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Find out who the real 'Englishman in New York' was in Sting's song



It's Christmas Eve and many parts of the country are experiencing an early and cold winter full of snow ice. While some may curse the cold and snow, it certainly does put you in a winter frame of mind, just like the Sting video for Englishman in New York.

Englishman in New York was the third single of Sting's 1987 album Nothing Like the Sun and peaked at No. 84 on the singles charts in 1988. The video was directed by David Fincher and features a cameo by the inspiration of the song, Quentin Crisp, an eccentric English literary and stage artist, who moved to New York in 1981 when he tired of the conservative atmosphere of London.  Sting and Crisp met in 1985 on the set of the Frankenstein flick The Bride that they both appeared in. Crisp died in 1999.

Sting is still at it releasing his latest album, The Last Ship, in September of 2013. The music is inspired by Sting's Broadway play of the same name, which will debut in 2014 and is based on his childhood set in the shipbuilding town of Wallsend.

[Last modified: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 9:08am]


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