Brian Johnson

Brian Francis Johnson is a renowned singer and songwriter who became famous after joining a Rock band, AC/DC as the third lead singer after Bon Scott’s demise. Brian Johnson received induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Due to hearing problems, Brian Johnson had to quit touring on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. However, Brian Johnson later returned to AC/DC band on 30 September 2020. Brian Johnson is best known for his unique voice as well as strong Geordie accent while singing.

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Biography and Early Life

Brian Johnson was born in Dunston, Durham County, on 5 October 1947. He is the first-born, and he has four siblings. He was born to Alan, who was of English nationality, and Esther (nee De Luca), Italian. His father worked as a coal miner and later a sergeant major in the British Army’s Durham Light Infantry. Brian Johnson’s father passed away in 1996. His mother came from Frascati.

When Brian Johnson was young, he used to participate in various shows together with the Scouts group. He also featured in a play that aired on TV. He even joined a local church choir. Brian Johnson has served in the Territorial Army together with the Parachute Regiment.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Brian Johnson in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Brian Johnson’s age is 73 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 5 October 1947. Though, he is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 165 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75 kg in Kilograms.


When it comes to the education life of Brian Johnson, there is minimal details available.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

In 1968, Brian Johnson married Carol, his first wife. The two have two daughters, namely Joanne and Kala. In 1968, they divorced while writing the Razors Edge album. Brian Johnson married Brenda, and they stay in Sarasota, Florida.

Is Brian Johnson Gay?

Brian Johnson is of straight sexuality. He is married to Brenda.

Professional Career

Early Career

Brian Johnson began his singing career when he joined Gobi DESERT Canoe Club. Brian Johnson was also part of the Fresh Band. In 1976, Brian Johnson released his first solo song called I Can’t Forget You Now. The same year, Brian Johnson joined Geordie on the Red Bus label.


Almost all members of the AC/DC band wanted to quit after the death of Bon Scott. In March 1980, Brian Johnson got a phone call inviting them to London for an audition as the newest vocalist of the AC/DC. Since Brian Johnson was a big fan of the band, he did not hesitate to accept the invitation. Brian Johnson started working with the band, and it was made official in April, a week after his visit. The same year, Brian Johnson released an album called Back in Black, which became the second best-selling album of all time.

In 1986, Brian Johnson went back to Tyneside, where he featured in a controversial music video called You Shook Me All Night Long. The video got notable airplay on MTV.

IN 1988, Brian Johnson made his last lyrics for AC/DC band. The remaining participants, Angus the guitarist and Malcolm Young, began writing all the lyrics for AC/DC songs from 1990.

To show the working class’s assign in North England, Brian Johnson usually put on a newspaper carrier cap while on stage. He also puts on baseball caps.

During the Rock or the Bust World Tour in April of 2016, Brian Johnson decided to exit from AC/DC band because he had developed a hearing problem. Brian Johnson could lose his hearing if he continued to perform. However, Brian Johnson stated that AC/DC was not the problem as to why he developed a hearing problem. He had forgotten to wear earplugs during a race, leaving his left ear’s drum punctured. AC/DC had to hire Axl Rose from Guns N’ Roses band to finish the remaining ten shows and twelve shows in Europe.

After leaving AC/DC, V recorded his first song with Jim Breuer, a comedian, known as Mr. Rock ‘n’ Roll. On August 31, 2017, Brian Johnson was able to make a cameo appearance with Muse rock band, where he performed Back in Black together with the group.

There were rumors that Brian Johnson had returned to AC/DC after Brian Johnson confirmed that he was been recording a new album.


This singer and a renowned songwriter have not received any key awards yet. His band by the name AC/DC has received nominations and has been able to win various awards. The band got inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Brian Johnson in 2021

As of 2021, The net worth of Brian Johnson is estimated to be over $100 million. He has made his wealth from his career as an English singer and songwriter. Before he joined AC/DC band, Brian Johnson had his band. He has changed various bands from the time he began his career as a singer and a songwriter.

Some Interesting Facts You Need to Know

  1. Apart from singing, Brian Johnson is also a car racer. He loves racing in his vintage race-cars: Royale RP-4 and a Pilbeam MP84. He loves racing in the historic location of the United States.
  2. Brian Johnson has also been featured in a 2005 film called Goal, where he made a cameo appearance.
  3. Brian Johnson is a fan of Newcastle United because he loves watching the team’s games in a Californian bar.
  4. In 2006, Brian Johnson featured in a reality television series named The Race, which aired on Sky One in the U.K.
  5. Brian Johnson and Cliff Williams, one of AC/DC members, participated in the Classic Rock Cares tour to help fund the John Entwistle Foundation. Steve Luongo, former drummer and a great colleague of the AC/DC band, manages the organization.
  6. In 2000, Brian Johnson’s biography known as Rockers and Rollers was published.
  7. In 2013, Brian Johnson featured as a guest singer on a couple of songs on Sting’s album called The Last Ship. The album features artists from North East England.

Brian Johnson has had his share of bad times, but they cannot outweigh the success he has achieved. He used to move from one band to the other during the time of his life. Before he founded the band Geordie. After the band went separate ways, he received an offer to join AC/DC by Bon Scott’s recommendation.


Facts of Brian Francis Johnson

  • Gender Male
  • full nameBrian Francis Johnson
  • birthplaceDunston, United Kingdom
  • nationalityBritish, English
  • religionN/A
  • net worth$100 Million
  • professionEnglish singer and songwriter
  • weightIn Kilograms – 75 Kg, In Pounds – 165 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 165 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
  • hair colorDark Brown
  • eye colorDark Brown
  • high schoolN/A

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