Working class boy
by
 
Barnes, Jimmy, 1956-, performer, singer, composer, screenwriter, actor

Title
Working class boy

Author
Barnes, Jimmy, 1956-, performer, singer, composer, screenwriter, actor

ISBN
9781489415011

Personal Author
Barnes, Jimmy, 1956-, performer, singer, composer, screenwriter, actor

Edition
Unabridged.

Publication Information
Tullamarine, Victoria : Bolinda Audio, [2017]
 
℗2017

Physical Description
7 sound discs (CD) (8 hr., 38 min.) : digital, stereo ; 12 cm ; in container.

General Note
"A memoir of running away. Long before Cold Chisel, long before 'Barnesy', there was the true story of James Dixon Swan" --Cover.
 
Warning: Strong violence, themes and coarse language.

Abstract
Working Class Boy is a powerful reflection on a traumatic and violent childhood, which fuelled the excess and recklessness that would define, but almost destroy, the rock'n'roll legend. This is the story of how James Swan became Jimmy Barnes. It is a memoir burning with the frustration and frenetic energy of teenage sex, drugs, violence and ambition for more than what you have. Raw, gritty, compassionate, surprising and darkly funny - Jimmy Barnes's childhood memoir is at once the story of migrant dreams fulfilled and dashed. Arriving in Australia in the Summer of 1962, things went from bad to worse for the Swan family -Dot, Jim and their six kids. The scramble to manage in the tough northern suburbs of Adelaide in the 60s would take its toll on the Swans as dwindling money, too much alcohol, and fraying tempers gave way to violence and despair. This is the story of a family's collapse, but also a young boy's dream to escape the misery of the suburbs with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to join a rock and roll band and get out of town for good.

Personal Subject
Barnes, Jimmy, 1956-,-Childhood and youth.
 
Barnes, Jimmy, 1956-, performer, singer, composer, screenwriter, actor

Subject Term
Family violence.
 
Immigrants -- Scotland -- Biography.
 
Rock musicians -- Australia -- Biography.

Genre
Audiobooks.
 
Autobiographies.

Geographic Term
Adelaide (S.A.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.

Added Corporate Author
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Electronic Access
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Format
Audio disc


LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibrary
ParramattaCompact DiscCDT 781.66 BARNParramattaAdult Non-fiction