James Dixon Barnes was born in Glasgow, Scotland on 28 April 1956. He is a Scottish-born Australian musician, singer, and songwriter.
According to James himself, he grew up in a slum-like environment where his mother had five children, including himself, before she turned age 21.
Barnes’s family moved to Australia when he was five years old, initially settling in Adelaide before moving to live near Elizabeth.
Of all the artists on the Australian music market, Barnes is the one with the highest number of hit albums.
James did not start out loving music, it was his older brother John who taught and encouraged him to pursue music.
Who Is Jimmy Barnes Wife Jane Mahoney And How Did They Meet?
Jane Mahoney (Jane Dejakasaya), the wife of Jimmy Barnes, was the stepdaughter of an Australian diplomat.
She was born in the year 1958 in Bangkok, Thailand, but she grew up in Rome, Moscow, Canberra, and Tokyo due to the nature of her stepfather’s work as a diplomat.
Jane studied at the University of Canberra.
She met Jimmy in November 1979 and began a relationship with him. They married on 22 May 1981 in Sydney and have four children.
It is not clear exactly how they met, but Jimmy has stated that he knew he needed Jane the first time her met.