Simple Minds
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1977
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Simple Minds

Simple Minds Biography (Wikipedia)

Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band formed in Glasgow in 1977. Simple Minds have released a string of hit singles, becoming best known internationally for their 1985 hit "Don't You (Forget About Me)", from the soundtrack of the film The Breakfast Club. Their other prominent hit singles include "Alive and Kicking" and "Belfast Child" (UK No. 1). They have achieved five UK Albums chart number one albums and have sold more than 60 million albums. They were the most commercially successful Scottish band of the 1980s. Despite various personnel changes, they continue to record and tour. In 2016, they received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors.

The nucleus of Simple Minds consists of the two remaining original members, Jim Kerr (vocals) and Charlie Burchill (electric & acoustic guitars, occasional keyboards after 1990, saxophone and violin). The other current band members are Ged Grimes (bass guitar), Cherisse Osei (drums), Sarah Brown (backing vocals), Gordy Goudie (additional guitar & keyboards). Notable former members include Mick MacNeil (keyboards), Derek Forbes (bass), Brian McGee & Mel Gaynor (drums).[needs update]

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Past BBC Events

BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend
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Perth, Scone Palace
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26
May
2018
BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend

BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend

Perth, Scone Palace
Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: 2013
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London
2013-09-08T11:02:10
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8
Sep
2013
Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: 2013

Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park: 2013

London
T in the Park: 2012
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Balado, Kinross-Shire
2012-07-07T11:02:10
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7
Jul
2012
T in the Park: 2012

T in the Park: 2012

Balado, Kinross-Shire

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