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Simple Minds releasing new CD

LONDON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The Scottish rock band Simple Minds has announced plans to release its first new album in four years this spring.

Medicare seeks to repair billing errors

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. federal agencies were working Wednesday to repair a billing problem ahead of enrolment for the 2007 Medicare drug benefits.

Pretenders release box set retrospective

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- Chrissie Hynde decided to get involved with the new Pretenders box set, "Pirate Radio," to make sure it was done right.

Simple Minds' Kerr rips Bono

LONDON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- British rock star Jim Kerr says U2 frontman Bono is "sucking up" to top politicians.

Today in Music:a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include actress-singer Alice Faye in 1912; Johnnie Taylor, whose 1976 hit "Disco Lady" was the first single to be certified platinum, meaning it sold two million copies, was born in 1938; Roni Stoneman of the Stoneman Family in 1941 (age
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Merald Knight, brother of Gladys Knight and one of her Pips, who was born in 1942 (age 60); drummer Gene Parsons of the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers, also in 1942 (age 60); drummer Greg Elmore and singer/guitarist Gary D
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(May 5) Today's birthdays include Johnnie Taylor -- whose 1976 hit "Disco Lady" was the first single to be certified platinum, meaning it sold 2 million copies -- was born in 1938; ...
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(May 4) Today's birthdays include Maynard Ferguson, who was born in 1928 (age 74); Spirit drummer Ed Cassidy in 1931 (age 71); Ritchie Burns of the Hondells in 1941 (age 61); ...
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James "Jim" Kerr (born in Toryglen, Glasgow on 9 July 1959) is a Scottish musician and singer-songwriter, famous for his work with the band Simple Minds. They achieved five UK number one albums and a number one single "Belfast Child".

Kerr attended Holyrood R.C. Secondary School in Glasgow. In 1977, he was one of the founder members of the 6 piece Punk rock band Johnny And The Self Abusers. Calling himself Pripton Weird, he played keyboards and shared vocals with John Milarky. Allan McNeill was also involved with the band, and went on to be the manager of the successful Pop band Hue and Cry. The band only lasted 8 months, during which time Kerr emerged as one of the main songwriters. In November '77 they changed their name to Simple Minds, and very quickly reduced to 4 members, then increased to 5, then 6, then back to 5 before a period of stability ensued.

Kerr was married to Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of The Pretenders, in 1984 (divorced, 1990). Together, they had a daughter named Yasmin Paris Kerr (born 1985). He was subsequently married to actress Patsy Kensit in 1992 (divorced 1996) with whom he had a son, James Kerr (born in September 1993). Kerr is worth a reported £50 million.

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