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Strange Things Happen : A Life with The Police, Polo, and Pygmies

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"An excellent read."

--St. Petersburg Times



"An often hilarious, always candid and astutely observed memoir chronicling a life observed, largely, from the vantage point of a drum throne."

--Buffalo News



Rock legend Stewart Copeland, drummer for seminal pop trio The Police, shares his stories from before, during, and after his days with Sting and Andy Summers, in one of the most popular and influential bands of the eighties. Strange Things Happen indeed.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 129.54 x 149.86 x 22.86mm | 226.8g
  • Harperstudio
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 0061994693
  • 9780061994692
  • 1,733,333

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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, 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 as much about his childhood in the Middle East as the son of a CIA agent. Or be aware of his film-making adventures with the Pygmies in the deepest reaches of the Congo, and his passion for polo (Brideshead Revisited on horses). In Strange Things Happen we move from Copeland's remarkable childhood to the formation of The Police, their rise to stardom, and the settled-down life that followed. It ends with a behind-the-scenes view of The Police's extraordinarily successful reunion tour. It's a book of amazing anecdotes, all completely true, which take us backstage in a life that is fully lived.
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454 ratings
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4 33% (152)
3 37% (167)
2 11% (49)
1 3% (12)
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