Simple Minds

Simple Minds



Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band, formed in Glasgow in 1977. They are one of most commercially successful Scottish bands ever, having achieved five UK number one albums during their career and sold over 60 million records worldwide.[4] Despite various personnel changes, they continue to record and tour.

The band scored a string of hit singles, becoming best known internationally for their 1985 hit "Don't You (Forget About Me)" (UK #7, US #1, CAN #1), from the soundtrack of the film The Breakfast Club. Their other more prominent hits include "Alive and Kicking" (UK #7, US #3, Canada #3) and "Belfast Child" (UK #1, Ireland #1, Netherlands #1). In 2016, they won the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection.[5]

The core of the band is the two remaining founding members, Jim Kerr (vocals, songwriting) and Charlie Burchill (guitars, keyboards after 1990, other instruments, songwriting). The other current band members are Ged Grimes (bass guitar), Sarah Brown (vocals), Gordy Goudie (guitar), Cherisse Osei (drums) and Catherine AD (vocals, keyboards, guitar). Former members include bass guitarist Derek Forbes, keyboardists Mick MacNeil and Andy Gillespie, drummers Brian McGee and Mel Gaynor (who first joined the band in 1982).



Walk Between Worlds
Walk Between Worlds is the eighteenth studio album by Scottish rock band Simple Minds, due to be released in February 2018 by BMG Rights Management.
Sense of Discovery
Sense of Discovery is a song by musical group Simple Minds, released on January 25, 2018.
The Signal and the Noise
The Signal and the Noise is a song by musical group Simple Minds, released on January 12, 2018.
Magic is a song by musical group Simple Minds, released on January 4, 2018.

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