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billy sloan
journalist/dj
associated with band: 1980-

"[He] was present as young reporter at the first ever Simple Minds gig. At the dressing room door afterwards, he uttered the immortal words "Your band is really going to make it big." So impressed someone was going to write about us that I offered to buy him chips and a coke. He ordered the biggest portion. Asked why I was not eating or drinking. I could not tell him that I now no money left. But I was so happy that anyone liked us!" - Jim
Billy's section will begin as the early 1980s are covered.