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new Simple Minds book on the way...

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new Simple Minds book on the way...

Postby oldnewwaver » Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:04 pm

Got this email from Simple Minds in regards to new publication asking fans to contribute

here is the message

SM Logo
We are calling out to all Simple Minds fans. We want your stories and anecdotes for the new book, Heart Of The Crowd sent to
We want to know how you discovered our music, and what your relationship is with Simple Minds?
How it began and how and why it has continued? Why for you was it Simple Minds?

Additionally, what are your memories of seeing us live over the 40+ plus years of our existence?

Perhaps you saw us in the early days during our first ever gigs in pubs and clubs? What did it mean to see us for the first time, or even more recently. Maybe you've travelled far and wide to see us in theatres, arenas, stadiums? Crossed continents possibly?

Wherever in the world you have connected with Simple Minds, why not let your story be known, including of course your connection with others who share your enthusiasm for our music?
SM-HOTC book
Maybe you met some of those at gigs, maybe you became associates through our social network sites?
Likewise, maybe you worked with Simple Minds. A crew member, perhaps you worked with one of the record companies/concert promoters who promoted our music?
Maybe you were a DJ who played our songs, or perhaps you have covered our songs in your own band?

Whether you have been a fan since our very beginning or perhaps since teatime last night, what's your story? All this and more let us know. More than any other publications, your unique stories will be at the heart of this book.

Simple Minds don't do things by half measures. We want HEART OF THE CROWD to be something that both band and fans can be proud of!

We need your input therefore. Relying on your support - as always

Thanks to all!
Jim Kerr

If you would like to contribute to HEART OF THE CROWD then do send your memories - before the end of July - to Stories of approximately 350 words would be great, photos of course would be welcome also!
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Re: new Simple Minds book on the way...

Postby oldnewwaver » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:53 pm

the new book has been released and it is amazing to read from the perspective of the fans, fellow musicians, and others involved, listened or followed SM since the beginning and world wide and later in life and how their music has affected so many in so many ways ( I guess you can say that for all bands and their fans)

(and to my surprise, they included my story on the first time I listened to Sparkle in the Rain when i was 18 back in 1984 !)

anyhow, here is in the info on Amazon ... 1838078304

same author wrote the OMD book a few years back
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