If any of you remember the Live Aid concert in 1985, then you must remember Sting. Unfortunately, I was still well over a year from being born, so I clearly have no recollection of it.
Sting was the lead singer, songwriter and bassist for the band “The Police” (you’ve know, the songs “Message in a Bottle” and “Every Breath You Take”).
In 1981, Sting (who was born Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, for those of you who need to know absolutely everything!), was invited to the fourth Amnesty International gala, called “The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball.”
In 1986, according to what we know is the most reliable source in the world, Wikipedia (*AHEM*), “Sting contributed a haunting song made famous by Billie Holiday, ‘Strange Fruit,’ to a fund-raising compilation album entitled “Conspiracy of Hope: Honouring Amnesty International’s 25th Anniversary.” Sting “headlined Amnesty’s Conspiracy of Hope tour,” that year, according to Look to the Stars.
Then, in 1988, he took part in the Human Rights Now! tour, also with Amnesty.
He has supported and performed for other causes, such as the Live 8 concert, The Rainforest Foundation Fund, started by Sting and his wife, the David Foster Foundation, and he also performed in Hope for Haiti Now, the star-studded relief benefit program organized by George Clooney and his posse.
Sting’s compassion, which knows no continental boundaries, is exactly the kind of passion we need for the spina bifida cause. We need to “send him an S.O.S.!”
Seriously, I could go on and on about Sting and what a wonderful person he is, but some of you have work tomorrow, and I really need to develop better sleeping habits! Please keep sharing the message (in a bottle, or not!) of “Holdin’ Out for a Hero” with everyone. I hope that when you pay it forward you will be rewarded!
Blessings to all,