Jim Kerr

Born Jul 9, 1959

James "Jim" Kerr is a Scottish musician and singer-songwriter, best known for his work with the band Simple Minds who achieved five UK #1 albums and a #1 single "Ballad of the Streets EP". He released his first solo album, Lostboy! AKA Jim Kerr, on the 27 May 2010.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jim Kerr.


1959 Birth Born on July 9, 1959.


1977 17 Years Old In 1977, he was one of the founding members of the 6-piece punk rock band Johnny and the Self Abusers. … Read More


1984 24 Years Old Kerr was married to Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of The Pretenders, in 1984 (divorced, 1990). … Read More


1992 33 Years Old He was subsequently married to actress Patsy Kensit in 1992 (divorced 1996) with whom he had a son, James (born September 1993). … Read More


2008 49 Years Old Kerr helped organise a 90th birthday party for Nelson Mandela at Hyde Park, London on 27 June 2008. … Read More


The second Lostboy! album, The Return Of The Lostboy!, was first mentioned by Jim Kerr in February 2010 during the post-production work on the first album. … Read More
2014 55 Years Old He continues to record and tour with Simple Minds, who released their latest album Big Music in October 2014 and are currently working on their 18th album. … Read More
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