The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

The Police

Induction category: Performer
Presented by: Gwen Stefani


The Police brought bristling energy and musical sophistication to the New Wave movement. They were among the first post-punk success stories, applying the succinct and speedy strictures of that genre to more challenging material that appealed to listeners of all ages and musical persuasions. Such singles as “Roxanne,” “Message in a Bottle,” “Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” and “Every Breath You Take” - key tracks from each of their five studio albums - made bonafide superstars of the Police by 1983. Rolling Stone magazine deemed them “today’s best-loved band.” Their final studio album, Synchronicity, topped the ...

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