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Simple Minds

Band, *1977 GB, Glasgow
Rock, Electronic and Pop

Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band formed in 1977. They achieved commercial success in the 1980s and, despite various personnel changes, continue to record and tour.The band scored a string of hit singles, and are best known internationally for their 1985 hit "Don't You (Forget About Me)" (UK #7, US #1, CAN #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, CAN #3) and "Belfast Child" (UK #1, IRE #1, NLD #1). In 1986, the band was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group.

     
Members
PortraitJim Kerr
voc *1959 GB
PortraitJohn Giblin
b, eb *1952 GB
PortraitBrian McGee
dr, perc *1959 GB
PortraitMel Gaynor
dr, voc *1959 GB
PortraitMalcolm Foster
b, eb, voc GB
PortraitCharlie Burchill
g *1959 GB
PortraitDerek Forbes
b, voc *1956 GB
PortraitKenny Hyslop
dr *1951 GB
PortraitMike Ogletree
dr, perc
PortraitGordon Goudie
g, bvoc
Andy Gillespie
key
PortraitMichael MacNeil
key, p *1958 GB
PortraitGed Grimes
b, bvoc, eb *1962 GB
PortraitJim McDermott
dr, perc
Tony Donald
b
PortraitCherisse Osei
perc, dr GB
PortraitMark Taylor
p, key, syn, org *1956
Eddy Duffy
b, perc, eb
Duncan Barnwell
g
Alan McNeil
g
Popular Tracks   
Don't You (Forget About Me) on Once Upon A Time by Simple Minds
Alive And Kicking on Once Upon A Time by Simple Minds
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) on New Gold Dream by Simple Minds
Belfast Child - Remastered 2002 on Street Fighting Years by Simple Minds
All The Things She Said on Once Upon A Time by Simple Minds
Alive And Kicking on Once Upon A Time by Simple Minds
Mandela Day - Remastered 2002 on Street Fighting Years by Simple Minds
Don't You (Forget About Me) - 12" Version on Once Upon A Time by Simple Minds
Promised You A Miracle on New Gold Dream by Simple Minds
New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84) on New Gold Dream by Simple Minds

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Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Walk Between WorldsSimple Minds2018Album
MagicSimple Minds2018Single
The Signal And The NoiseSimple Minds2018Album
Sense Of DiscoverySimple Minds2018Single
SummerSimple Minds2018Single
Rejuvenation 2001-2014Simple Minds2018Album
Alive And Kicking (Symphonic Version)Simple Minds2018Album
Acoustic In ConcertSimple Minds2017Album
London - Hackney Empire November 10, 2016Simple Minds2016Album
Sanctify YourselfSimple Minds2016Single
AcousticSimple Minds2016Album
Big Music (Johnson Somerset Remixes EP)Simple Minds2016Album
The Music Of Simple MindsSimple Minds2016Album
Live City Hall Newcastle 20th Nov. 1982Simple Minds2016Album
Promised You A MiracleSimple Minds featuring KT Tunstall2016Album
Midnight WalkingSimple Minds2015Single
The Vinyl Collection 79-84Simple Minds2015Album
(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)Simple Minds V The Stranglers2015Album
Big Music Tour 2015 (Simple Minds Live)Simple Minds2015Album
Celebrate - The Greatest Hits+ Tour 2013Simple Minds2015Album
Let The Day BeginSimple Minds2014Single
Big MusicSimple Minds2014Album
Honest TownSimple Minds2014Single
Celebrate (Live At The SSE Hydro Glasgow)Simple Minds2014Album
Big MusicSimple Minds2014Album
The Greatest Hits + Live 2014Simple Minds2014Album
Live EP Featuring Big MusicSimple Minds2014Album
Celebrate - The Greatest Hits+ Tour 2013 (06.04.2013 Civic Hall Wolverhampton)Simple Minds2013Album
Celebrate - The Greatest Hits+ Tour 2013 (28.11.2013 Manchester Arena)Simple Minds2013Album
Celebrate - The Greatest Hits+ Tour 2013 (29.03.2013 Carlisle, Sands Centre)Simple Minds2013Album
Celebrate - The Greatest Hits+ Tour 2013 (15.04.2013 Bournemouth O2 Academy)Simple Minds2013Album
Celebrate - The Greatest Hits+ Tour 2013 (30.11.2013 O2 Arena London)Simple Minds2013Album
Mylo Promised U A Remix / Broken Glass ParkSimple Minds2013Album
IconSimple Minds2013Compil.
The Balearic Sound Of Simple MindsSimple Minds2013Album
Celebrate (The Greatest Hits+)Simple Minds2013Compil.
