John Hughes Remembered By “Simple Minds”
The British rockers “Simple Minds” have decided to dedicated their classic track “Don’t You Forget About Me” to the late moviemaker John Hughes in their upcoming world tour.
The track was featured in John Hughes' seminal 1985 film “The Breakfast Club” and is also the title of a new documentary about the director, who died of a heart attack in New York recently.
The lead singer, Jim Kerr says, "When we perform ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ on the forthcoming tour, we’ll be thinking about John Hughes and how his enthusiasm for the sound of Simple Minds made us go the extra mile when we recorded it back in 1984”.
"Everyone was hell bent on making a classic piece of pop rock, but little did we know the kind of longevity the film would have on generations to come. “The Breakfast Club” helped us kick the door down, and once there, no one could ever lock us out or tell us again what it felt like to be No.1 in America”, he adds.