March 23, 2015 • Martyrs', Chicago, IL
The original plan was to cash in on the burgeoning punk music scene. But put a singing bass player with a jazz background and a drummer who studied music in the Middle East together with a rock guitarist who'd been working professionally since the 1960s, and it didn't take long for the three of them to dispense with the punk pretense and start blending pop melodies and rock 'n' roll energy with reggae rhythms and jazz harmonies. They may have started out merely hoping to line up steady work on the British pub circuit, but they ended up conquering the world with a total of 75 million albums sold and earning a reputation as one of the most successful music acts of all time.
Ladies and gentlemen, The Police!