SAMMERVILL JIMMY( Singer)
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Biography SAMMERVILL JIMMY
Of all the known (including us) artists - the most active fighter for their rights. The rights of a man who loves other men. From the very beginning of his career - he sang openly about the problems of his life: "Why can not I kiss him otkrytoN Tell me why you disapprove pochemuN menyaN Why call bolnymN greshnikomN When I was in no fault! PochemuN". And remember the very first single, Jimmy, "Bronski Beat" "The boy from a provincial town" (Smalltown Boy) N Clip: Jimmy in the basin is looking closely at the nice guy. Guy look "prosekaet", with friends waiting for the hero of song and beats him on the street. Then police said the parents that their son is that queer, excuse me - fagot. Scandal. The boy from a provincial town collects a small overnight bag with friends and going to London. Autobiographical song.
Can someone from the Russian gay men so boldly begin its kareruN
Jimmy managed to not only write a very good albums, engage in gay activism, but also actively pursued his "private life". Long before the famous scandal with George Michael twisted his American police for having sex in a public place (see. his interview). Because of what broke concert "Bronski Beat", warming up the audience before the performance by Madonna.
It was a real breakthrough - in the disco 80's all started to dance to the fiery song of the "peculiarities" of love. "Bronski Beat", of course, honored for its attention Sir Elton John.
Now Jimmy does not release new albums often. Apparently, much more important to him today, family life. But his undeniable contribution to world culture - is evident. Like a good actor. And an honest man.
Despite the fact that Samervill (as many British blue) once fond of socialist ideas (cm. cover of his "Communards"), to visit the bastion of world communism - Moscow - red, Soviet period, he had not. He was not here yet. Was in the Baltics and St. Petersburg. I wonder how the police there reacted to nemuN ..