“We’re never going to win any Grammy awards. We’re never gonna win any respect from the squeaky-clean mob and Rolling Stone or everybody like that, because we don’t give any messages out that they think are important.”
” I like AC/DC.”
|Born||5 October 1947 (age 66)
Dunston, Gateshead, England
|Genres||Heavy metal, hard rock, rock and roll, blues rock, glam rock|
|Labels||EMI, Epic, Atlantic|
|Associated acts||AC/DC, Geordie|
Brian Johnson (born 5 October 1947) is an English singer and lyricist who has been the lead singer for the rock band AC/DC since 1980. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003, along with the other members of the band.
AC/DC lead guitarist and co-founder Angus Young later recalled, “I remember Bon playing me Little Richard, and then telling me the story of when he saw Brian singing.” He says about that night, “There’s this guy up there screaming at the top of his lungs and then the next thing you know he hits the deck. He’s on the floor, rolling around and screaming. I thought it was great, and then to top it off—you couldn’t get a better encore—they came in and wheeled the guy off!'” Johnson was diagnosed with appendicitis later that night, which was the cause of his writhing around on stage. The band agreed immediately that Johnson’s performing style fit AC/DC’s music. Johnson’s first album with AC/DC, Back in Black, became the second best-selling album of all time.
Back in Black – Live:
You Shook Me All Night Long (2012 version Video)
Since AC/DC is not available on spotify… we need an extra youtube video
Led Zeppelin III is not on spotify either… “Fly Like an Eagle” it our choice then (Happy birthday to Steve Miller)
Album of the day: Steve Miller Band – Fly Like an Eagle (1976):
Other October 05:
- Steven H. “Steve” Miller (born October 5, 1943) is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter who began his career in blues and blues rock and evolved to a more pop-oriented sound which, from the mid 1970s through the early 1980s, resulted in a series of successful singles and albums.
- Led Zeppelin III is the third studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was recorded between January and July 1970 and released on 5 October 1970 by Atlantic Records. Composed largely at a remote cottage in Wales known as Bron-Yr-Aur, this work represented a maturing of the band’s music towards a greater emphasis on folk and acoustic sounds. This surprised many fans and critics, and upon its release the album received rather indifferent reviews.
Although it is not one of the highest sellers in Zeppelin’s catalogue, Led Zeppelin III is now generally praised, and acknowledged as representing an important milestone in the band’s history. Although acoustic songs are featured on Led Zeppelin III’s predecessors, it is this album which is widely acknowledged for showing that Led Zeppelin was more than just a conventional rock band and that they could branch out into wider musical territory.
-Egil & Hallgeir