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Working Class Boy is a 2016 memoir by Jimmy Barnes. It is about Barnes' childhood in Glasgow and Adelaide. Barnes details his childhood in Glasgow up until him joining Cold Chisel.
Working Class Boy has sold more than 250,000 copies and was named the Biography of the Year at 2017 ABIA Awards.
Rolling Stone magazine in a review of Working Class Boy wrote "Barnes writes with verve and style to present a fascinating story of flawed and compelling personalities, not least his own. The result is unexpectedly compelling."
It debuted at number 1 on the Australian bestsellers list,and remained in the top 10 for a number of weeks.
Daniel Paul Johns is an Australian musician, singer, and songwriter. Best known as the former front man of the rock band Silverchair, Johns is also one half of The Dissociatives with Paul Mac and, in 2007, was ranked at number 18 on Rolling Stone's list of The 25 Most Underrated Guitarists.
James Dixon Barnes is a Scottish-Australian rock singer and songwriter. His career both as 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 13 charting solo albums, including nine No. 1s, gives Barnes the highest number of hit albums of any Australian artist.
Lee Kernaghan OAM is an Australian country music singer, songwriter and guitarist.
Adam Hills is an Australian comedian and radio and television presenter. In Australia, he hosted the music quiz show Spicks and Specks from 2005 until 2011 and the talk show Adam Hills Tonight from 2011 until 2013. In Britain he hosts the talk show The Last Leg. He has been nominated for an Edinburgh Comedy Award and Gold Logie Award.
David Joseph Campbell is an Australian singer, stage performer and television presenter. He is the son of singer Jimmy Barnes.
Peter John Overton is an Australian television journalist and news presenter.
Cold Chisel is the self-titled debut album of Australian pub rock band Cold Chisel. Released in April 1978, it spent 23 weeks in the Australian charts, peaking at number 38.
"Working Class Man" is a song performed and made famous by Australian singer Jimmy Barnes. It was written by Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain. "Working Class Man" is generally considered Barnes' signature song as a solo artist.
East is the third studio album by Australian pub rock band Cold Chisel, released in June 1980. The album peaked at No. 2 and spent 63 weeks on the national chart. It was the biggest-selling Australian album release of the year. It was the only Cold Chisel album to chart in America, reaching 171 on the Billboard 200. It also reached number 32 on the New Zealand charts.
Circus Animals is the fourth studio album by Australian band Cold Chisel, released on 8 March 1982. It was recorded and mixed at Paradise Studios and EMI Studio 301, Sydney. It reached number one on the Australian charts, remaining in the charts for 40 weeks, and also topped the New Zealand charts. The working title for the album was "Tunnel Cunts".
Barnestorming or Barnestorming Live is the first live album by Australian hard rocker, Jimmy Barnes, the former lead vocalist for Cold Chisel. It was released on 1 December 1988 and went to number one on the Australian albums chart for three weeks later that month. Barnes and his backing band were recorded at their Melbourne performances from December 1987 to February 1988.
Clayton Doley is an Australian musician, singer, songwriter, television musical director, arranger, and record producer best known for his Hammond Organ virtuosity.
Dean O'Brien, known by his stage name Mr Yipadee or Deano Yipadee, is a children's author, musician, and producer, who has performed in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.
30:30 Hindsight is the fifteenth studio album by Jimmy Barnes. The album celebrates 30 years since his chart-topping debut solo album, Bodyswerve in September 1984. It was released in August 2014 and debuted at number 1 in Australia, giving Barnes his tenth solo number 1 album.
The Perfect Crime is the eighth studio album by Australian rock band Cold Chisel. It was released on 2 October 2015. It was the first album not to feature a contribution from drummer Steve Prestwich, who died of a brain tumour in January 2011. The album peaked at number 2 on the Australian charts and number 7 in New Zealand.
Alexandra Lahey is an Australian alternative rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her debut album, I Love You Like a Brother was released on 2 October 2017 and peaked at No. 15 on the ARIA Albums Chart.
Keep Sydney Open (KSO) is an organisation and political party based in Sydney, Australia, that advocates for issues surrounding the city's nightlife and night-time economy. The group is best known for its opposition to the Sydney lockout laws.
Working Class Man is the 2017 memoir by Jimmy Barnes, and sequel to his 2016 Working Class Boy.
Working Class Boy is a 2018 Australian documentary film about the life of Jimmy Barnes, based on the 2016 memoir of the same name. The film looks on one of Australia's most legendary and iconic artists; his traumatic childhood, fuelled with domestic violence, poverty and alcoholism and his evolution from James Dixon Swan to Jimmy Barnes.
Working Class Boy is a 2018 soundtrack album by Australian singer-songwriter, Jimmy Barnes. It is the soundtrack album for the 2018 film of the same name, based on the 2016 memoir of the same name, which became a tour in 2016 and 2017 in which Barnes sang songs and told stories from the memoir. The album was released on 17 August 2018.
Barnes beat world renowned authors Andy Griffiths and J K Rowling for the top spot with the biggest first-week sales for an Australian autobiography in more than five years.
shows no. 1 of Top 10 Bestsellers Index for weeks of 10 Oct, 17 Oct, and 24 Oct 2016