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Called to recharge AC/DC, Brian Johnson found the switch! PHONE INTERVIEW - Mr. Media Interviews by

Called to recharge AC/DC, Brian Johnson found the switch! PHONE INTERVIEW - Mr. Media Interviews by

Today's Guest: Brian Johnson, lead singer of AC/DC, in a telephone interview recorded on November 26, 1983. (NOTE FROM MR. MEDIA: I recorded this interview with AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson on November 26, 1983 for a St. Petersburg Times print interview [published December 4, 1983] when I was the pop music writer for the newspaper. You can read the story below; the conversation itself is not my best work, although maybe it was for 1983 when I was a year out of college. (I could also blame a painful sore throat.) But the future Rock and Roll Hall of Fane inductee was a prince through it all, and even through the less-than-optimal recording quality, I think that still comes across. Stick around – the first music my son, Charlie, ever heard was “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC as we drove home from the hospital! No kidding. -- Bob Andelman) Brian Johnson faced more than the usual challenges when he joined the rock band AC/DC: He was the replacement for singer Bon Scott who had died in an acc

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