Led by the vocalist Mick Hucknall, the English blue-eyed soul band Simply Red became international stars with their debut album, Picture Book. On the hit ballad "Holding Back the Years," Hucknall proved that he could sing soulfully without affectation, while their cover of the Valentine Brothers' "Money's Too Tight (To Mention)" proved that they could do light-funk capably. With each album, their fanbase expanded, especially in the U.K.
The band was formed in 1984 by singer Mick "Red" Hucknall (born… Show more
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