Jimmy Somerville

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Jimmy Somerville, 2006
Jimmy Somerville (born 1961) is a pop singer.

After leaving his home in Glasgow, he travelled to London and started attending the London Gay Teenage Group. In 1982 he helped to create a video called 'The Revenge of the Teenage Perverts', as part of the Lesbian and Gay Video Project. The video won the BFI Grierson Award for the best documentary in 1983.

He co-founded the group Bronski Beat in 1983 and The Communards in 1985. He has since had a solo singing career, and has also acted in films and television.

He was rated number 40 in the Pride Power List 2011. The citation said:

" Falsetto-voiced vocalist who wrote unforgettable hit songs, including the gay anthems Smalltown Boy and Why?.[1]


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  1. http://www.timeout.com/london/events/the-pride-power-list-2011-1#bestOf-31