AC/DC

Profile:
Hard Rock band from Australia, formed in 1973 by Angus and Malcolm Young, they teamed up with Dave Evans (vocals), Larry Van Kriedt (bass) and Colin Burgess (drums).

In 1974 both Larry Van Kriedt and Colin Burgess left and were replaced by Rob Bailey (bass) and Peter Clack (drums), a further change in 1974 saw Peter Clack leave and Tony Currenti (drums) join the band. In June 1974 they were signed by Harry Vanda & George Young (Malcolm & Angus's brother) to Albert Productions. In November 1974, Dave Evans left the band and was replaced by Bon Scott (vocals & bagpipes). Rob Bailey also left in 1974 and was replaced by George Young (bass). In 1975 Phil Rudd (drums) replaced Tony Currenti and Mark Evans (bass) replaced George Young. In June 1977 Mark Evans left and is replaced by Cliff Williams (bass) for their first tour of the USA. On the 19 Feb 1980 Bon Scott died at the age of 33. Brian Johnson (ex Geordie) joined the band to replace him on vocals and the album "Back In Black" was released, a tribute to Bon Scott, this album became the 2nd largest selling album of all time with over 40 million copies sold worldwide. In May 1983, Phil Rudd had a parting of the ways and was replaced by Simon Wright (drums), aged 20 then. November 1989 Simon Wright left and is replaced by Chris Slade (ex Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Uriah Heep & The Firm). In summer 1994 Phil Rudd "quietly" rejoined the band, but left again in 2015, which led to Slade's return. Malcolm Young left AC/DC in 2014 for health reasons. Brian Johnson was forced to stop touring in April 2016 because of hearing issues. To complete the 2016 tour dates, Axl Rose was recruited as a guest singer. In September 2016 Cliff Williams retired from the group.

AC/DC are Australia's most successful rock band ever, and are popular around the world. The band was inducted into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2003 as a performer.

Current line-up:
Angus Young - Lead guitar (1973 - )
Chris Slade - Drums (1989-1994, 2015 - )
Steve Young - Rhythm guitar (1988, 2014 - )

Axl Rose - Vocals (Tour member not full member)
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Albums

APLPA.016 AC/DC - T.N.T. album art AC/DC T.N.T. (Album) Albert Productions, Albert Productions APLPA.016 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
APLP.009, APLP-009 AC/DC - High Voltage album art AC/DC High Voltage (Album) Albert Productions, Albert Productions APLP.009, APLP-009 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
APLP.020, APLP-020 AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap album art AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Album) Albert Productions, Albert Productions APLP.020, APLP-020 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
ATL 50 257, 36142 AC/DC - High Voltage album art AC/DC High Voltage (Album) Atlantic ATL 50 257, 36142 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
ATL 50323 AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap album art AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Album) Atlantic ATL 50323 Belgium 1976 Sell This Version
CN 2647/S AC/DC - Stereo Pop Special-130 album art AC/DC / Max Merritt And The Meteors AC/DC / Max Merritt And The Meteors - Stereo Pop Special-130(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 2647/S UK 1976 Sell This Version
CS 36-151 AC/DC - Let There Be Rock album art AC/DC Let There Be Rock (Album) Albert Productions, Albert Productions CS 36-151 US 1977 Sell This Version
LAAS 001 AC/DC - Live From The Atlantic Studios album art AC/DC Live From The Atlantic Studios (Album) Atlantic LAAS 001 US 1978 Sell This Version
ATL 50 483, (SD 19180) AC/DC - Powerage album art AC/DC Powerage (Album) Albert Productions, Albert Productions ATL 50 483, (SD 19180) Germany 1978 Sell This Version
CS 19212 AC/DC - If You Want Blood You've Got It album art AC/DC If You Want Blood You've Got It (Album) Albert Productions, Albert Productions CS 19212 US 1978 Sell This Version
CN 2986/S AC/DC - In Concert-165 album art Racing Cars / AC/DC Racing Cars / AC/DC - In Concert-165(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 2986/S UK 1978 Sell This Version
90203 AC/DC - Highway To Hell album art AC/DC Highway To Hell (Album) Albert Productions, Albert Productions 90203 Argentina 1979 Sell This Version
CN 3459/S AC/DC - In Concert-215 album art AC/DC In Concert-215 BBC Transcription Services CN 3459/S UK 1980 Sell This Version
W50735, W 50735 AC/DC - Back In Black album art AC/DC Back In Black (Album) Albert Productions, Albert Productions W50735, W 50735 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
K 450 851, 450 851 AC/DC - For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) album art AC/DC For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) (Album) Albert Productions, Albert Productions K 450 851, 450 851 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
RR-82-21 AC/DC - Retro-Rock RR-82-21 album art AC/DC Retro-Rock RR-82-21(LP, Promo, Transcription) Clayton Webster Corporation RR-82-21 US 1982 Sell This Version
NBC 82-24 AC/DC - "The Source" AC/DC Special album art AC/DC "The Source" AC/DC Special(3xLP, Promo, Transcription) NBC Radio NBC 82-24 US 1982 Sell This Version
PR 562 AC/DC - Special Radio Interview Disc album art AC/DC Special Radio Interview Disc Atlantic PR 562 US 1983 Sell This Version
Y-ALT-0080100.7 AC/DC - Flick Of The Switch album art AC/DC Flick Of The Switch (Album) Albert Productions, Albert Productions Y-ALT-0080100.7 Peru 1983 Sell This Version
78 01784 AC/DC - '74 Jailbreak album art AC/DC '74 Jailbreak (Album, Comp, EP) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 78 01784 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
ZAT 9842 AC/DC - Fly On The Wall album art AC/DC Fly On The Wall (Album) Albert Productions ZAT 9842 South Africa 1985 Sell This Version
MC-767.4103 AC/DC - Blow Up Your Video album art AC/DC Blow Up Your Video (Album) Albert Productions MC-767.4103 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
SAMP 290 AC/DC - AC/DC Interview album art AC/DC AC/DC Interview ATCO Records SAMP 290 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
91413-2 AC/DC - The Razors Edge album art AC/DC The Razors Edge (Album) Albert Productions 91413-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
W 91-29 AC/DC - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner album art Mary Turner (4), AC/DC Mary Turner (4), AC/DC - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One W 91-29 USA & Canada 1991 Sell This Version

