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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display_description 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 memoir. The world knows him as the drummer for The Police, one of the most successful bands in rock history. But they may not know 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. Here 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's a book of amazing anecdotes, all completely true, which take us backstage in a life that is fully lived.--From publisher description.
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table_of_contents pt. 1. Strange things happen. -- A letter to a childhood friend (2009) -- Wardrobe (Late 1980s) -- Lebanon (1957-67) -- Music (1968) -- Curved air ( 1975) -- Tagging London (1977) -- Klark Kent (1978) -- A quick history of the Police (1976-78) -- Police rule (1979-84) -- pt. 2. Learning to be normal. -- Congo (1984) -- Horses (1987) -- Opera : Holy Blood, Crescent Moon (1989) -- Bake-off in Fort Worth (1990) -- Horse opera (1992) -- pt. 3. Still not normal. -- Oysterhead (April 2001) -- Hall of Fame (March 2003) -- La notte della Taranta (August 2004) -- Incubus : the hybrid (December 2004) -- Dancing with the (poll)stars (February 2004) -- Scoring with Anjelica (March 2005) -- Foo flying with the fly foos (June 2005) -- Gizmo (2005) -- Judge hard place and the BBC (2006) -- The grateful dad (2007) -- Sundance (2006) -- pt. 4. Abnormal again. -- Lock up your mothers : we're back (February 2007) -- Will this fly? (2007) -- Eberhard sets us free (1978) -- A mighty wind in the magic stingdom (May 2007) -- The disaster gig (May 2007) -- Angry in Edmonton (June 2007) -- Conquering heroes (June 2007) -- Malibu fey choir (June 2007) -- How big is my amp! (June 2007) -- Aftershow ritual (July 2007) -- Tuba in Turin (October 2007) -- Four beers and the president (October 2007) -- Raging kumbaya (January 2008) -- Slav on a slab (June 2008) -- Burning the golden goose (1984) -- Singapore showdown (February 2008) -- Toast in the machine ( August 2008) -- Elvis is leaving the building (August 2008) -- Afterword : The green flag (2009) -- Appendix A : Who -- Appendix B : What.
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title Strange things happen : a life with the Police, polo, and pygmies
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