Jimmy Barnes

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While Josie was in Glasgow, Robin caught up with a Glaswegian in London from Australia. As the frontman for Cold Chisel, and a solo artist with more number one albums to his name in Australia than anyone else in history, Jimmy Barnes is a rock legend. But more recently he’s released a two volume autobiography about his harrowing childhood and youth that has garnered him multiple top literary prizes around the world. The second volume, Working Class Man, has just been released in the UK this week. We chatted to him about the process of writing that, how it’s affected him on stage, and how it was much different to your run of the mill music autobiography.

Please note that this episode contains frank discussions about suicide and abuse.


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Reading List

Jimmy recommends:

Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes

The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by  Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx and Mick Mars

Billy by Pamela Stephenson

Robin recommends:

The writings of Søren Aabye Kierkegaard

Working Class Boy by Jimmy Barnes

Ten Steps to Nanette by Hannah Gadsby

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