Did Neil go to school with Sting?

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Did Neil go to school with Sting?

#1 Post by Docoboy » Sat 09 Jul 2005, 12:50 am

I remember reading in an article that Neil went to school with Sting.

Does anyone know if that's true? I guess they're both from Newcastle, and about the same age....

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#2 Post by Dipso » Sat 09 Jul 2005, 3:16 am

They went to the same school (St Cuthbert's), but Sting is a couple of years older.
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#3 Post by glennjridge » Sat 09 Jul 2005, 5:29 am

their voices would suit each other if they ever did a duet.more so than most other fellow brit artists.

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#4 Post by Issey Miyake » Sat 09 Jul 2005, 11:52 am

Didn't he do a song on the Noel Coward album a few years back when Neil asked him to contribute.

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#5 Post by AlfonsoPSB » Sat 09 Jul 2005, 12:23 pm

Issey Miyake wrote:Didn't he do a song on the Noel Coward album a few years back when Neil asked him to contribute.
Yes, he did "I'll follow my secret heart". Nice song.

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#6 Post by shamelessbehave » Sat 09 Jul 2005, 1:35 pm

Issey Miyake wrote:Didn't he do a song on the Noel Coward album a few years back when Neil asked him to contribute.
I like that album.
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#7 Post by Docoboy » Sat 09 Jul 2005, 2:25 pm

I always thought Sting could do a great cover of "Domino Dancing".

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#8 Post by Niall » Mon 11 Jul 2005, 6:01 pm

Or How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously?
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#9 Post by Janet Street-Porter » Mon 11 Jul 2005, 7:20 pm

Jimmy Nail and Paul Gascoigne went to school with Neil too. Ant and Dec were below him so served as his 'fags'.

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#10 Post by DJAMIX » Mon 11 Jul 2005, 8:01 pm

Janet Street-Porter wrote:Jimmy Nail and Paul Gascoigne went to school with Neil too. Ant and Dec were below him so served as his 'fags'.
If they could predict the future... :roll: :lol:
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#11 Post by Docoboy » Mon 11 Jul 2005, 9:41 pm

Niall wrote:Or How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously?
Is How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously about Sting?

On the PopArt DVD commentary Chris Heath whispers to Neil who he thinks the song is about, and Neil says "Yes". I presume he says "Sting" but, of course, you can't hear.

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#12 Post by glennjridge » Mon 11 Jul 2005, 10:21 pm

that line "you live within the law." I always did think sting lead a pretty clean life and trouble free as opposed to most stars in that field. and there was a time he was going on about the rainforest stuff so that fits in with the ecology line also.

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#13 Post by psb-freak » Tue 12 Jul 2005, 9:12 am

Docoboy wrote:
Niall wrote:Or How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously?
Is How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously about Sting?

On the PopArt DVD commentary Chris Heath whispers to Neil who he thinks the song is about, and Neil says "Yes". I presume he says "Sting" but, of course, you can't hear.
Haven´t noticed that.... Gotta check it later. :D
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#14 Post by Guest » Tue 12 Jul 2005, 2:09 pm

how do you know his singing about sting?
in the line where he says Tell me baby are you gonna make any other claim?
i dont think he will be singing about him

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#15 Post by Docoboy » Tue 12 Jul 2005, 9:57 pm

psbfan wrote:how do you know his singing about sting?
in the line where he says Tell me baby are you gonna make any other claim?
i dont think he will be singing about him
Don't know for sure, however, the moment in the PopArt dvd suggests that Neil wrote it about one pop star in particular, and Sting is the only one I can think of for whom most of the lyrics fit.

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