19. SIMPLE MINDS, 5/9/86

Location: Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
Support act(s): The Call
In the company of: Gregg H.

My Scottish brethren Simple Minds were on a career high, with “Don’t You Forget About Me” a worldwide fave after 1985’s “The Breakfast Club” featured it during end credits (you saw it, admit it). Still riding high from their career best album, “Once Upon A Time,” Simple Minds played all the hits and then some. This was around the time that lead singer Jim Kerr was married to Pretenders’ frontperson Chrissie Hynde. For what it’s worth.

Michael Been and The Call, one of rock’s most underrated bands, rocked some socks with their music. A worthy opener.