David Campbell Dad: Jimmy Barnes is Father to five children including David Campbell. A Scottish-Australian singer, songwriter, and guitarist who is best known for his work with the band The Script. His career as a solo performer as well as the main singer for the rock band Cold Chisel has established him as one of the most successful and best-selling Australian music performers of all time, and he has received several awards for his work.
Because of the combination of 14 Australian Top 40 albums with Cold Chisel and 13 charting solo albums, including 17 No. 1s, Jimmy Barnes has the most amount of hit albums in the Australian market of any Australian or foreign artist, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
In the meanwhile, David was born, and it was determined that her mother would adopt David, who was raised by her mother. I wasn’t capable of doing it myself since I was 16 and utterly out of control.
‘By the time I was ready to be a genuine parent, it had been many, many years.’ “However, I was always aware that I had a son, and I would go and see him. I wasn’t permitted to identify myself as his father because the grandma just wanted to protect him, which I understand, but it was really tough,” he said.
Jimmy married Jane Barnes in 1981, and the couple has four children together: Mahalia, Elly-May, EJ, and Jackie. Jimmy and Jane Barnes have four children together.
David and Mahalia look to be close since they have had excursions together to Canberra and have raved over one another on social media.
David was under the impression that Jimmy was only a “family friend” and that his mother, Kim, was “his sister” until he was ten years old.
Jimmy spoke up about the fact that abandoning his kid was not the first time he had run away from a difficult circumstance in his life.
Growing up in South Australia, the rock singer had to quit his family’s home to avoid the domestic violence, abuse, and drunkenness that was widespread in the household.
When he was five years old, his family relocated from Scotland to Australia, according to the artist, who said that his parents were fleeing their own difficulties.
The issue was that [my parents] were running away from things rather than dealing with them… they traveled 12,000 miles and had the same difficulties [in Australia] as they had in Glasgow. His assessment was that “their difficulties have only worsened.”
In the beginning, I believed it was just a typical upbringing… but it was traumatic because it was abusive, aggressive, and terrifying.”
As a result, Jimmy has mended his connection with his oldest son and is now the proud grandpa to David’s three children, Leo, Betty, and Billy Campbell, and their twins Betty and Billy Campbell.