Tony Donald, bass player and early school friend of
He was part of one of their earliest bands,
Biba-Rom!, before being recruited
When that line-up broke down, the fledgling Simple Minds would practise and rehearse in his uncle's lampshade factory.
He stayed with the band as it slowly built up again, witnessing the recruitment of
Duncan Barnwell and
Mick MacNeil. However, for reasons never given, he left in April 1978, to be replaced
by Derek Forbes.
He didn't stay away long, and ended up rejoining the team as
Charlie's guitar tech.
discography: mainstream singles
Johnny And The Self Abusers
Simple Minds #1
Simple Minds #2
Simple Minds #3
Simple Minds #4
Johnny And The Self Abusers 1977