Brian Johnson

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Brian Francis Johnson De Luca (born 5 October 1947) is an English singer and songwriter. In 1980, after the death of Bon Scott, he became the third lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC. Johnson was one of the founding members of the rock band Geordie formed in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1971. After a few hit singles, including UK Top 10 "All Because of You" (1973), the band split up in 1978. Following the death of Bon Scott on 19 February 1980, Johnson was asked to audition for AC/DC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brian Johnson has received more than 9,285,194 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Brian Johnson is the 26th most popular singer (up from 30th in 2019), the 125th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 170th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Singer.

Brian Johnson is most famous for being the lead singer of the rock band AC/DC.

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  • 9.3M

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  • 73.27

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  • 42

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  • 12.48

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  • 1.94

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Brian Johnson ranks 26 out of 4,381Before him are Demis Roussos, Tupac Shakur, Enrico Caruso, Patti Smith, Montserrat Caballé, and Umm Kulthum. After him are Farinelli, Serge Gainsbourg, Cesária Évora, Whitney Houston, Johnny Cash, and Celine Dion.

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Among people born in 1947, Brian Johnson ranks 10Before him are Johan Cruyff, Paulo Coelho, Stephen King, David Bowie, Elton John, and David Letterman. After him are Dilma Rousseff, Florentino Pérez, Brian May, Josep Borrell, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and Salman Rushdie.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Brian Johnson ranks 125 out of 8,785Before him are J. J. Thomson (1856), Bon Scott (1946), Charles I of England (1600), Rosalind Franklin (1920), George Stephenson (1781), and Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665). After him are Mark Knopfler (1949), Robert Owen (1771), William Gilbert (1544), Roger Moore (1927), Victoria, Princess Royal (1840), and Aldous Huxley (1894).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, Brian Johnson ranks 3Before him are Mick Jagger (1943), and David Bowie (1947). After him are Joe Cocker (1944), Ozzy Osbourne (1948), Phil Collins (1951), Kate Bush (1958), George Michael (1963), Marianne Faithfull (1946), Rod Stewart (1945), Ian Gillan (1945), and Bonnie Tyler (1951).