Jim Corr

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Jim Corr
MBE
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Background information
Birth name James Steven Ignatius Corr
Born (1964-07-31) July 31, 1964 (age 49)
Origin Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland
Genres Rock, Celtic, pop
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar, keyboard, accordion, vocals
Years active 1990–present
Associated acts The Corrs
Website [1], [2]
Notable instruments
Avalon Guitars
Fender Stratocaster
Fender Telecaster
Roland KR-15

James Steven Ignatius "Jim" Corr (born July 31, 1964), is an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. He is a member of the Irish folk/rock band The Corrs, the other members being his three younger sisters Andrea, Sharon and Caroline. He is also a DJ.[1]

Musical career[edit]

Corr first took guitar lessons in his hometown of Dundalk, a large industrial town in north Leinster. His friend Anthony Boyle showed the young Jim how to tune his guitar. Corr plays acoustic and electric guitar as well as piano, keyboard, accordion and background vocals. He has also had an active role in the production aspects of all of The Corrs' albums to date, working with David Foster and Olle Romo on two separate albums.

Charity work and recognition[edit]

The Corr siblings were appointed as honorary MBEs in 2005 by Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, in recognition of their musical talents and also their charitable work which raised money for Freeman Hospital in Newcastle (where their mother was treated), victims of the Omagh Bombing, The Prince's Trust, and other charities.[2]

Jim and his sisters were also involved in the Live 8 series of concerts, performing at Edinburgh in mid-2005 alongside Bono and other acts such as Annie Lennox, Eddie Izzard and Bob Geldof. He also performed at Nelson Mandela's 46664 concert in South Africa, to help raise awareness of the growing AIDS epidemic in Africa.

Personal views[edit]

Corr is a member of the 9/11 Truth Movement and operates a website where he writes about the New World Order, including the notion that September 11th, 2001, was an inside job.[3] Following the death of Osama bin Laden in May 2011, Corr maintained that bin Laden had actually died 10 years earlier in 2001.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Corr has a son, Brandon, with ex-fiancee Gayle Williamson, a former Miss Northern Ireland.[5]

Corr's paternal uncle, Peter Corr, was a professional footballer who played for the Republic of Ireland and several clubs including Everton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Corrs, Bono & Westlife Feeling the Summer Buzz...". ShowBiz Ireland. 26 April 2002. Retrieved 26 April 2002. "Jim Corr from the famed Irish band will hit the decks alongside one of Ireland's top DJ's Tony Fenton." 
  2. ^ "The Corrs - The Corrs Receive Mbe Honours" Contactmusic.com. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  3. ^ "JimCorr.com". 
  4. ^ "Jim Corr: 'Osama Bin Laden has been dead for 10 years'" NME. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
  5. ^ "Profile: Jim Corr" Sunday Times. Retrieved 2011-05-26.

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