|By Charlie Goodrich||Sunday, 21 Dec 2008|
In 1980, AC/DC had to make a decision. It wasn’t whether they would continue as a band after the passing of their lead singer, Bon Scott. It was who would replace their colorful and charismatic front man? After many auditions, they discovered Brian Johnson. Since 1980 Brian has been with AC/DC and has helped record some of their biggest hits. It was Brian’s powerhouse vocals that allowed AC/DC to take the world by storm and become the world’s biggest rock band. His raspy voice is recognizable and part of the signature AC/DC hits you with every time you hear one of the songs Johnson recorded. Over the years his voice has undergone changes. Drinking, smoking and screaming to every audience will cause anyone some vocal problems. He required throat surgery to save his vocal cords and it paid off big time. The band has risen to its highest peak with Johnson, but he never forgot the man who preceded him. He always held Bon in great regard and often did not sing certain songs until the band said it would be okay. In that sense, his spirit has been with the band since
its beginnings, however, physically he has now been with the band for twenty-eight years and hopefully he will remain for many more.
AC/DC – Back In Black AC/DC – For Those About to Rock AC/DC – Flick of the Switch AC/DC – Fly on the Wall AC/DC – Who Made Who AC/DC – Blow Up Your Video AC/DC – The Razors Edge AC/DC
– BallbreakerAC/DC – Stiff Upper Lip AC/DC – Black Ice
See also AC/DC: 1973-1979 – The Bon Scott Years