In November of 1973 the Scottish brothers Angus McKinnon Young and Malcolm Young formed the band AC / DC in Sydney (Australia). The idea for the band's name comes from the Schester the Young brothers, when they see the marking on the family sewing machine (AC / DC is AC / DC) it occurred to her that this would be optimal for the powerful music of the group. The idea for the absolute distinguishing feature of the band is also by Margret Young. She convinced Angus perform in his old school uniform, which he had not previously filed after class. Thus, the Young's uniform became the trademark of AC / DC. Something practical, they also had the radio transmitter for the guitar could be placed in the satchel. In their homeland the group as Acca Dacca is known.
At the first appearance of AC / DC, New Year's Eve of the founding year, stood by the Young brothers Dave Evans (vocals), Larry Van Kriedt (bass) and Colin John Burgess (drums) on the stage of Chequers nightclubs in Sydney. The debut single "Can I Sit Next To You, Girl? / Rockin 'In The Parlour" was released in 1974 only in Australia and was the only publication in the founding lineup. The later version of this song (on the album T.N.T) was written without commas and had slightly different lyrics and a different arrangement. The following year, the sisters exchanged AC / DC members from every position. Formative especially the new singer Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott worked out, which remained until his death after a drinking binge on 19/02/1980 frontman of the group.
the group became known through extensive tours on their home continent. The debut album "High Voltage" was released on 02.17.1975 in Australia, later published in America and Europe variants had a different cover and a revised compilation of tracks. In the spring of 1976, AC / DC began to tour by the United States and Great Britain. After 1977's "Let There Be Rock", the band of Marc Evans, who was replaced by the ever popular bassist Cliff Williams parted.
was only a short time after the quite successful album "Highway To Hell" on the market, died of singer Bon Scott in a suburb of London in the night of 19 February 1980. The band was busy with recording a new album, which were adjusted momentarily. Considerations AC / DC were dissolve discarded and requiring the new singer Brian Johnson.
The first album under the new frontman was "Back In Black". It was with multi-platinum, and even the Diamond Award for ca 42 million copies sold, making it the most successful album of AC / DC and even the best-selling album by a band of all time. According to Angus Young, the all-black cover is to be a sign of mourning for the late singer Bon Scott. The next really successful album of the band appeared only in 1986 under the title "Who Made Who", ending a creative depth of Rocker.
In 1990, the album "The Razors Edge" was released, it included the famous song "Thunderstruck". AC / DC were given for five platinum awards both in Canada and in the United States. In Germany the album reached just a modest 55th place. 1995 Phil Rudd returned to the band after he was in 1983 dropped out because of psychological problems.
In March 2003, AC / DC were inducted into the Hall Of Fame of rock and roll. In the associated event they played "Highway To Hell" and "You Shoock Me All Night Long". In autumn 2008 appeared with "Black Ice", the first album in the new millennium. This stormed straight to the top of the album charts in 25 different countries. The concerts in Germany the accompanying tour were sold out within twelve minutes.
The anno 2010 released album "Iron man 2" is also the soundtrack to the action movie with Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow. Also for this received AC DC in the UK and Canada, a platinum record and reached in several countries, the top position of the respective charts.
2011: Live at River Plate
2010: Iron Man 2
2008: Black Ice , Rock 'n' Roll Train
2001: Satellite Blues
2000: Stiff Upper Lip , Stiff Upper Lip , Safe In New York City
1997: Live From The Atlantic Studios , Let There Be Rock: The Movie , Dirty Eyes
1996: Hard As A rock , Hail Caesar , Cover You In Oil
1995: ball Breaker
1993 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Live) , Big Gun
1992 Live , Highway To Hell (Live) , Bonny (Live)
1991: Are You Ready
1990: The Razors Edge , Thunderstruck , Money Talks
1988 Blow Up Your Video , Heatseeker , That's The Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll
1986: Who Made Who , Shake Your Foundations , Who Made Who (Mix) , You Shook Me All Night Long
1985: Fly On the Wall , Danger , Sink The # 160; Pink
1984: '74 Jailbreak
1983 Flick of the switch , Guns For Hire , Nervous Shakedown Flick of the switch
1982: Let's Get It Up , For Those About To Rock , Put The Finger On You
1981: For Those About To Rock , Back In Black , Big Balls , Rock And Roll Is not Noise Pollution
1980: Back In Black , Touch To Much , Whole Lotta Rosie (Live) , Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap , high Voltage , It's A Long Way To The Top , You Shoock Me All Night Long , Hells Bells
1979 Highway To Hell , Girls Got Rhythm , Highway To Hell
1978: Powerage , If You Want Blood You've Got It , Rock 'n' Roll Damnation , Whole Lotta Rosie (Live)
1977 Let There Be Rock , Dog Eat Dog , Love At First Feel , Let There Be Rock
1976: T.N.T. , Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap , high Voltage , T.N.T. , It's A Long Way To The Top , Jailbreak , Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
1975: high Voltage , Baby, Please Do not Go , high Voltage
1974: Can I Sit Next To You, Girl
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