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"And when you dream" ๐ŸŽถ ....fantastic tune! ๐Ÿ˜Š

The lyrics of that song are powerful hot as in a heart-feel hot, and the music's just perfect with it, I so Love this song <3

My driving song. I play it everyday on my way to work. It sets the mood for a great productive work day. It reminds me of my goals and makes me work harder.

Great song. Youtube has Newcastle gig footage from a long time ago and this song is awesome there.

I held your hand during this song at the Orpheum in 2013....(that's my arm on the right..) A lady I met had your hand and pulled you over to me so I could hold it too...Simple Minds fans are the best! 81, 82 83 84....

My girlfriend had this made for me, the waveform of ๐ŸŽถdream in the dream with me๐ŸŽถ New Gold Dream is my favourite song and album

Jim, I am at your villa Angela at the moment! Our last visit was ten years ago, still a fantastic place, your staff are a credit to you xx

Got to be my all time fave song by anyone, ever. I will always remember my trip to Furth, Germany 2014 & you playing it to end the gig. It was superb. X ๐Ÿ’•

Timeless Classic. Never get tired of this tune, even after all the years.

Best song ever! ๐Ÿ’–

And resiliency โค๏ธ

THE best song ever x

Song of the day! Of a lifetime, really โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Truly a great song ๐ŸŽถ

Ahhh got to be my favourite. I think.

And how great is Charlie’s guitar in this all time classic! ๐ŸŒŸโค๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ

My fave song

I had this song cranked up loud on the ride home from work today

Joyous song โค๏ธ

Reminds me of the time Bono joined you on stage at The Barrowland, what a great night!

Yes the best Simple Minds song ever. Maybe best song of the 1980s?

One of the best songs ever written โค๏ธ

The song that got me hooked. For life.

And the beat goes crashing! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

Still the greatest five and a half minutes in music history!!!

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I was 24 years old when I met Chrissie Hynde for the first time. That was in February 1984.
Three months later we were married.
I still get asked. 'Why get married so soon, to someone you hardly knew?'
"I just didn't want anyone else to have her." I reply.


***Leading up to the release of SIMPLE MINDS, LIVE IN THE CITY OF ANGELS, out 4th October. (Pre-order now at simpleminds.lnk.to/liveFA.) I will be randomly choosing favourite classic live tracks that I continue to listen and be inspired by.
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I was 24 years old when I met Chrissie Hynde for the first time. That was in February 1984.
Three months later we were married. 
I still get asked. Why get married so soon, to someone you hardly knew?
I just didnt want anyone else to have her.  I reply.


***Leading up to the release of SIMPLE MINDS, LIVE IN THE CITY OF ANGELS, out 4th October. (Pre-order now at simpleminds.lnk.to/liveFA.) I will be randomly choosing favourite classic live tracks that I continue to listen and be inspired by.

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The same year that i discovered that i had to hear more of your music. I was 28 years old, living in the middle of Kansas and the Pretenders were a hot band. We travelled to KC for the gig on the 23rd of August 1984, Sparkle was climbing the charts and SM were supporting the Pretenders on that tour Had no clue that at that point Jk and Chrissy had tied the knot. There was a group of 4 of us that attended the gig including Stephanie Beach Murphy who I married just 2 years later. Funny how it came full circle last September when we traveled to see both bands on the Grandslam 2018 tour. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

How did I not know that? Especially after I wrote yesterday about her in context with Iggy Pop. A great song, now looking for her new album x

I met this beautiful woman in 1986. The Pretenders were her favorite band and mine was Simple Minds. 33 years later, with two children we are still rocking. Thanks Jim, Charlie and Chrissie!

'Hand In Pocket' and pulled out a ring of wedded dreams. As in music and wealth you both continue to share great health. As if still married at heart, a pair of icons moving through the fair with the eternal ring, Sing!

She is one of my favourites of all times...a talented beauty Artist...how not to fall in love with her???

