Happy Birthday To Stewart Copeland – 5 Facts About The Iconic Drummer

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Happy birthday Stewart Copeland, legendary drummer for The Police, composer, and all around percussion god.

Here are five facts about the iconic drummer, which you may or may not know:

1. Stewart Armstrong Copeland  was born on July 16th, 1952 in Alexandria, Va.

2. His first professional musician gig was as the drummer in Brit-prog rock band Curved Air.

3. He wrote “Fallout”, the first single from The Police.

4. He’s authored a series of ballets and operas including the San Francisco Ballet’s King Lear.

5. Copeland is currently on tour with jazz great Stanley Clarke in Europe.

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Pat Ferrise grew up loving ”the punk rock” and “new wave.” His years at one of the nation’s top college radio stations ultimately led him to a 15-year run as music director of alternative music icon WHFS Washington/Baltimore. Rolling Stone magazine named him of the most influential programmers of the 90s. He’s recorded two albums under the moniker Trampoline for the now defunct SpinArt label. He lives in Baltimore and takes no credit for writing this bio.