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Brian Johnson

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There are two Brian Johnsons:
One is the singer of the hard rock band AC/DC
There’s another Brian Johnson that leads the Worship with his wife Jenn in Bethel Redding, California.

Brian Johnson (born October 5, 1947 in Dunston, Gateshead, England) is a singer best known as the front-man for the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. He currently lives in Sarasota, Florida, USA.

Johnson joined AC/DC in 1980, after the death of band’s former lead singer Bon Scott. He is credited with pushing the band in a more heavy metal direction, beginning with his first album with AC/DC, Back in Black, now regarded as a rock landmark and one of the five top-selling albums of all time. It and his subsequent albums with the group have made him one of the most recognized and emulated voices in rock music.

Before AC/DC, Johnson had joined the Newcastle glam-rock band Geordie in 1972. After a number of hit singles, the band split up in 1976 but Johnson re-formed it in 1980. Just after a record contract had been signed, Johnson was asked to audition for AC/DC. He got the job by singing the Ike and Tina Turner song “Nutbush City Limits,” and AC/DC’s own “Whole Lotta Rosie”, which was performed in 1977 with Bon Scott. He was the band’s first choice.

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