Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds (1985)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl record art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the Scottish rock band, Simple Minds single from 1985, Don’t You (Forget About Me). The single has been reworked into a silhouette of their distinctive logo based on the  traditional Irish Claddagh ring which represents love, loyalty, and friendship (the hands represent friendship, the heart represents love, and the crown represents loyalty)

The song, Don’t You (Forget About Me) is best known for being played during the opening and closing credits of the John Hughes film The Breakfast Club. It was written and composed by producer Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff. Forsey asked a few artists of the time to record the number but they all declined. Schiff then suggested Forsey ask Simple Minds who initially also declined. According to frontman Jim Kerr, the band were reluctant to record the song as they felt they should only record their own material, relenting after persuasion from Kerr’s wife at the time, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders.

The Claddagh ring comes from Claddagh, a suburb of Galway and purportedly the oldest fishing village in all of Ireland. There are various meanings to the symbol – from friendship to marriage.

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Presented in a satin black box frame

Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Don’t You (Forget About Me)

Media Artist/s: Simple Minds

Record Label: Virgin

Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single

Era: 1980s

Genre: Pop

Additional information

Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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