Brian Johnson Timeline

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  • Birth

    Brian Johnson was born on October 5, 1947, in Dunston Gateshead, United Kingdom
  • Started performing with bands.

    He began to play some songs with the Gobi Desert Canoe Club band and the Fresh Band. He later moved onto ‘The Jasper Hart Band’ and then onto ‘Geordie’.
  • Songs made UK Top 40 and Top 10.

    ‘Geordies’ first single made it in the UK’s Top 40 in December of 1972. The band's later songs made the UK's Top 10.
  • Leaving band 'Geordie'.

    After they released their album ‘Save The World’, Brian Johnson left ‘Geordie’. It later ended up disbanding altogether.
  • Getting the call to audition for the lead sing of the band AC/DC.

    In March of 1980, Johnson got a call to be invited to audition to be the lead singer for AC/DC since the old lead singer Bon Scott died.
  • Officially joining the AC/DC band.

    On April 1, 1980, the band officially announced Brian Johnson’s joining of the band as the lead vocalist. He was flown out to the Bahamas to work on his first album with them.
  • Selling 50 million copies of his first AC/DC album.

    Selling 50 million copies of his first AC/DC album.
    Their first album was released on July 25, 1980. It ended up selling over 50 million copies worldwide and became to be known as one of the best selling albums of all time.
  • Next album reached No. 1 on the US Billboard.

    After they released their second album ‘For Those About To Rock We Salute You’, it began to gain more and more success. It ended up being No. 1 on the US Billboard for 3 weeks straight.
  • Johnson’s own solo album.

    Their album ‘Strange Man’ was released in 1982. It included a compilation of the ten songs from ‘Geordies’ and was spawned as Brian Johnson's solo album with AC/DC.
  • Won Grammy Award.

    Won Grammy Award.
    In 1989, the AC/DC band was sent to the Grammys. They won an award for ‘Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental for the song ‘Blow Up Your Video’.
  • Most popular album.

    AC/DC made the Billboard 200 chart as #2 and remained there for 77 weeks, along with making the UK’s Top 40, and got a 5x platinum certificate. This was all for their one album that Johnson did lead vocals in, ‘The Razor's Edge’.
  • Published Autobiography.

    Published Autobiography.
    In 2000, Biran Johnson published his very own autobiography. It was very successful.
  • Added to the Rock and Roll Hall of fame.

    Added to the Rock and Roll Hall of fame.
    In 2003, all of the members of AC/DC including Brian Johson were added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a big accomplishment.
  • Won second Grammy award.

    AC/DC got sent to the Grammys again. There they won the nomination for ‘Best Hard Rock Performance’ for their song ‘War Machine’.
  • Brian Johnson leaving AC/DC.

    Due to hearing problems, Brian Johnson was forced to leave the band AC/DC in 2016. The band announced his departure that April. He is still known to be one of the best lead vocalists of the band AC/DC.