Tag: Simple Minds

Tuesday 6pm ET: The Chain with Ron Kovacs

A new edition of The Chain with Ron Kovacs – Featuring music from, Chainsmokers, Elton John, Simple Minds, Better Than Ezra, Bee Gees, Meredith Brooks, Patsy Cline, Lady Gaga and more . . . 

Tuesday 3pm ET: Feature Artist – Simple Minds

Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band formed in Glasgow in 1977. The most commercially successful Scottish band of the 1980s, they achieved five UK Albums chart number one albums and have sold more than 60 million albums. Despite various personnel changes, they continue to record and tour.

The band 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 #1). In 2016, they received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors.

The nucleus of the band 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), and, Brian McGee & Mel Gaynor (drums).

Artist Countdown: Simple Minds Top 35 Hits 6pm ET @simplemindscom

Simple_MindsSimple Minds are a Scottish rock band formed in 1977. They achieved commercial success in the early 1980s and, despite various personnel changes, continue to record and tour.

The band scored a string of hit singles, and are best known for their 1985 hit “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” (UK #7, US #1), from the soundtrack of the John Hughes film The Breakfast Club. Their other more prominent hits include “Alive and Kicking” (UK #7, US #3) and “Belfast Child” (UK #1). In 1986, the band was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group.

The core of the band is the two remaining founder members – Jim Kerr (vocals, songwriting) and Charlie Burchill (guitars, keyboards after 1990, other instruments, songwriting) – and drummer Mel Gaynor (who first joined the band in 1982). The other current band members are Andy Gillespie (keyboards) and Ged Grimes (bass guitar). Former members include bass guitarist Derek Forbes and keyboard player Michael MacNeil. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Don’t You (Forget About Me)
2 Alive and Kicking
3 Sanctify Yourself
4 She’s a River
5 This Is Your Land
6 Belfast Child
7 Let There Be Love
8 See the Lights
9 All the Things She Said
10 Promised You a Miracle
11 Let It All Come Down
12 Glittering Prize
13 Waterfront
14 Hypnotised
15 Kick It In
16 Ghostdancing
17 Stand By Love
18 Speed Your Love to Me
19 Love Song
20 Home
21 Up on the Catwalk
22 Cry
23 Glitterball
24 Someone, Somewhere in Summertime
25 Sweat in Bullet
26 One Step Closer
27 Real Life
28 War Babies
29 The American
30 Life in a Day
31 Stars Will Lead the Way
32 Stranger
33 Rockets
34 Chelsea Girl
35 Broken Glass Park