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Simple Minds, a Scottish new wave/alt rock band formed in Glasgow in 1977, is currently comprised of Jim Kerr (vocals), Charlie Burchill (guitar, keyboards), Mel Gaynor (drums), Andy Gillespie (keyboards), and Ged Grimes (bass), though the band has had a... ... read more

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Don't you Forget About Me-Simple Minds 2,008,642 views
Simple Minds - Alive And Kicking 2,494,313 views
Simple Minds - Belfast Child 4,892,659 views
Simple Minds - All The Things She Said 347,671 views
Simple Minds - Hypnotised 316,111 views
Simple Minds -- Sanctify Yourself (1985) 199,413 views
Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (Maxi) 12" 1,066,774 views
Simple Minds - Alive and Kicking (live) 937,366 views

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Simple Minds

Simple Minds, a Scottish new wave/alt rock band formed in Glasgow in 1977, is currently comprised of Jim Kerr (vocals), Charlie Burchill (guitar, keyboards), Mel Gaynor (drums), Andy Gillespie (keyboards), and Ged Grimes (bass), though the band has had a rotating roster over the years. Childhood friends Kerr and Burchill started the band with their punk group Johnny & The Self-Abusers in 1977. Later that year, the band adopted the name Simple Minds after a David Bowie lyric. After some time toiling as a cult act, Simple Minds found success in the UK in 1981 with the double LP Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call. In 1985, the band performed at Bob Geldof’s all-star charity extravaganza Live Aid. Soon after, it recorded the song “Don’t You (Forget about Me)” for the John Hughes movie The Breakfast Club, which brought the group stardom in the U.S. and its largest commercial success. Three singles from its next album, Once Upon a Time, were also top 10 hits: “Alive and Kicking,” “Sanctify Yourself,” and “All the Things She Said.” Other hits in the 1980s include “This Is Your Land,” which featured Lou Reed as a guest vocalist. In the 1990s and 2000s, Simple Minds has released eight more studio albums.

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