Tag: Simple Minds

Live Aid, the day the world cared (and wanted to see music)

Live Aid Posters (apoplife.nl)

On July 13th, 1985, the most important and impressive concert of the 1980s took place in London and Philadephia: the benefit concert Live Aid. A look back.

The best live albums

What are the best live albums of all time? A selection from my personal collection. My most played, sometimes with the most childhood memories, concert recordings!

Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84)

Simple Minds’ album New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84) from 1982 was the culmination of everything that came before. A timeless classic album by a band that would never again be able to perform at that level.

Strongest & best-known band & artist logos

Music and branding go together, more and more. Logos are a part of that. An inventory of the strongest & best known band & artist logos.

The best 12-inches

The medium 12-inch or maxi-single became hugely popular during the 1980’s. It created some beautiful music. A (small) inventory.

Album top 50, numbers 50 to 26

On March 14th 2016 I turned 50. In honor of that occasion and to the music my top 50 best albums. Today numbers 50 to 26.

Album decade list 1980-1989

Album decade list 1980-1989

Album yearlist 1982

Album yearlist 1982

Simple Minds

Simple Minds 11/23/2015 concert ticket (apoplife.nl)

2½/5: First set was very good; second set and encores less so. The American was a nice surprise!