Kerr, Jim

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Kerr, Jim Gender: M
James Kerr
born on 9 July 1959 at 09:45 (= 09:45 AM )
Place Glasgow, Scotland, 55n53, 4w15
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 16°24' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 24°51 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 05°51'

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Jim Kerr
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Scottish musician, a singer and co-founder of the punk group "Simple Minds" along with Michael MacNeil and Derek Forbes, 1978. In the mid-1980s, they contributed "Don’t You (Forget About Me)" to the soundtrack of the John Hughes movie "The Breakfast Club." This song, which rocketed to number one on the charts in the United States and became a massive international hit, brought the group worldwide recognition.

In 1977, Kerr formed his first band, "Johnny and the Self Abusers," which later led to the more successful "Simple Minds." They signed with the Zoom label and debuted with the release of the single, "Life In a Day," breaking the UK Top 50 in March 1979. Known for his deep, reedy voice, Kerr became one of the top 50 most-wealthy British musicians. Known for his uncompromising views, he managed to avoid the rock ’n’ roll pitfalls of sex and drugs. Kerr is an avid reader, with favorites such as Alvin Tofler’s "Future Shock" and the "Bhagavad Gita," and says music and people are his main interests. Despite being deemed a commercial failure, the group continues to release albums, most recently 1995’s "Good News From the Next World."

In 1984, he married Chrissie Hynde of "The Pretenders," but the rigors of touring disrupted their relationship, and they divorced. He has one son, James, with his second wife, Patsy Kensit; they are divorced as well.

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  • business associate/partner relationship with Burchill, Charlie (born 27 November 1959). Notes: Band mates in Simple Minds
  • business associate/partner relationship with Forbes, Derek (born 22 June 1956). Notes: Band mates in Simple Minds
  • business associate/partner relationship with MacNeil, Mick (born 20 July 1958). Notes: Band mates in Simple Minds


  • Social : Joined group 1977 (Johnny and the Self Abusers)
  • Social : Joined group 1978 (Formed Simple Minds)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released March 1979 ("Life In a Day")
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Relationship : Marriage 1984 (Chrissie Hynde)

Source Notes

Paul Wright collection, B.C.


  • Traits : Body : Voice/Speech (Deep voice)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Simple Minds)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.