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 . . .
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).
Simple 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|
|4||She’s a River|
|5||This Is Your Land|
|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|
|15||Kick It In|
|17||Stand By Love|
|18||Speed Your Love to Me|
|21||Up on the Catwalk|
|24||Someone, Somewhere in Summertime|
|25||Sweat in Bullet|
|26||One Step Closer|
|30||Life in a Day|
|31||Stars Will Lead the Way|
|35||Broken Glass Park|