Michael Browning: ex AC/DC Manager 1974-1979, He has written his first book "Dog Eat Dog" now on sale Online at Booktopia.com.au and Amozon.com.au
A fascinating insider's account of the formation and early success of
two of the world's greatest bands, AC/DC and INXS from the man who
helped them on the road to international stardom.
Book "Dog Eat Dog"
Michael Browning first spotted AC/DC in September 1974. They were raw
and rough, and much of the crowd, Michael included, was bewildered by
the flashy guitarist dressed as a school kid. But Michael knew they had
something - a blistering sound, killer songs and a wildly charismatic
stage presence. Within a week he'd signed them to a management contract
and duly embarked on a shared journey that within five years would take
them to international prominence.
(Rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young (left), drummer Phil Rudd, singer Bon
Scott (middle), lead guitarist Angus Young, and bassist Mark Evans of
AC/DC rehearse for a gig circa 1977 in Hollywood, California.)
AC/DC singer Bon Scott performing at Victoria Park in Sydney, 1975
Michael Browning was running Melbourne's Hard Rock Cafe when he first
encountered a struggling AC/DC in 1974. When he and the band parted ways
five years later. Prior to that, Michael managed such local stars as Billy Thorpe and Doug
Parkinson, and helped set up trailblazing Melbourne club Sebastian's at
a time when the British Merseybeat invasion and the rise of local
groups were reshaping the Australian musical landscape. He and Michael
Gudinski then established Consolidated Rock, Australia's leading booking
agency of the day.
Back in 1980 Rock Band INXS
After a stint in the USA in the early 1980s, Michael returned to
Australia, where he launched Deluxe Records, in the process discovering
and developing INXS, whom he signed to the label. Further down the line
Michael managed Noiseworks, as they rocketed to the top of the
Dog Eat Dog is the story of one of the true
believers of the Australian music industry, the man who helped the
country's two biggest bands achieve world domination...and lived to tell
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