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Jimmy Barnes (II)

Jimmy Barnes was born April, 28 1956 in Glasgow, Scotland. His original name was 'James Dixon Swan' and his father was a featherweight boxing champion in Glasgow. In 1961/62 his family moved to Australia. After playing in a school band (he replaced Bon Scott (who joined AC/DC) as lead vocalist in the band Fraternity. Then, aged 16 and a half, he ... See full bio »
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  Friday Night Football (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2015) (writer - 2 episodes, 2015)
- Round 6: Collingwood vs Geelong (2015) ... (performer: "Lay Down Your Guns" - uncredited) / (writer: "Lay Down Your Guns" - uncredited)
- Round 5: Carlton vs Collingwood (2015) ... (performer: "Lay Down Your Guns" - uncredited) / (writer: "Lay Down Your Guns" - uncredited)
 2014 Australian Story (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- A Very Good Rascal (2014) ... (performer: "Working Class Man")
 2012 The Voice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Grand Finale (Results) (2012) ... (performer: "River Deep - Mountain High")
  20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 4 episodes, 2009 - 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Greatest Aussie Chart Toppers (2010) ... (performer: "Driving Wheels", "Working Class Man", "Good Times" (uncredited)) / (writer: "Driving Wheels")
- Greatest Sporting Anthems (2010) ... (performer: " (Simply) The Best")
- Rock 'n' Roll Anthems (2009) ... (performer: "Working Class Man")
- Scene-Stealing Songs (2009) ... (performer: "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'")
 2009 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Top 10 Perform (2009) ... (performer: "Land of 1000 Dances")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2009 Semi-Final (2009) ... (performer: "Hallelujah (I Love Her So)", "Working Class Man")
 2008 Rush (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2008) ... (as J.Barnes, "Lay Down Your Guns") / (performer: "Lay Down Your Guns")
 2008 The Black Balloon (performer: "Driving Wheels") / (writer: "Driving Wheels" - as J. Barnes)
 2007 Mega Snake (TV Movie) (writer: "Last Chance" - as James Dixon Barnes)
 2005 RocKwiz (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Mahalia Barnes and Jimmy Barnes (2005) ... (performer: "Gonna Take Some Time")
 2003 The Honourable Wally Norman (performer: "Working Class Man")
 1994 The Sum of Us (performer: "It Will Be Alright") / (writer: "It Will Be Alright")
  Baywatch (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1993 - 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1993)
- Trading Places (1994) ... (performer: "Stand Up" - uncredited)
- Race Against Time: Part 1 (1993) ... (performer: "Wheels In Motion" - uncredited) / (writer: "Wheels In Motion" - uncredited)
 1993 For Love or Money (performer: "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher")
 1992 The Heights (TV Series) (writer: "I'm Still on Your Side" - as Barnes)
 1991 Palm Harbor Vice (performer: "Laying Down the Law")
 1987 The Lost Boys (performer: "Good Times", "Laying Down The Law") / (writer: "Laying Down The Law")
 1986 Gung Ho (performer: "WORKING CLASS MAN")
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(Late 2002) Autiography book 'Say it Loud' published. See more »

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A legendary Australian singer, performing with his band 'Cold Chisel' for more than 20 years. He is also a successful solo artist, and one of the most successful performing artists in Australia's history. See more »



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