AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. A hard rock/blues rock band, they have also been considered a heavy metal band, although they have always dubbed their music simply "rock and roll".
AC/DC underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first album, High Voltage, in 1975; Malcolm and Angus were the only original members left in the band. Membership subsequently stabilised until bassist Mark Evans was replaced by Cliff Williams in 1977 for the album Powerage.
Within months of recording the album Highway to Hell, lead singer and co-songwriter Bon Scott died on 19 February 1980 after a night of heavy alcohol consumption. The group considered disbanding, but buoyed by support from Scott's parents, decided to continue and set about finding a new vocalist.
Ex-Geordie singer Brian Johnson was auditioned and selected to replace Scott. Later that year, the band released the new album, Back in Black, which was made as a tribute to Bon Scott. The album launched them to new heights of success and became their all-time best-seller.
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AC/DC's guitarist Angus Young is a great musician but very difficult to photograph as he moves non-stop. - Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK.
Martyn Goddard shot AC/DC in 1976 during their first UK tour when they played five gigs at the Marquee Club
Contact sheet of AC/DC photos taken whilst they were completing their 1976 residency at the Marquee Club, London.
Angus Young from rock band AC/DC onstage during their 'Back in Black' UK Tour in 1980.
Angus Young, from AC/DC, captured in a small street outside a press meeting in Copenhagen in 1977
AC/DC photo shoot taken during their 1976 residency at the Marquee Club, London
AC/DC onstage supporting Black Sabbath at the Falkonerteatret, Copenhagen in April 1977
Angus Young, lead guitarist, songwriter, and co-founder of rock band AC/DC photographed by Luciano Viti in Rome in 1986