Brian Johnson. Biography in facts (Brian Johnson biography)

The most interesting facts about the lead singer of the most legendary rock band-AC / DC

15 facts about AC/DC Legend Brian Johnson


Brian Johnson was born on October 5, 1947. To mark the AC / DC singer's 71st birthday, here are 15 things you might not know about him:

1. Brian was born in North-East England.

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2. Johnson is the oldest of the four siblings.

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3. Brian's father was a miner and a staff sergeant in the British Army.

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4. As a teenager, Brian sang in the local church choir.

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5. Starting in 1970, Brian played with the cabaret band The Jasper Hart Band, performing classic rock songs.

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6. Brian formed the band Geordie with some of his bandmates The Jasper Hart Band. In 1976, they released the single "I Can't Forget You Now".

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7. Before AC / DC singer Bon Scott died, he talked to guitarist Angus Young about Brian, calling him "a great rock' n 'roll singer in the style of 'Little Richard'. Since Little Richard was Bon's idol, the guys thought it would be appropriate for Brian to take Bon's place.

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8. Bryan wrote the lyrics to some AC / DC songs, but the last album from 1988 to feature his lyrics was "Blow Up Your Video". Since then, only Angus and Malcolm Young have been doing it. When asked "why?", Brian explained: "I'm out of words."

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9. Brian is often seen wearing a newspaper cap. His brother was the first to suggest the accessory, as it solves the problem of sweat dripping from the hair during a performance, and in addition, it protects from light, allowing him to see what he is doing.

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10. Brian is a big fan of musical theater.

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11. Johnson wrote a musical version of the story "Helen of Troy". The actors signed a contract to participate in the production, but this did not happen.

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12. Brian is a huge fan of cars and fast driving. He often takes rarity cars from his extensive collection to race on the track.

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13. Brian voiced Sergeant Starkey in the video game Call of Duty: Finest Hour.

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14. Johnson made a cameo appearance in the 2005 film Goal!, playing a Newcastle United football team fan in a bar.

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15. Brian lives in Sarasota, Florida.

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