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Jim Kerr

Simple Minds front man and songwriter Jim Kerr shares the stories behind his songs. In this extended conversation he looks back at his musical career spanning over 40 years.

Jim Kerr is the front man from one of Scotland’s biggest bands – Simple Minds. With 5 UK Number 1 albums and countless top selling singles, his back catalogue takes us from punk to the end of apartheid to the shipyards of his hometown, Glasgow.

In this special programme, Ricky Ross spends time in conversation with Jim looking back at 40 plus years in the music business; hearing about why 'I Feel Love' by Donna Summer was a turning point for Simple Minds, what made salmon fishing part of a conversation with Nelson Mandela, and how reticent the band were to record what would turn out to be a US No 1 selling single, Don’t You (Forget About Me).

55 minutes

Last on

Sat 8 Aug 2020 18:00

Broadcasts

  • Wed 13 May 2020 20:00
  • Sat 8 Aug 2020 18:00