Gordon Sumner aka Sting, a former music and art teacher at an all girls school in Newcastle, on the June 1985 cover of GQ. The Police had disbanded after their Synchronicity tour ended in March 1984, and his first solo work, The Dream of the Blue Turtles, was released in the US in June ’85. It would peak at number 2 on the Billboard charts the first week of September. Keeping Sting from the coveted number 1 slot? Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits, fueled by the hit single “Money For Nothing” that featured a cameo appearance by Sting singing the falsetto introduction and backing vocals, “I want my MTV”.