Birth Place:Glasgow, Scotland
Full Name:James Dixon Swan
Date of Birth:28 April 1956
About James Dixon Swan
Jimmy Barnes was born in Glasgow, Scotland. At birth, he was known as James Dixon Swan. The family later shifted to Elizabeth and settled there. Barnes parents divorced later. His mother married a clerk named Reg Barnes. Her daughter was once teased in school about being adopted, so the mother made all her children change their last name to Barnes. Jimmy Barnes grew up as a protestant, and he considers himself as a Buddhist. In September 2009, he said that his ancestors were Jews.
His band Cold Chisel moved a number of times. There was some tension within the group. The band signed with WEA in the late 1970s. By 1980s, the band was very popular. But in 1983, the group had many professional as well as personal fights – they eventually split up. There was a farewell concert tour, which is still the highest grossing tour in the history of Australia. Jimmy Barnes was very successful in his solo career. He released 6 albums which topped the Australian charts. He had a low period in the mid 90s. But in the year 2000 he regained his top spot again.
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