Celebrate - The Greatest Hits+ Tour 2013 (20.11.2013 Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam)Simple Minds2013Album
Broken Glass ParkSimple Minds2013Album
Classic Album SelectionSimple Minds2013Album
Blood DiamondsSimple Minds2013Album
Live Australia 2012 (Rochford Wines Yarra Valley - Dec 1)Simple Minds2012Album
Live Australia 2012 (Bimbadgen Winery Hunter Valley - Dec 8)Simple Minds2012Album
In The Studio With RedbeardSimple Minds2012Album
Live In Paris 1995Simple Minds2012Album
Theme For Great Cities (Moby Remix)Simple Minds2012Single
5X5 LiveSimple Minds2012Album
Live In Paris 1995Simple Minds2012Album
Live Australia 2012 (Entertainment Centre Wollongong- Dec 12)Simple Minds2012Album
Live Australia 2012 (Sirromet Wines Mt Cotton)Simple Minds2012Album
X5Simple Minds2012Album
Live Australia 2012 (Sydney Entertainment Centre - Dec 7)Simple Minds2012Album
Live Australia 2012 (Kings Park Perth - Dec 4)Simple Minds2012Album
Live Australia 2012 (Entertainment Centre - Dec 2)Simple Minds2012Album
Live Australia 2012 (Palais Theatre, - Nov 30)Simple Minds2012Album
5 Album SetSimple Minds2012Album
Live 2011 (10.06.2011 Bedgebury Pinetum & Forest)Simple Minds2011Album
StagefrightSimple Minds2011Single
Live 2011 (16.07.2011 Northern Meeting Park Inverness)Simple Minds2011Album
Live 2011 (16.06.2011 Hampton Court Palace)Simple Minds2011Album
Stars Will Lead The WaySimple Minds2009Album
Graffiti SoulSimple Minds2009Album
Graffiti Soul Tour 2009 - Special Gold EditionSimple Minds2009Album
Under The Crystal LightsSimple Minds2009Album
Graffiti Soul Tour 2009Simple Minds2009Album
Graffiti Soul (Album Sampler)Simple Minds2009Album
In Trance As Mission (Padova 2009)Simple Minds2009Single
This Is ItSimple Minds2009Album
RocketsSimple Minds2009Album
Graffiti Soul Tour 2009Simple Minds2009Album
Neon Lights / CrySimple Minds2008Album
Themes - Volumes 1-5 : March 79 - September 92Simple Minds2008Album
Themes - Volume 5 : March 91 - September 92Simple Minds2008Album
30 Years Live - Triple MP3 Gift DownloadSimple Minds2008Album
Live - Volume 2Simple Minds2007Album
Live - Volume 1Simple Minds2007Album
Gampel ParadisoSimple Minds2006Album
The JewellerSimple Minds2006Album
The 12 Inch CollectionSimple Minds2006Album
Simple Minds MP3Simple Minds2006Compil.
Hamburg 05Simple Minds2006Album
Stay VisibleSimple Minds2005Album
Black & White 050505Simple Minds2005Album
StrangerSimple Minds2005Single
EPKSimple Minds2005Single
Different World (Taormina.Me)Simple Minds2005Album
HomeSimple Minds2005Single
Theme For A Great CitySimple Minds2005Album
Silver DreamsSimple Minds vs Underworld2004Single
Don't You..Simple Minds2004Album
Live & RareSimple Minds2004Compil.
Коллекция Альбомов 1989-2002. CD2Simple Minds2004Album
Alive & KickingSimple Minds2004Single
Silver BoxSimple Minds2004Album
Sparkle In The Rain / Street Fighting YearsSimple Minds2003Compil.
Seen The Lights (A Visual History)Simple Minds2003Album
Sparkle In The Rain / New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)Simple Minds2003Album
Early GoldSimple Minds2003Compil.
Dirty Old TownSimple Minds & Jimmy Johnstone2003Album
Don't You (Forget About Me) 2003Simple Minds2003Single
One Step CloserSimple Minds2002Single
SpacefaceSimple Minds2002Single
New Sunshine MorningSimple Minds2002Single
Cry - Album SamplerSimple Minds2002Album
CrySimple Minds2002Single
CrySimple Minds2002Album
Dancing BarefootSimple Minds2001Single
Homosapien (Malcolm Duffy Mixes)Simple Minds2001Album
Generic Interview With Jim KerrSimple Minds2001Album
Neon Lights Album SamplerSimple Minds2001Album
Neon LightsSimple Minds2001Album
Dancing Barefoot EPSimple Minds2001Album
Belfast TranceJohn '00' Fleming vs. Simple Minds2001Album
An Interview With Jim Kerr Simple MindsSimple Minds2001Single
The Best Of Simple MindsSimple Minds2001Compil.
