Recordings made by a group fronted by AC/DC’s Brian Johnson back in 1971, may soon be released.
The band recently posted a message to its Facebook page, stating that if there was enough interest from AC/DC fans, they would put out a CD comprised of the three songs he cut, plus new versions of those tracks by the current version of the band. Brian Johnson left Jasper Hart Band to form Geordie, who recorded four albums between 1973 and 1978. He then joined AC/DC after the 1980 death of Bon Scott.
According to the bio on the Jasper Hart Band website Johnson, along with guitarist Ken Brown — both of whom had previously been in the Gobi Desert Kanoo Club — and two others formed the group in 1970 to play soft rock covers and selections from the musical Hair on the cabaret circuit backing comedienne Ruth Saxon.
AC/DC was forced to postpone 10 U.S. dates this past March when Johnson was warned by his doctor that he was in danger of losing his hearing.
Last month Johnson reported that he’s ready to go back onstage after testing a new in-ear monitor that minimizing the risk of hearing damage.
Axl Rose joined the band in April as temporary vocalist, and it is Rose who will be on the makeup dates.