- Australian Rock Legend -
You can’t talk Australian music without mentioning Jimmy Barnes. As front-man for the legendary Cold Chisel, he tore through the Australian music scene in the 70s and 80s, then went on to do the same as a solo artist.
In 1984, within a year of the last Cold Chisel show, Jimmy released his first solo album “Bodyswerve”. This was followed a year later with “For the Working Class Man” – a seven times platinum record whose title track became Jimmy’s signature song. “Freight Train Heart”, released in 1987 gave him his first Number One single with “Too Much Ain’t Enough Love”. His first five solo albums were multi-platinum sellers, which all debuted at Number One, culminating in the 1991 release “Soul Deep”, which sold a staggering nine times platinum. All in all, Jimmy has sold over three million solo albums and a further three million with Cold Chisel.
Since 2000, Jimmy has continued to record and tour, hitting the Number One spot again with “Double Happiness” in 2005 and “The Rhythm and The Blues” in 2008. He’s expanded his career into television and is the public face of a number of fundraising campaigns and charity.
Clancy's comment: I admire this man for many reasons. Sure, he's an Aussie rock legend, but I certainly admire his views on social justice and human rights. He's a class act in all respects.
Love ya work, Jimmy!