For more than 40 years Jimmy Barnes has been igniting audiences in Australia and across the globe with a unique brand of performance, passion and raw magnetism that has made him a national treasure.
He is Australia's most successful solo recording artist, he brings his A-game to every live show and his rock'n'roll lifestyle is the stuff of legend.
In an exclusive interview with the NFSA, to accompany our new online exhibition Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Man, Jimmy tells us about the early influences and pivotal moments that helped shape his extraordinary life and career.
'That's what I want to do'
In the following interview excerpt, Jimmy talks about his brother John introducing him to new music and the moment he decided he wanted to be in a band: