Oct 20, 2014

Michael Browning book "Dog Eat Dog" he helped guide AC/DC and INXS to the top

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.

                                                             Michael Browning

                                                           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 Australian charts.

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 the tale.

Source: AC/DC Fans Blog News

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