Jim Kerr

by andrew on November 2, 2015

Latitude Festival 2012 - Day 3

Birth Name: James Kerr

Place of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland

Date of Birth: 9 July, 1959

Ethnicity: Irish, Scottish

Jim Kerr is a Scottish musician, singer, and songwriter. He is known as the lead singer of the rock band Simple Minds.

He is the son of Irene (McDowall) and James “Jimmy” Kerr.

Jim has a daughter with his former wife, American musician Chrissie Hynde; and a son with his former wife, actress, singer, and model Patsy Kensit.

Jim’s maternal grandparents were surnamed McDowall and Mullen.

Sources: http://www.mcapozzolijr.com
http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Death announcement of Jim’s mother – http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk

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Manila December 17, 2017 at 7:08 am

His parents are Irene (McDowall) [now deceased] and James “Jimmy” Kerr [still living].

Jim’s maternal grandparents were surnamed McDowall and Mullen.

Marriage record of Jim’s parents:
“KERR
JAMES
MCDOWALL
IRENE
1957
644/12 450
Cathcart (Glasgow)”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2911976/My-haven-Jim-Kerr-singer-rock-band-Simple-Minds-Glasgow-recording-studio.html

Death announcement of Jim’s mother – http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/simple-minds-frontman-jim-kerr-1078487

Remarks:
1. I can’t determine his maternal grandparents’ names because there were couples married who married near Glasgow.
COUPLE 1
MCDOWALL
ALEXANDER
MULLEN
MARY
1919
644/15 133
Hutchesontown

COUPLE 2
MCDOWALL
THOMAS
MULLEN
CATHERINE FINNI
1920
627/ 174
Cambuslang

2. The surname “McDowall is of Scottish origin.

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