Simple Minds Limited EditionSimple Minds2001Album
Original GoldSimple Minds1999Album
Our Secrets Are The SameSimple Minds1999Album
Коллекция Студийных Альбомов И Концертов 1980-1997INXS А Также: Simple Minds1999Compil.
War Babies / BailamosSimple Minds / Laurie Simpson1998Single
RemixesSimple Minds1998Single
Ice To The SkiesSimple Minds1998Album
Acida / GlitterballProzac + / Simple Minds1998Single
The Early Years 1977-1978Simple Minds1998Album
NéapolisSimple Minds1998Album
War BabiesSimple Minds1998Single
GlitterballSimple Minds1998Single
Real Live 91Simple Minds1998Album
The PromisedSimple Minds1997Compil.
Loreley Germany 1997Simple Minds1997Album
New Gold Dream / Once Upon A Time / Street Fighting YearsSimple Minds1997Album
Don't Forget ParisSimple Minds1996Album
Great Leap ForwardsSimple Minds1995Single
In Concert (At The Royal Concert Hall Glasgow)Simple Minds1995Album
She's A RiverSimple Minds1995Single
81-95 DJ CopySimple Minds1995Compil.
Planet LiveSimple Minds1995Album
And The Band Played OnSimple Minds1995Single
Once Upon A Time / Street Fighting yearsSimple Minds1995Album
She's A River / Sing It To YouSimple Minds / Lavinia Jones1995Single
ConcertSimple Minds1995Album
InterviewSimple Minds1995Album
HypnotisedSimple Minds1995Single
House Of BluesSimple Minds1995Album
Mysteries At HandSimple Minds1995Album
Up CloseSimple Minds1995Album
Special Edition: Weinheard's Blue Boar Red Presents The Glastonbury Festival CD Show# 95-27Veruca Salt, Simple Minds, The Cure1995Album
UntitledThe Human League / Simple Minds1995Album
Night MusicSimple Minds1995Single
Good News From The Next WorldSimple Minds1995Album
Don't You Forget About MeSimple Minds1994Album
Sons And Fascination / CelebrationSimple Minds1994Compil.
Dutch DazeSimple Minds1994Album
Live In Glasgow 1982Simple Minds1994Album
Alive & KickingSimple Minds1993Album
Travelling ManSimple Minds1992Single
Glittering PrizeSimple Minds1992Album
Glittering Prize 81/92Simple Minds1992Compil.
Perfect ReceptionSimple Minds1992Album
Form Phallus FunctionSimple Minds1992Album
Limited Edition CDSimple Minds1992Album
Live USASimple Minds1992Album
Live In L.A.Simple Minds1992Album
Westwood 1 Radio NetworkSimple Minds1992Album
Real LiveSimple Minds1992Album
Ghost DancingSimple Minds1992Album
Love Song / Alive And KickingSimple Minds1992Single
Let There Be LoveSimple Minds1991Single
See The Lights / Hooked On YouSimple Minds / Sydney Youngblood1991Single
Stand By LoveSimple Minds1991Single
See The LightsSimple Minds1991Single
Off The Record Specials With Mary TurnerSimple Minds1991Album
The SImple Classic Mix / Simply Magic MixSimple Minds1991Album
Real LifeSimple Minds1991Album
Real LifeSimple Minds1991Single
Real... Real LiveSimple Minds1991Album
Life In A DaySimple Minds1991Album
Let There Be Love / Mea Culpa Part II (Orthodox Version)Simple Minds / Enigma1991Single
Esclusiva Max (The Very Best)Simple Minds1990Compil.
