Strange Things Happen by Stewart Copeland audiobook

Strange Things Happen:

A Life with The Police, Polo, and Pygmies

By Stewart Copeland
Read by Stewart Copeland

HarperCollins 9780061791499
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The drummer from The Police tells stories from before, during, and after the band’s heyday. When Stewart Copeland gets dressed, he has an identity crisis. Should he put on “leather pants, hostile shirts and pointy shoes?” Or wear something more appropriate to the “tax-paying, property-owning, investment-holding lotus eater” his success has allowed him to become? This dilemma is at the heart of Copeland’s vastly entertaining memoir-in-stories-that-could-be-told-over-a-meal, Strange Things Happen. The world knows Copeland as the drummer for The Police, one of the most successful bands in rock history. But they may not know much about his childhood growing in the Middle East as the son of a CIA agent. Or his film-making adventures with the Pygmies in the deepest Congo. Or his passion for polo (“Brideshead Revisited on horses”). Strange Things Happen moves from Copeland’s remarkable childhood through the formation of The Police and their rise to stardom to the aristocratic life that followed, and finally behind the scenes of The Police’s extraordinarily successful reunion tour. It’s a book of amazing anecdotes, all completely true, that take us backstage of a life fully lived. (And yes, there are chapters about Sting, too.)

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Summary

Summary

The drummer from The Police tells stories from before, during, and after the band’s heyday.

When Stewart Copeland gets dressed, he has an identity crisis. Should he put on “leather pants, hostile shirts and pointy shoes?” Or wear something more appropriate to the “tax-paying, property-owning, investment-holding lotus eater” his success has allowed him to become?

This dilemma is at the heart of Copeland’s vastly entertaining memoir-in-stories-that-could-be-told-over-a-meal, Strange Things Happen. The world knows Copeland as the drummer for The Police, one of the most successful bands in rock history. But they may not know much about his childhood growing in the Middle East as the son of a CIA agent. Or his film-making adventures with the Pygmies in the deepest Congo. Or his passion for polo (“Brideshead Revisited on horses”). Strange Things Happen moves from Copeland’s remarkable childhood through the formation of The Police and their rise to stardom to the aristocratic life that followed, and finally behind the scenes of The Police’s extraordinarily successful reunion tour. It’s a book of amazing anecdotes, all completely true, that take us backstage of a life fully lived. (And yes, there are chapters about Sting, too.)

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“A seamless and irresistible narrative.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Stewart Copeland

Author Bio: Stewart Copeland

Stewart Copeland, former drummer for The Police, counts himself fortunate to have been a founder of the most played and successful trio of the 1980s and reunited with his band mates after twenty-three years to open the Grammy Awards in February 2007. The Polices reunion tour in 2007 went on to be the biggest of the year, grossing more than $247 million. Recipient of the Hollywood Film Festivals first Outstanding Music in Film Visionary Award and a 2003 inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Copeland has been responsible for some of the film worlds most innovative and groundbreaking scores. His career also includes the sale of more than 40 million records worldwide, which have won five Grammy awards. In search of exotic rhythms and musical celebration, his travels have taken him around the world, from mysterious Easter Island to Mozambique, and from the outback of Australia to the remotest regions of the Congolese jungles. He is the father of seven children and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Fiona Dent.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English