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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", from the soundtrack of the John Hughes film The Breakfast Club. Their other more prominent hits include "Alive and Kicking" and "Belfast Child". 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 and Charlie Burchill – and drummer Mel Gaynor. The other current band members are Andy Gillespie and Ged Grimes. Former members include bass guitarist Derek Forbes, drummer Brian McGee, and keyboardist Mick MacNeil.
GENRE: New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock, Alternative rock, New Romanticism, Post-punk, Punk rock