Australian heavy-metal band AC/DC features knickers-
clad guitarist Angus Young, who became as famous
mooning audiences regularly as for his gritty
lead guitar, and songs about sex, drinking, and
Their raucous image, constant touring, and raw,
yet amusing lyrics in songs like "Big Balls"
and "The Jack"
helped make them one of the top hard-rock bands
Eighties and Nineties. The group has remained
concert draw, and its albums consistently go
despite its never having had a Top 20 single
in the U.S.
Formed 1973, Sydney, Australia
group answers question from the
||The Young brothers moved with their family from
Scotland to Sydney in 1963. In 1973 they formed
first version of AC/DC with Bon Scott. After
a year of
working with temporary bassists and drummers
settled on drummer Philip Rudd and bassist Mark
Evans in 1974. Their first four albums were produced
by ex-Easybeats Harry Vanda and George Young,
Angus’ older brother. The group had gained a
reputation in their homeland early on, but it
until 1979 with the platinum Highway to Hell
(#17,1979) that they became a presence on the
Within months of AC/DC’s
vocalist Scott died from choking
on his own vomit
after an all-night drinking binge.
Two months later he
was replaced by ex-Geordie vocalist
and less than four months after
that, Back in Black
began a year-long run on the U.S.
chart, peaking at
#4 (1980), selling over 10 million
featuring the double-entendre-ridden
"You Shook Me
All Night Long." Dirty Deeds Done
Dirt Cheap, a
1981 reissue of a 1976 Australian
LP, went to #3 in
the US, followed by For Those About
to Rock We
Salute You, the group’s first and,
to date, only U.S.
#1 LP, in late 1981.
John Henn from CineView Films shoots