Jimmy Barnes is a Scottish-born Australian rock singer and songwriter. He has had 14 Australian Top 40 albums for Cold Chisel and 13 charting solo albums, including 17 No. 1s. Barnes married Jane Mahoney in 1981 and they have four children, who formed the group Tin Lids. He also fathered a son, singer David Campbell, who was being raised by his grandmother at the time of his birth.
About Jimmy Barnes in brief
Jimmy Barnes is a Scottish-born Australian rock singer and songwriter. He is one of the most popular and best-selling Australian music artists of all time. He has had 14 Australian Top 40 albums for Cold Chisel and 13 charting solo albums, including 17 No. 1s. Barnes’ relationship with the band was often volatile and he left several times, leaving guitarist Ian Moss to handle vocal duties until he returned. In September 2009 he revealed that his maternal grandmother was Jewish. Barnes married Jane Mahoney in 1981 and they have four children, who formed the group Tin Lids. Barnes has since rekindled relationships of adopted children, Amanda and Claudine who are still very close to Barnes’ family. He also fathered a son, singer David Campbell, who, due to the young age of his parents at the time of his birth, was being raised by his grandmother, but while Barnes maintained contact with him, Campbell did not become aware that Barnes was his father and not merely a family friend until the mid-1980s. The pair married in Sydney on 22 May 1981 and Jane gave birth to their first child Mahalia, named after Mahalia Jackson, on 12 July 1982. Barnes was raised a Protestant, and considers himself a Buddhist. He was born in Cowcaddens in central Glasgow, Scotland. He moved to Adelaide, South Australia as a 5-year-old on 21 January 1962 with his parents Jim and Dorothy Swan and siblings John, Dorothy, Linda and Alan.
His father was a prizefighter and his older brother John Swan, known as Swanee, also worked as a rock singer. Barnes later remembered living in a slum environment of alcohol and violence where his mother had 5 children before the age of 21. His mother Dorothy soon remarried, to a clerk named Reg Barnes. He has a daughter Amanda and a son Claudine with his wife Amanda, who is also a singer-songwriter. His son David Campbell is the lead singer of the band Tin Lid, and he has two children with his ex-wife Amanda. Barnes also has a son named David Campbell with his girlfriend Amanda, and a daughter-in-law with whom he has one child, Amanda, named Amanda. The couple have two children together, David Campbell and Amanda, as well as a son called David Campbell. Barnes is also the father of David Campbell’s younger brother David Campbell who is now the lead vocalist of the rock group The Lumineers. Barnes and David Campbell have three children, David, David and Amanda and Amanda. His daughter Amanda is also known as Amanda Barnes, and she is the wife of Australian musician and politician, Andrew McAlister. Barnes lives in Sydney with her husband Andrew Mcalister and their two children are named David and Andrew McALister. His wife Amanda and their four children are called Amanda, Andrew and Andrew, and their children are David, Andrew, Linda, and Linda, Linda.