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The Police

by Carl Wiser

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The Police were over and out after just five albums, but they left a mark as one of the most innovative bands of the era, fusing punk rock and reggae into something completely different. You probably know by now that "Every Breath You Take" is not a love song, but the tale of a stalker. But can you tell which of these 10 stories are true?
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