1. New Wave Wednesdays Albums Released This Week; Simple Minds "Life In A Day" (1978), Gang Of Four "Solid Gold" (1981), The Sisters Of Mercy "First Last & Always" (1985), Butthole Surfers "Locust Abortion Technician" (1987), Peter Murphy "Love Hysteria" (1988);
  2. Simple Minds' singer Jim Kerr confesses he can't tell the difference between basic chords

    By Stian Alexander Music is as easy as A, B, C for most people in rock’n’roll, but for Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr it’s a case of Eh? B, C. The star – whose hits with the group include Don’t You (Forget About Me) – can’t tell the difference between basic chords, despite more than
  3. "Hey, hey, hey, hey. Ooh-ooh, ooh-woah. Won't you come see about me? I'll be alone, dancing, you know it, baby. Tell me your troubles and doubts. Give them everything, inside and out" -- Don't You (Forget About Me) / Simple Minds #SundaySong
  4. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry 'more influential' than fellow royals, say experts

    By Lauren Gordon Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are said to be "more influential" than their fellow royals Prince William and Kate Middleton . According to recent data, the late Queen Elizabeth II was crowned as the most talked about royal, with more Google searches, TikTok views, I
  5. Flashback Fridays Singles Released This Week

    Flashback Fridays Singles Released This Past Week; The Cure "Jumping Someone Else's Train" (1979), Simple Minds "Sweat In Bullet" (1981) & "Someone Somewhere In Summertime" (1982), The Psychedelic Furs "Mr Jones" (1981) & "Danger" (1982);
  6. Blast from the Past

    Don't you forget about me I have been trying to put all my creative work in order and found this among the paper art files; it used to hang framed in the hallway of one of our first apartments and is a testament to how resourceful one can get when decorating with a zero-budget. Bo
  7. 31 Day Song Challenge Day 13 - A Song From a Movie or TV Show You Loved Right Away

    Nowadays, it's highly unlikely that you will to go to a movie without knowing anything at all about it. What with trailers being posted just about everywhere, and then people reposting them on all social media, with every meme and quote, you find out SOMETHING. Plus, isn't every
  8. Don't You (Forget About Me)

    #OnThisDay in 1985, after repeated attempts to break through in North America, Simple Minds hit no. 1 with "Don't You (Forget About Me)," featured in the John Hughes movie "The Breakfast Club". Released in February 1985, the movie hit home with teens who could relate to the deeply
  9. Just Married! (In 1984)

    #OnThisDay in 1984, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders married Jim Kerr of Simple Minds. The couple had met just months earlier when they were both touring Australia. Together they had one daughter, Yasmin, in March 1985. Two months later, Simple Minds landed their American breakthr
  10. #music #simpleminds #mandeladay