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Simon Climie (right) with Rob Fisher at the Montreux Pop Festival in Switzerland 1988.
|Birth name||Simon Crispin Climie|
|Born||7 April 1957 (age 62)|
Fulham, London, England
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, songwriter, producer|
|Instruments||Guitar, keyboards, vocals|
|Associated acts||Climie Fisher, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, TDF, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Chris Medina, Larry Mullen, Jr. of U2|
|Website||Simon Climie Songs|
Climie was born in London. He formed Climie Fisher together with Rob Fisher, whom he had met when they were both session musicians at Abbey Road Studios. Climie Fisher had hits in many territories, with the singles "Love Changes (Everything)", which won an Ivor Novello Award, "Rise to the Occasion", "This Is Me" and more.
In Climie's first couple of years as a songwriter, he had songs recorded by George Michael and Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar, Smokey Robinson and Jeff Beck. Then, on the fringes of session work, he did the Fairlight programming for Scritti Politti's legendary album Cupid & Psyche.
During this time he produced albums for other artists, including Michael McDonald's Motown, Motown II and Soul Speak. The latter featured collaborations with Stevie Wonder and Toni Braxton, while the Grammy-nominated Motown spawned the US hit "Ain't No Mountain High Enough".
In 2011 success continued with Climie's songs. Sara Evans was in the American country music charts for more than six months with "My Heart Can't Tell You No", and Chris Medina – who had already reached number one in a number of territories round the world with his first single – collaborated with Climie on his second single, "One More Time", and several songs on the album What Are Words.
In 2013, he worked on production and mixing of Eric Clapton's album Old Sock, which shot to number one in the American Billboard Independent Chart in March 2013  after hitting number seven in the Billboard 200  In 2014 Climie was co-producer again with Eric Clapton of the album The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale, a tribute to Clapton's long time friend, the late singer/songwriter J.J. Cale.
In 2016, Climie was the co-producer with Clapton on the album Live in San Diego which was recorded during the "Doyle & Derek World Tour" in 2007.
Climie is the son of David Climie, co-writer of the 1960s and 1970s television comedy series, Oh, Brother!, which starred Derek Nimmo. as well as Lulu's Back in Town (see Lulu), the comedy series Bootsie and Snudge, Backs to the Land, Wodehouse Playhouse, That Was The Week That Was, The Army Game, the sci-fi series Out of the Unknown, the radio version of Whack-O! and the comedy film Desert Mice.
Includes songs and albums Climie has written, performed and/or produced.
- Everything (as part of Climie Fisher - 1988)
- Coming In for the Kill (as part of Climie Fisher - 1989)
- Soul Inspiration (solo - 1992) – (Soul Inspiration / Does Your Heart Still Break / Love in the Right Hands / Dream With Me / Oh How The Years Go By / Don’t Give Up So Easy / Spell / Don’t Waste Time (Make Your Move) / Losing You / Life Goes On)
- Retail Therapy - T.D.F. (Production & Writing)
- Pilgrim – Eric Clapton (1998, Production & Writing)
- Riding with the King – BB King & Eric Clapton (2000, Production)
- Motown I - Michael McDonald - (Production)
- Reptile – Eric Clapton (2001, Production & Writing)
- One More Car, One More Rider – Eric Clapton (2002, Production & Writing)
- Motown II - Michael McDonald - (Production)
- Me and Mr. Johnson – Eric Clapton (2004, Production)
- Back Home – Eric Clapton (2005, Production & Writing)
- Soul Speak - Michael McDonald (Production & Writing)
- Lara Fabian - TLFM
- Chris Medina - What Are Words
- Live in San Diego – Eric Clapton (2016, Production)
- Pat Benatar – "Invincible" (US Top Ten)
- Maxine – 1984
- Westlife – "World of Our Own"
- Climie Fisher – "Love Changes (Everything)"
- Climie Fisher – "Rise to the Occasion"
- Climie Fisher – "This Is Me"
- Eric Clapton – "My Father's Eyes" (won Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1999)
- Eric Clapton – "(I) Get Lost"
- Michael McDonald – "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
- Eternal – "Someday"
- Zucchero Fornaciari "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime"
- "Soul Inspiration"
- "Does Your Heart Still Break"
- "Oh How the Years Go By"
- Rod Stewart, Sara Evans - "My Heart Can't Tell You No"
- Chris Medina – "One More Time"
T.D.F. was a dance act project featuring Climie and Eric Clapton, with Clapton working under the name of x-sample. "TDF" is an acronym for Totally Dysfunctional Family. The project released one album called Retail Therapy on the Reprise record label. The title supposedly alludes to Clapton's "addiction" to buying clothes. Eric Clapton states in his autobiography that he persuaded Giorgio Armani, a friend of Clapton's, to let them do the music for one of his fashion shows. The track "Seven" from the album contains a sample of B. B. King's "How Blue Can You Get".
|Title and details||Notes|
- Mr Simon Crispin Climie company-director-check.co.uk. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
- Freebmd: Search birth records
- Sutton, Michael. "Biography of Climie Fisher". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 March 2013.
- Lister, David (28 May 1994). "Pop Ballads Bite Back". The Independent Newspaper. London: The Independent Newspaper.
- Climie, Simon. "Simon Climie Pocket Bio" (PDF). Simon Climie Songs.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 111. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- Climie, Simon. "Biography". Si-Bio. Simon Climie Songs. Retrieved 20 November 2011.
- "Eric Clapton: Old Sock - exclusive album stream". London: Daily Telegraph. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
- "Billboard Independent Albums Chart". Old Sock. Billboard Chart. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
- "Billboard 200 Chart". Retrieved 20 March 2013.
- "Oh, Brother!". IMDb.com. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
- Where's Eric - The Eric Clapton Fan Club Magazine Archived 17 July 2012 at Archive.today
- "ALAN DOUGLAS: Recording With Eric Clapton". soundonsound.com. Sound On Sound Magazine. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
- Wald, Elijah. "Eric Clapton: The Autobiography: Eric Clapton: Books". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 21 November 2011.