) in New York, a talent agency that represented many of the premier New Wave acts of the 1980s, including the B-52’s, The Cure, The Police, Simple Minds, The English Beat, and The Go-Go’s. The agency grew to include hundreds of diverse musical performers on its roster (the Buzzcocks, Nine Inch Nails, Iggy Pop, R.E.M., Sting, Morrissey), as well as representing actors. Copeland published an autobiography, Wild Thing, in 1995. In 1997 he opened the Backstage Café bar and restaurant in Beverly Hills, which he owned and operated until his death from melanoma at age 57.
Kim Turner was road manager and sound technician of The Police. As their lone roadie, he was responsible for looking after them – even driving their van on an early UK tour. By the start of 1980 the group had reached No 1 and No 2 in Britain with Message In A Bottle and Can’t Stand Losing You – and Turner was working as assistant manager. He remained in that role with Sting after The Police split up in 1984 and the singer embarked on his solo career. Kim Turner died on May 12th 2003, following a brave fight against cancer.

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