Simple Minds are a Scottish New Wave/rock band which had their greatest worldwide popularity during the mid-1980s. The band, from Glasgow's Southside, produced a handful of critically acclaimed albums in the early part of that decade which were heavily influenced by electronic music, a rising force in UK pop at that time, popularised by groups such as the Human League. Simple Minds reached their peak of commercial success after an appearance on Live Aid and an album of unashamed stadium rock before producing some politically inspired and critically praised work that sold in declining numbers. In recent years, a number of their earlier electronic tracks have been remixed for the dancefloor, and Simple Minds remains a major concert draw throughout Europe and Australia, although the band's presence on American airwaves has long since waned.
Although Simple Minds have had a string of successful hit singles over the years, the band are primarily known for their number-one worldwide smash, "Don't You (Forget About Me)," from the soundtrack of the John Hughes' movie The Breakfast Club. In addition, Simple Minds are also noted for its consistent inclusio...
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Eddie Duffy(Simple Minds)