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MrGonorrhea

MrGonorrhea

October 20, 2019
Simply one of the best hard rock bands of all time. Nothing much else to say.
Peter_Alcock

Peter_Alcock

July 15, 2019
I have a 7" single 45 rpm of A side Dirty deeds done dirt cheap and Big balls and on the B side The Jack it's on Atlantic and catalogue number HM 2 but can not find this anywhere ?,,
Jailbreak93

Jailbreak93

July 5, 2019
There is no better band than AC/DC. But that’s just my opinion.
BacchusPlays

BacchusPlays

April 29, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
Screw Floyd. Hippie pot band. As for Zeppelin they are great of course but some of their stuff sounds straight from the 60s/70s. AC/DC are the greatest band and their music never ages!
thegamer1011

thegamer1011

August 12, 2018
Like I said Axl is not a full member. He was only a tour member
bradodickey

bradodickey

March 28, 2018
Has anyone ever seen an Australian version of Highway to Hell, Alberts red label, on white vinyl?
bonichols

bonichols

February 22, 2018
Brian Johnson......the BEST singer this outfit ever had.......BY FAAAAAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bonichols

bonichols

February 22, 2018
What an ABSOLUTE JOKE that ac/dc would even entertain the thought of bringing axles rear end to this outfit......how DEPRESSING !!!!!!!!!
thegamer1011

thegamer1011

January 20, 2018
Why is axl listed as a band member he is a touring member not an official band member
ijustspeak

ijustspeak

November 18, 2017
Echoing the AC/DC vs. other bands.. I can positively say that AC/DC never set out to be a complex band to break any rules that was not already broken. Pink Floyd and Zep both dabbled into the psychedelia in rock music. They invented or re-invented what they did. AccaDacca only wanted to do one thing, and that was playing balls-to-the-wall Rock`n Roll with simple power-chords and catchy riffs. And they did so with great success.
You play AC/DC at drinking parties or when you want to shake loose. I don´t listen to them for finesse. Floyd and Zep followed a whole different concept in rock music for a slight different audience, Floyd more so.. AC/DC? Just NO!

Repetitive and linear? I guess you could say the same about Motorhead. By why change a formula that works. Someone is got to hold the candle..
Easy music sure.. I guess for AC/DC, anyone could play Bass or drums for them.. But you can not replace Angus or Malcom.
Bon Scott era is my best era.. It was pure energy. "Powerage" was my first ever vinyl record that was mine.. and i loved that album to death..

I don´t think AC/DC will ever go on tour again. Is just Angus left now. Malcom died recently, Rudd is struggling with the law, Cliff pulled out..
AC/DC is not going to rock anymore.. they are bust.

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