B Rock Note: AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Talks ‘Having Another Shot’
According to BBC News, local residents of the area nominated Johnson and the others, voting for people who they felt made a significant contribution to the region over the past 60 years. The four new bronze plaques will join 29 others that currently make up the "Local Heroes" collection.
Johnson, joined AC/DC in 1980 following the death of singer Bon Scott. He talked about his audition for the group:
"I just went down and sang a couple of songs with the lads, but I remember I never thought I'd ever gonna get the job, you know, it was just a big thrill to go down. And I remember turning to the boys and saying, 'Hey, well, lads, I've got to get off' -- it was like 9:30 at night and I had to drive about 270 miles back home and start work the next morning, you know. So off I went, and Mal (Malcolm Young, guitarist) phoned us the next day and asked us if I fancied coming down and having another shot."
Johnson's first album with the group, Back In Black, is one of the most successful albums of all time, selling over 22 million copies in the U.S. alone.