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The term “AC/DC” refers for “Alternating Current/Direct Current.” For those of you who are perplexed, Angus and Malcolm Young received their moniker from a sewing machine operated by their older sister. They loved how the “AC/ DC” looked on the side of the appliance and decided to use it for their own. 1)


AC/DC was founded in late 1973 by the Scottish-born Australian brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, who played lead and rhythm guitars, respectively. They were joined by Dave Evans, drummer Colin Burgess, and bassist Larry Van Kriedt to create the band's original lineup. 2)


AC/albums DC's have sold over 200 million copies globally. In the United States, around 70 million of them albums were sold.3)

Family Ties

Angus and Malcolm Young were not the only members of their family who had a talent for music. Their older brother George was a member of the popular Australian band the Easybeats in the 1960s, and he ended up assisting his younger brothers' band when they were just getting started.4)

High Voltage, AC/debut DC's album, was released in October 1974. It apparently only took them 10 days to record. High Voltage was only released in Australia because it was their debut album. The same thing happened with their second album, T.N.T., but these two albums helped AC/DC become one of Australia's most popular bands by the end of 1976. 5)

Back In Black

Back in Black by AC/DC is one of the best-selling albums of all time, selling over 50 million copies worldwide!6)

Longest Gap Between Albums

AC/longest DC's gap between albums is eight years, dating back to the band's inception. Stiff Upper Lip was released in 2000, and Black Ice was released in 2008. To be fair, Black Ice's release date was pushed back due to a label change and an injury suffered by bass guitarist Cliff Williams. 7)

Bon Scott

When Bon Scott was approached to become AC/lead DC's singer, he was working as a chauffeur for… AC/DC!8)


AC/DC has gotten seven Grammy nominations during their history as of 2018. The only one they received came in 2010 for their song “War Machine.” That's true, according to the Grammys, AC/career DC's peaked in 2010.9)

Robert John Lange

George Young, Angus and Malcolm Young's brother, and his buddy Harry Vanda produced every single AC/DC album until Highway to Hell, which was recorded in the United States with producer Robert John Lange.10)

George Young

George Young last produced an AC/DC album in 2000, with the album Stiff Upper Lip. The album was well praised, albeit it did not sell as well as The Razors Edge. George died in 2017 after a long illness.11)

Whole Lotta Rosie

The song “Whole Lotta Rosie” is on AC/album DC's Let There Be Rock. The Young brothers and Bon Scott wrote it based on a one-night stand Scott had with a woman in Tasmania. 12)


Despite their enormous success and album sales in the United States, their singles have not been as successful on the charts. Only one of their tracks has made it into the top 30, peaking at number 23. This was the song “Moneytalks” from their album The Razor's Edge.13)

Fighting Cancer

According to a study conducted at the University of South Australia, chemotherapy treatment is more successful when the game “Thunderstruck” is played throughout the procedure. The study discovered that the unique vibrations of the song allow the silicon microparticles to bounce, causing them to more effectively transport the chemotherapy medicine to where it is most required. 14)

Brian Johnson

When he was approached to replace the late Bon Scott, Brian Johnson was already a tremendous admirer of AC/DC. Despite being deeply touched by Scott's death, AC/DC all agreed that Johnson was the ideal frontman to carry on Scott's legacy.15)

acdc.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/12 05:55 by piotr