Strange Things Happen by Stewart Copeland

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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.


About Stewart Copeland

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Steward Copeland counts himself fortunate to have been a founder of the most played and successful trio of the 1980s. His ongoing travels in search of exotic rhythms and musical celebrations have taken him all around the world. Copeland is the father of seven children. He lives with his wife and three daughters.
Published September 16, 2009 by HarperStudio. 340 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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A lively, somewhat disjointed memoir by the former drummer and founder of The Police.

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The New York Times

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Memoirs by Stewart Copeland, the drummer from the Police, and Clarence Clemons, the E Street Band’s saxophonist.

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Daily Kos

It was from someone who called himself Klark Kent - who supposedly was a computer programmer now suing IBM for stealing an invention of his - and thus had to wear a mask to conceal his identity (much as Superman had to morph into Clark Kent).

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The Anniston Star

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Guitar International

The answer would appear to be a lot more complex than one would expect for a rock ‘n’ roll drummer hailing from one of the biggest bands ever to tour the planet: drummer…polo player…film maker…composer…and – as depicted in the final photo in the book (captioned “who I really am”) – family man.

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