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Jim Kerr of Simple Minds

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Janice Long visits the largest city in Scotland, with a long history of innovation, Glasgow, to spend some time with her old friend and global rock star Jim Kerr of Simple Minds.

Janice Long returns with another series of Long Walks.

In the first she visits the largest city in Scotland, with a long history of musical, industrial and cultural innovation, Glasgow, to spend some time with her old friend and global rock star Jim Kerr of Simple Minds.

In the programme, recorded before the devastating fire at the Glasgow School of Art and the ABC venue, they walk around the city and discuss Jim's upbringing, close to his school friend and bandmate Charlie Burchill, in the Gorbals. Jim and Janice also remember schooldays and early vinyl purchases of Bowie and The Velvet Underground, stand on the first stage they played on, hear backstage stories about Bono in the dressing rooms of the Barrowlands, discover how an American number one might not have happened without perseverance from Keith Forsey and uncover stage nerves at Live Aid. Janice also finds out what connects Nelson Mandela and Waterfront, as she stands with Jim on the banks of the River Clyde.

57 minutes

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Thu 12 Jul 2018 21:00

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  • Simple Minds

    All The Things She Said

    • The Best Of Simple Minds.
    • Virgin.
  • The Velvet Underground

    There She Goes Again

    • Polydor.
  • Simple Minds

    Magic

    • Walk Between Worlds.
    • BMG Rights Management.
  • David Bowie

    The Jean Genie

    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.
  • Simple Minds

    Barrowland Star

    • Walk Between Worlds.
    • BMG Rights Management.
  • Simple Minds

    New Gold Dream (Live at Glasgow Barrowlands)

    • Sparkle In The Rain Box Set.
    • Universal.
    • 12.
  • Simple Minds

    Don't You (Forget About Me)

    Jim Kerr recalls his 1980s

    • Glittering Prize - Best Of Simple Min.
    • Virgin.
  • Simple Minds

    Promised You A Miracle

    • The Best Of Simple Minds.
    • Virgin.
  • Simple Minds

    Waterfront

    • Glittering Prize - Best Of Simple Min.
    • Virgin.

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