The night Simple Minds played the Dutch Mill in Kirkcaldy

Bruce Findlay was reflecting the other day on how he secured a major record deal for his band Simple Minds.

By John Murray
Friday, 27th September 2019, 1:03 pm
Simple Minds
Simple Minds

At that time, he owned Bruce’s Record shops, originally in Kirkcaldy High Street, before selling up to become Sleeves in a management buy-out.

His fledgling group had been a success across Scotland and even played the Dutch Mill on a festival day in December 1978.

At that time, they were resident at Mars Bar in Glasgow making enough to buy a tour bus and played the Station Hotel in July that year too.

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