VeronaSimple Minds1990Album
Collectors' EditionSimple Minds1990Album
Don't You (Forget About Me) / Up On The CatwalkSimple Minds1990Album
Themes - Volume 3 : September 85 - June 87Simple Minds1990Album
Themes - Volume 4 : February 89 - May 90Simple Minds1990Album
Themes - Volume 1 : March 79 - April 82Simple Minds1990Album
Themes - Volume 2 : August 82 - April 85Simple Minds1990Album
SanctifySimple Minds1990Album
Mandela DaySimple Minds1989Single
Belfast ChildSimple Minds1989Single
The Amsterdam EPSimple Minds1989Album
Sign O' The Times (Edit) / If Only I CouldSimple Minds / Sydney Youngblood1989Single
Belfast Child / Are You My BabySimple Minds / Wendy & Lisa1989Album
Steve And Nelson Day!Simple Minds1989Album
Ballad Of The StreetsSimple Minds1989Album
Manchild / This Is Your Land (Full Length Version)Neneh Cherry / Simple Minds1989Single
Up On The CatwalkSimple Minds1989Single
Street Fighting YearsSimple Minds1989Album
Kick It InSimple Minds1989Single
This Is Your LandSimple Minds1989Single
Take A Step BackSimple Minds1989Single
Don't You (Forget About Me) (Live)Simple Minds1988Single
Mix Promocional N. 07Simple Minds / Mr. Mister1988Album
Promised You A Miracle / Book Of Brilliant Things (Simple Minds Live)Simple Minds1987Single
Superstar Concert SeriesThe Fixx / Simple Minds1987Album
Live In The City Of LightSimple Minds1987Album
Once Upon A TimeSimple Minds1986Album
All The Things She Said / Promised You A Miracle / Don't You (Forget About Me)Simple Minds1986Single
Ghost DancingSimple Minds1986Album
Once Upon A LiveSimple Minds1986Album
Don't You (Forget About Me) / Alive And KickingSimple Minds1986Single
Alive And KickingSimple Minds1986Album
Above This Highrise LandSimple Minds1986Album
Never Look BackSimple Minds1986Album
Alive And Kicking -(84/85/86)-Simple Minds1986Album
Westwood One Superstars Concert Series # SS 86-20Simple Minds / Tears For Fears1986Album
Sanctify YourselfSimple Minds1986Single
Silver And Gold - "Rock Am Ring" 14. 6. '86Simple Minds1986Album
GhostdancingSimple Minds1986Single
SimplementeSimple Minds1986Compil.
Once Upon A TimeSimple Minds1985Album
Alive & KickingSimple Minds1985Single
Don't You (Forget About Me)Simple Minds1985Single
The King Biscuit Flower HourSimple Minds / Roxy Music1985Single
Summertime In GlasgowSimple Minds With Bono1985Album
Don't You / Se Le Canti Un BoogieSimple Minds / Alberto Solfrini1985Single
Alive And Kicking / I Got You BabeSimple Minds / UB401985Single
Once Upon A TimeSimple Minds1985Album
Parisienne NitesSimple Minds1985Album
Sparkle... Through The YearsSimple Minds1984Compil.
Fools DaySimple Minds1984Album
Up On The CatwalkSimple Minds1984Single
SelfluminousSimple Minds1984Album
Speed Your Love To Me / WaterfrontSimple Minds1984Single
Look Up To The SkySimple Minds1984Album
Songs Of TorchSimple Minds1984Album
Speed Your Love To MeSimple Minds1984Single
Sparkle In The RainSimple Minds1984Album
New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)Simple Minds1983Single
Art AppealSimple Minds1983Album
WaterfrontSimple Minds1983Single
BBC College Concert #29Simple Minds / The Specials1983Album
New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)Simple Minds1982Album
Glittering PrizeSimple Minds1982Single
Promised You A MiracleSimple Minds1982Single
CelebrationSimple Minds1982Compil.
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)Simple Minds1982Single
Do You Really Want To Hurt Me / New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)Culture Club / Simple Minds1982Single
Sister Feelings CallSimple Minds1981Album
Themes For Great Cities (Definitive Collection 79-81)Simple Minds1981Compil.
Love SongSimple Minds1981Single
Urban SamplerSimple Minds1981Album
Sons And FascinationSimple Minds1981Album
The AmericanSimple Minds1981Single
Sons And Fascination / Sister Feelings CallSimple Minds1981Album
Play To Win / Love SongHeaven 17 / Simple Minds1981Album
Sweat In BulletSimple Minds1981Single
CelebrateSimple Minds1981Single
ChangelingSimple Minds1980Single
Empires And DanceSimple Minds1980Album
I TravelSimple Minds1980Single
Life In A DaySimple Minds1979Album
Real To Real Cacophony.Simple Minds1979Album
Chelsea GirlSimple Minds1979Single
Life In A DaySimple Minds1979Single
Легенды Зарубежного Рока - Simple Minds MP3Simple MindsCompil.
Good News From ParisSimple MindsAlbum
MP3 CollectionSimple MindsAlbum
MP3 CollectionSimple MindsAlbum
Smiling In TonightSimple MindsAlbum
The Best Years Of Our LivesSimple MindsAlbum
Interview Picture Disc - Limited EditionSimple MindsAlbum
Paradise Lost (M.K. Bowl 24-08-1991)Simple MindsAlbum
A Voyage To RememberSimple MindsAlbum
A Real Long Time AgoSimple MindsAlbum
Tour '86Simple MindsAlbum
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