Jim Kerr doesn't have to reach back very far to find an indelible memory from his 40 years as … Kerr, 56, also falsely accused Mr Fagan of raping a nine-year-old boy and posted sexually abusive comments about him and his wife on public Facebook pages. Paul Walker, defending Kerr said: 'Not many amongst us have brothers who have gone on to become global rock stars. She is an actress, known for, Flashback: ‘Lethal Weapon 2’ Helps the Beach Boys ‘Cruise’ to Their Last Hit, ‘The Sopranos’ Strip Club Location Satin Dolls Is Closing Amid Criminal Investigation, Watch the trailer for HBO’s Andre the Giant documentary. It was U2's Bono and Ali [Hewson, his wife]. I like that she felt comfortable enough to want to share that with her dad. I was just doing what I saw my mum and dad do. As a teenager, I saw a woman who was tough and could front a band. But with large families comes lots of gossip and women love to know everyone's business. Chrissie had a child with Ray [Davies, The Kinks] and then we had a daughter, Yasmin, in 1985. Patsy Kensit, Actress: Lethal Weapon 2. In those days there weren't many women doing what she was doing. I had a speech impediment as a kid and found it nerve-wracking to be around girls. JIM KERR. He remembered it was the house his mum used to clean when he was a young boy and would go with her. I arrived home and Mum said, "You'll never guess who is asleep in the spare room upstairs." We listened to records, shared a dance and a quick kiss. My mum, Irene, came from a large matriarchal family of 14 in Glasgow. The comments below have not been moderated. She sent me a funny email the other day. Speaking tearfully after the verdict, Mrs Fagan, 52, said the stalking and the lengthy trial had been horrific, but she was still a fan of Simple Minds. In 1984, we played a charity gig in Glasgow. Getting married to Chrissie seemed like the natural thing to do, but it was hard. And... 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Chrissie and I were both ambitious and wanted to make a go of our bands. He was found guilty at Lewes Crown Court in November of two counts of stalking against the Fagans, and a further charge of stalking his ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Vanthof. My mum, Irene, came from a large matriarchal family of 14 in Glasgow. Chrissie and I met in Sydney in 1984 when both of our bands were on tour. But with large families comes lots of gossip and women love to know everyone's business. 'His sibling was living in a parallel universe.'. Patsy was a fan of the band. The brother of Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr has been jailed for nine years after an 11 month stalking campaign where he threatened to kill a superfan of the band and attack his wife. He contacted Miss Vanthof's employer suggesting she had made a false allegation of rape. When I turned 15 I saw an ugly guy play in a band at school and he had all the pretty girls talking to him. She was a factory girl and part-time machinist. Looking for some great streaming picks? After working at stations in Howell and Ann Arbor Michigan, Kerr joined WORJ, a progressive rock station in Orlando, Florida. My face would glow red. Yasmin is now 31 and has twin sons. M&S shoppers can book timed slots to do their food shop as new lockdown looms - while Primark boss demands... Cleaned out! Moment Trump gets emotional with 'his sweetheart' Ivanka by his side as he closes out marathon campaign in... 'Voting for someone I truly trust...me': Kanye West casts write-in vote for himself in Wyoming after failing... Shares surge around the world as investors bet on Biden... but did markets jump the gun? There was always an aunt or female cousin over for a visit. Jim Kerr: Net Worth: $45 Million: Date Of Birth: July 9, 1959: Height: 1.77 m: Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Don't You, Alive and Kicking, Belfast Child: Education: Holyrood Secondary School: Nationality: British: Spouse: Patsy Kensit, Chrissie Hynde, Don't You, Alive and Kicking, Belfast Child: Children: Yasmin Kerr, James Kerr, Don't You, Alive and Kicking, Belfast Child I don't think you really know yourself when you marry that young. 'Mr and Mrs Fagan felt unable to enjoy their wedding anniversary in Sicily, because of what he was posting. Jim Kerr with his longtime WAXQ partner, Shelli Sonstein. Presidential race on a knife-edge as Joe Biden struggles to make early breakthroughs in target states of... 'This is my son, Beau, who a lot of you helped elect to the Senate': Joe confuses his two granddaughters and... America (and the world) holds its breath: Millions vote to deliver their verdict on the most divisive ever... 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I asked who was in the film – they told me it was Patsy and we met. I am the eldest of three sons. Appearing at the same court on Monday for sentencing, Kerr was given a nine-year jail sentence, with six years in custody and three on extended licence. ". Senior service bans smoking on board vessels from January. You can't keep a relationship going like that. 'This is extreme language. : New Angles, New Scenes, and Explosive Outtakes. He began his career at age 14 in Ypsilanti, Michigan and has been on the air ever since. That's when I knew I could give music a go and get the girls that way. We are close again. ', Paul Kerr's trial heard that he threatened to murder John Fagan and drag his wife Julie (right) to a police station by her hair in a row over the Scottish band's new album (pictured left is singer Jim Kerr), He said: 'On four occasions he has committed three different very serious criminal offences against people who have crossed him.'. I liked that Chrissie was big-mouthed. Paul Kerr (right), brother of Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr, is led from a prison van at Lewes Crown Court. I knew she was a great supporter. Published: 18:48 GMT, 6 January 2020 | Updated: 09:15 GMT, 7 January 2020. In the early days of [Kerr's band]Simple Minds, it was hard to stay in touch with Mum. Should you take a voucher? My face would glow red. I recently bought a home in Glasgow and Dad said, "This house feels familiar." She continued: 'I am just so relieved, it is the end of a horrible nightmare. You have to go with the flow. Mum was beautifully empathetic. My paternal grandmother, Margaret, used to clean houses for wealthy people.