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The Lives of Brian by Brian Johnson

The Lives of Brian by Brian Johnson

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The Lives of Brian

A Memoir

by Brian Johnson

Penguin Michael Joseph, 2022, ISBN 9780241446423, colour photographic plates, black and white photographs in text, large C-Format paperback

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing, bumping and chipping to edges and corners no inscriptions {see photographs)

“The son of a British Army sergeant major and Italian mother, Brian grew up in Dunstan, Tyne and Wear, as it emerged from the shadow of the Second World War.  Then he saw Little Richard on the BBC and it changed the course of his life.  The choir boy and sea scout was going to be a singer.
For over a decade he tried to make his mark with a succession of bands.  He appeared frequently on TV and toured Europe and Australia with Geordie, yet real success slipped out of reach.  Brian had a family to support and a mortgage to pay, so was forced to take a succession of jobs eventually leading to him running his own business.  But if fate had a plan for Brian…fate didn’t’ stand a chance.
Out of the blue, he was invited to London for an audition for one of the world’s best up-and-coming acts.  Ac/DC were a band in crisis following the tragic death of their lead singer, Bon Scott, but with Brian on board they would record their masterpiece: Back in Black.  It became the biggest-selling rock album of all time…”


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