AC/DC Brian Johnson stole a Bob Dylan record because nobody was buying it

watch 18/06/2020

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson has revealed that his first-ever owned album was a stolen Bob Dylan record.

In a new interview series with AXS TV called Rock & Roll Firsts, the frontman said that he stole the record from a store in Newcastle, England.

"The first album I bought – well, actually, stole it, because my girlfriend at the time was in Newcastle and she worked in the record store," Johnson admitted. "And she said, 'You know what? There's an album over there that nobody's buying. It's awful. If you nick over and stick it up your … .' And I did, and it was Bob Dylan's Freewheelin'."

Johnson then acted like he was hiding the LP under his shirt. "I walked out of that shop with the biggest nipples in Newcastle," he said. "That's what vinyl did to you!"

In the interview, Johnson recalled his first concert experience was by a skiffle group called the Brownsuits and described them as "rotten". Johnson also said that he named his first band was named Gobi Desert Canoe Club because he thought he was a "smart-ass".

Watch the full interview below: