Barrowland Star

Album: Walk Between Worlds (2018)

Songfacts®:

  • This nostalgic song is about the iconic Glasgow music venue Barrowland Ballroom, where so many famous bands have played. Simple Minds vocalist Jim Kerr:

    "I always wanted to write about this church, this temple. Occasionally, one of the stars come off the venue's ceiling and they are a great piece of memorabilia. They are like awards and I have one in my writing room. I've got one, Charlie's got one and so did David Bowie. When Bowie played there, during the sound check one of the stars fell down and he took it with him.

    I think of all of the people who have danced under the stars and these stories made me want to write the song."
  • Simple Minds filmed the video for their 1983 single "Waterfront" at Barrowlands.

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