Sting - On A Winter's Day

Paul Gambaccini talks to Sting about his life and career and plays some of his key compositions acoustically in the studio.

In a no holds barred conversation, he discusses everything from his early life and family, through jazz bands and teaching in Newcastle; onto the heady days of first success, the tempestuous relationship with his fellow band members in The Police and their reunion tour. He also covers his successful solo career, which continues with the release of his new Winter album; charity work and his feelings on the X Factor and contemporary music.

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Paul Gambaccini talks to Sting about his life and career and plays some of his key compositions acoustically in the studio.

In a no holds barred conversation, he discusses everything from his early life and family, through jazz bands and teaching in Newcastle; onto the heady days of first success, the tempestuous relationship with his fellow band members in The Police and their reunion tour. He also covers his successful solo career, which continues with the release of his new Winter album; charity work and his feelings on the X Factor and contemporary music.