Some of the earliest recordings made by AC/DC’s Brian Johnson are to be released for the first time on a limited-edition basis.
The three tracks were laid down in 1971 when he was a member of The Jasper Hart Band, before he went on to front Geordie, where he stayed until joining AC/DC in 1980.
Jasper Hart Band guitarist Ken Brown recently discovered the original tapes, and he’s gearing up to release them for the AC/DC “anorak” or “memorabilia fanatic.”
Brown says: “You may be surprised to learn that Brian was not always a rock singer, but a very good ‘middle of the road’ chanter.
“In the late 60s and early 70s, Brian was a member of the Gobi Desert Kanoo Klub and The Jasper Hart Band, who played in the North East of England with reasonable success.
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“In 1971 the Jasper Hart band recorded three original tracks with a view to becoming ‘pop stars.’ Snippets of these tracks have generated some interest with AC/DC fans. I’ve been asked if the complete recordings are available.”
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Brown adds: “Don’t miss this chance to own a piece of music history – it’s going to be a very limited edition.”
Johnson is currently working with experimental technology to address the hearing issues that forced him to end his live career in March. AC/DC hired Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose to stand in for him, with the future of the band undecided.
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