The rock star formerly known as Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner was born in Wallsend, Northumberland, England on this day in 1951. No truth to the rumor that he dubbed himself Sting after a childhood encounter with a bumblebee; in these clips from on “Inside the Actor’s Studio” he dishes on how he really got his nickname and performs “Message in a Bottle.” Have you ever heard his jazz version of “Walking on the Moon”?