Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (2 October 1951) English musician, singer, songwriter, activist, actor, and philanthropist. He was principal songwriter, singer, and bassist for The Police. He included elements of rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age in his music. Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with The Police. Paste: 62nd of 100 best living songwriters; 63rd of VH1's 100 greatest artists of rock; 80th of Q magazine's 100 greatest musical stars.