Brian Johnson says he provided Bon Scott much-needed shelter from a winter storm throughout the one assembly of the 2 future AC/DC singers.
Johnson remembers the encounter in his new e-book, The Lives of Brian, which arrives on Oct. 25. He was touring because the singer of Geordie on the time and arrived for a membership present to seek out Scott’s pre-AC/DC band Fang wrapping up their opening set.
“He was one of many wildest-looking cats that I might ever seen,” Johnson remembers. “Coconut-bob hair. Abe Lincoln beard. He seemed like an elf. However, fuck me, the man may sing. What he was singing wasn’t rock ‘n’ roll although. It was extra like … prog-folk. Alongside the strains of Jethro Tull’s Residing within the Previous. Solely proggier. And folkier. At one level, he even whipped out a wood recorder and began to play in a approach that might have introduced tears to the eyes of Mrs. Patterson, my previous trainer.”
Impressed, Johnson requested a fan within the crowd what Scott’s title was, despite the fact that he admits Fang’s model of music “wasn’t actually my cup of tea.”
Later that night, Johnson and his bandmates heard a faucet on the window of the mattress and breakfast the place they have been staying. Fang’s tour bus had damaged down, leaving the band stranded in the midst of a chilly, sleet-filled night time. Taking care to not wake their strict landlady, Geordie snuck of their fellow musicians by the window to supply them shelter till their car was repaired.
“I by no means noticed Bon once more, I am very sorry to say,” Johnson concludes, noting that he was too drunk to recollect a lot from that night. “However it’s so unusual to me that our fates entwined on that one night time on the Torquay seafront within the freezing chilly. I want that I may have gotten to know him higher.”
Scott joined AC/DC in 1974 and served as their singer till he died in 1980. Johnson took over later that very same 12 months and has remained with the band ever since.
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