Don't You (Forget About Me)
Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band most famous for their critically acclaimed work of the 1980s and 1990s including their best known worldwide hit, “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”. The band consists of Jim Kerr (lead vocals), Eddie Duffy (Bass guitar), Charlie Burchill (Guitar, keyboards), Andy Gillespie (Keyboards) and Mel Gaynor (Drums, percussion) and former members include Mick MacNeil, Derek Forbes, Brian McGee and Kenny Hyslop.
The band released the likes, “Life in a Day”, “Real to Real Cacophony”, “Empires and Dance”, “Sons and Fascination”, “Sister Feelings Call”, “New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)”, “Sparkle in the Rain”, “Once Upon A Time”, “Live in the City of Light”, “Street Fighting Years”, “Real Life”, “Good News from the Next World”, “Our Secrets Are the Same”, “Cry”, “Neon Lights”, and “Graffiti Soul”.
The band have always been actively political and played at the 90th birthday tribute for Nelson Mandela at London’s Hyde Park. The band are still active and might have another album in the pipeline at the moment.
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Simple Minds is fronted by Scottish singer-songwriter Jim Kerr. Born in 1959, Kerr's first band was a 6 piece punk rock band called Johnny and the Self Abusers which after one unsuccessful single was reshuffled and named Simple Minds with band members including Charlie Burchill, Brian McGee and Tony Donald.
Popular in the '80s and '90s the band had a string of successful albums but only reached number 1 in the UK singles chart with their 6 minute epic "Belfast Child". Simple Minds are perhaps best known for their track "Don't You (Forget About Me)" which was used on the soundtrack of John Hughes movie "The Breakfast Club" and made them an overnight hit in the US. A politically active group, Simple Minds played at Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday celebrations.
Jim Kerr has been married twice; first to Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of The Pretenders, with whom he had daughter, Yasmin Paris Kerr, and then to actress Patsy Kensit whom he later divorced in 1996. Kerr has a son, James Kerr, from his second marriage.
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