Brilliant Iconic lady this picture was taken last year at Swindon Lyniard Park Supporting Simple Minds and Chrissie gave me her Harmonica ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

I fell in love with Chrissie, (and her voice & songs long before !) when in the 90s at a very intimate gig in a club I can't recall the name of (an Irish place I used to go to a lot, where I saw the Waterboys there too & other peeps), she put her eyes right into mine and gave me that sweet discreet smile ๐Ÿ™‚ So I can fully understand why you fell for her ! Who could not fall in love with that sexy, cool, funky, talented, strong yet fragile woman ?.. ๐Ÿ™‚ As for your answer, I hope it's just your usual humorous self that said that, otherwise I just won't go into psy details about it erhem lol (youth is youth, men are men) ๐Ÿ˜‰

She has such a beautiful voice, and such talent. I'm in the middle of her book and I can't put down. An amazing woman...

What a song! And what an amazing woman! Nothing wrong with punching above your weight, Jim! Good feeling, that! ๐Ÿ˜

I was so upset when you married her as I wanted to marry you!x

Chrissie has such a great vibrato, very unique. She was here in The States a bit ago, was going to go see her, but didn't. I heard the show was amazing, no doubt. Message of Love and Time the Avenger, are my favorites. The live version of your song pick is incredible JK, sounds studio. ๐Ÿ’—P.S. listening to Iggy Pop's, Post Pop Depression. I like.

Sorry Jim, but I just don't get this. Ive been with my soul.mate for 36 year, married 32 years. I walked out on a good relationship but unfulfilled when I was young to be with someone I didn't really know but sensed it was the right thing to do. we've ridden the ups and the catastrophic downs and I don't think we generally regret being together all these years. I guess you still respect your wives, hence your post? It takes team work to make a marriage work.

I was totally blown away by Chrissie and the Pretenders last year at Merthyr Tydfil and Taunton! Truly amazing! It may of taken you a short while after you met to get married but you sure took your time in touring again with her... and for that I’m thankful as I never would of experienced how good they were!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

I love Chrissie! I read her book & it was amazing how hard she fought for what she wanted. Which was to be in a band when there weren’t any women in punk bands. It seems that you two are still close as you share a daughter & twin grandsons.

when the universe and the stars energetically manifest themselves through two bright souls, time does not exist ... it could be three seconds, three weeks, three months or three eternities ... you don't need time to be captivated ... that is instant... for the eternity... โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ you are a lovely soul JIM...

A strong woman who never lost sight of her dream to be a guitarist in a band - Chrissie just oozes Rock and Roll coolness!!! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŒŸ

WoW! That was love at first sight! ♥๏ธ I guess your venus in virgo has to do with Chrissie.. And this song must be your private life! Great rockers Ciaooo

She is an incredible woman! I love how she speaks her mind. What young 80's woman didnt want to be like her? I think she was my ultimate girl crush. Ssh!

One of the best "rock chicks" of all time. Style, attitude, talent, great music. What's not to love?

She is amazing. Saw her a couple years ago in New Orleans. Just WOW.

Good for you. Good for her. And you have a beautiful daugher together. It did not last, but that's life.

The Pretenders were my first legitimate concert when they played in Poughkeepsie, New York. My friends and I got Chrissie's autograph after the show and Martin Chambers hung out to talk with us for a while until someone with the band insisted that it was time to go. Online archives suggest this was February 3, 1982. Chrissie remains my favorite female vocalist and such an overlooked songwriter.

Yep,chrissie is cool as funk, unique style and voice...What's not to love ♥

Thankful for your collaboration - got to see Minds and the Pretenders play together back in the day. ๐Ÿ™‚ One of my fav concerts of all times. A fan rushed the stage and bouncers muscled her off and started to remove her from Pine Knob Music Theatre (as it was known then) - Chrissie Hynde stopped the show until they let the lady return to her seat.

Love at first sight, usually happens in youth, that illusion of love would have been very nice. Good detail Jim.

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