I Simple Minds, uno dei più importanti gruppi di musica rock/new wave, nascono a Glasgow in Scozia nel 1977 su iniziativa di Jim Kerr, voce storica e frontman del gruppo e Charlie Burchill, a cui si unirono in seguito Derek Forbes, Michael McNeil e Brian McGee. Il nome del gruppo è tratto da una canzone di David Bowie, Jean Genie.
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Simple Minds is a Scottish New Wave/rock band which had its 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 its 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.
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