The son of a British army sergeant-major and Italian mother, Brian Johnson grew up in Dunston, Tyne and Wear, as it emerged from the shadow of the Second World War. Then he saw Little Richard on the BBC and it changed the course of his life. The choirboy and cub scout was going to be singer. For over a decade he tried to make his mark with a succession of bands. He appeared on to Top of the Pops, toured Australia and yet the big time looked out of reach. Then he was invited to London for an audition for one of the world's biggest rock acts. 'The Lives of Brian' tells the cheering and entertaining life story of the charismatic AC/DC frontman.