Jimmy Barnes is a popular Australian rock singer. He was born James Dixon Swan on 28 April 1956 in Glasgow, Scotland. His father Jim Swan was a prizefighter and his older brother John Swan
is also a rock singer. His career as both 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 12 charting solo albums gives Barnes the highest number of hit albums of any Australian artist.
His offspring include: Mahalia Barnes
, Eliza-Jane Barnes
, Elly-May Barnes
, Jackie Barnes