Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Animals) January 19, 1994.
In early 1970s, sang in a rock band called Geordie. Ronald Belford Scott (Bon Scott) (AC/DC)'s original singer who had not yet joined the group) supported Geordie and was very impressed by Brian's singing.
Lead vocalist of the famous hard rock group AC/DC since 1980.
Is half Italian. His mother was from Frascati, Italy (near Rome).
Lives in Sarasota, Florida.
In September 2009, Johnson was diagnosed with Barrett syndrome. This caused AC/DC to cancel several shows on their 2009 tour in support of Black Ice. However, doctors were able to prevent the disease from developing into cancer.
According to The Sunday Times Rich List of British millionaires from the world of music, Johnson was worth £50 million in 2011.
A car and racing enthusiast, Brian Johnson currently enjoys racing his vintage race cars: a Royale RP-4 and a Pilbeam MP84, which he races in vintage and historic races throughout the United States.
His autobiography Rockers and Rollers was published in October 2009 and was released in the United States on 29 July.
Later that night, Johnson would be diagnosed with appendicitis, which was the cause of his writhing around on stage.
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