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Jimmy Barnes

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Barnes in 2014
Background information
Birth name James Dixon Swan
Born 28 April 1956 (1956-04-28) (age 65)
Glasgow, Scotland
Origin Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica, flute
Years active 1973–present
Labels
Associated acts

James (Jimmy) Dixon Barnes AO (né Swan; born 28 April 1956) is a Scottish-born Australian rock singer and songwriter. His career both as a solo performer and as the lead vocalist with the rock band Cold Chisel has made him one of the most popular and best-selling Australian music artists of all time. The combination of 14 Australian Top 40 albums for Cold Chisel and 13 charting solo albums, including nine No. 1s, gives Barnes the highest number of hit albums of any Australian artist.

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