The Barton Hills Choir performed the memorable anthem Don’t You (Forget About Me) from The Breakfast Club at the 30th anniversary screening of the movie during SXSW. Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy attended the show and held a brief Q&A afterwards. Enjoy this video of the performance featuring exclusive backstage footage.
Date: March 16th, 2015
Location: Paramount Theater, Austin, Texas
Video: Amy Geltemeyer, Gavin Tabone, Molly Ringwald, and Adam Finmann (RS/TV Inc.).
Choir directed by Gavin Tabone.
Guitar – Don Cento
Bass – Jason Brint
Tambourine – John Duran
The Barton Hills Choir had the honor of performing the memorable anthem Don’t You (Forget About Me) from The Breakfast Club at the 30th anniversary screening of the movie during SXSW.
The screening featured a conversation with two of the film’s stars, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy. The photos above (click to enlarge) were captured from video of the performance. Watch this site for it to be posted soon!
Enjoy this video of the Barton Hills Choir rehearsing Don’t You (Forget About Me), the signature song from the 1985 John Hughes film The Breakfast Club.
Recorded at Barton Hills Elementary School, March, 2015.
Gavin Tabone – keys, guitar, tambourine
Don Cento – guitar
‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ – written by Forsey/Schiff
Video produced by Gavin Tabone
Soundtrack producer Keith Forsey originally asked The Fixx, Bryan Ferry, and Billy Idol to record Don’t You (Forget About Me) for the movie, but all three declined.
Simple Minds initially also declined, but encouraged by their record label, agreed to record it. Don’t You (Forget About Me) became a number one hit in the United States and around the world.
The song’s “la-la-la” coda is a case of a placeholder becoming the actual lyric, as neither Keith Forsey nor Jim Kerr of Simple Minds could think of actual words that made sense.
Second and third grade choir members performed their annual show at Barton Hills Elementary on Thursday, February 26 to a large and appreciative audience. Watch these videos to relive the event, or enjoy it if you weren’t able to make it.
Shot by John Scannell
Produced by Gavin Tabone