imageThe History Channels reports today how on August 18, 1977, The Police played their first gig with as band members Gordon Sumner (better known as Sting), Stewart Copeland, and Andy Summers at a nightclub in Birmingham, UK. Sting and Copeland had formed the band several months earlier with another guitar player, Henry Padovani, who had quit the band, but this was the first show featuring the trio that proved to be a hit-making combination.

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