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On July 13 1976, AC/DC made their first ever U.K. television appearance, filming at the Wimbledon Theatre for inclusion in Marc Bolan’s “Rollin’ Bolan” television spectacular. Their name and reputation were spreading, but first timers remained perplexed by the prospect of the band.
A price guide to AC/DC, from the "Goldmine Standard Catalog of American Records 6th Edition."
AC/DC were hits in Australia, but the band’s name meant nothing anywhere else in the world. By 1976, it was time for them to broaden their horizons, starting with the U.K.
AC/DC was formed by the brothers Malcolm and Angus Young in 1973. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1953 and 1959, respectively, but relocating to Sydney, Australia, in the early 1960s, they were the younger siblings of George Young, one half of the Vanda-Young production team that sprung, in turn, from the wreckage of The Easybeats, probably the most successful Australian rock band ever at that point.
Aussie metal upstarts in the 1970s, the long-running hard-rock combo set about its own British invasion and left people wondering if they were punk, glam or something altogether different.
Irish rockers The Answer will be the opening act for the North American leg of AC/DC’s Black Ice World Tour.
Elvis’ jumpsuit finds a new home, Bad Company reunites and packs the house, AC/DC finds footing on ‘Black Ice’ and more.