James “Jim” Kerr is a Scottish musician, singer and a songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the music band “Simple Minds”. He was born on the 9th of July, 1959 and in 2015, his current age is 56 years old. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland into a middle class family and not much is known about his parents or family. As a child, he attended the Holyrood R.C. Secondary School. Upon graduation, he along with his schoolmates formed a punk rock band named “Johnny and the Self Abusers”. A co-vocalist and a keyboard player, he took the name Pripton Weird. After eight months, the band was reduced to four members, and changed the name to Simple Minds. He is a Christian by religion, belongs to white ethnicity and is a Scottish citizen by nationality.
James is not a very tall person, and his height is about a 177 cm. That is about 5 feet and 10 inches in height, which is not very good but average. He is a good looking person, doesn’t have a beard on his face, and has green shiny eyes. With a last recorded weight of around 85 kg, he has put on some wright recently, as he is not a very fat person. When searched for his shirtless pictures on the media, there isn’t one picture where he has revealed his upper body. Regarding his personal life, it looks like he has had a couple of girlfriends in the past, and has been married twice and divorced twice as well. He was first married to his wife Chrissie Hynde, whom he had been dating since 1980. The two got married in 1984 and after living together for 6 years, got divorced in 1990. Then after remaining single for a couple of years, he was married again in 1992, to his spouse Patsy Kensit but separated again in 1996. With his two separate wives, he has got two children as well; one with each. His daughter Yasmin Kerr was born when he was married to Chrissie Hynde, and has a son named James Kerrn with Patsy. Despite rumors that accuse him to be sexually gay, there is no truth in that.
Having had a successful career with Simple Minds, you can listen to his many Simple Minds songs on YouTube, as well as his official website. The band released their latest album in 2014, named Big Music and has also got some single albums like Shadow Land, Lostboy! AKA Jim Kerr, Refugee and has many hit songs to remember for. With the fame and popularity of the band growing fast, they had toured Europe in 2010 and performed in many famous places around the continent. In the June of 2008, Jim contributed to organize a birthday party for African leader Nelson Mandela, when he turned 90.
In order to know more about him, you can read his biography that is available in sites like IMDb and Wikipedia. You can also stay close to his regular updates and activities, by following him in his social site accounts like Twitter and also check his pictures out in his official Instagram page. By 2015, his estimated net worth is about $75 million US dollars. You can also find his interviews on YouTube, and read his quotes in many websites too.