INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT AC / DC GROUP
Together with bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Queen, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep, Judas Priest and Motörhead AC / DC are often seen as pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal. The musicians themselves classified their music as rock and roll, because it is based on rhythm and blues with a very distorted sound of rhythmic and solo guitars.
The band went through several lineup changes before the band’s first album, High Voltage, was released in 1975. The composition of the group remained unchanged until bass guitarist Mark Evans was replaced by Cliff Williams in 1977. On February 19, 1980, vocalist and songwriter Bon Scott died of extreme alcohol intoxication. The group had every chance to break up, but a replacement for Scott was found in the person of the former vocalist of the Geordie band, Brian Johnson. In the same year, the group recorded their best-selling album, Back in Black.
The collective has sold over 200 million copies of albums worldwide, including 68 million in the United States. The most successful album, Back in Black, has sold over 22 million in the United States and over 42 million outside. In general, AC / DC is the most successful and famous rock band from Australia and one of the most popular in the world.
AC / DC is a well-known band whose most popular album is Back in Black. Over its history, it has sold over 200 million copies of its album globally. But this group might not exist at all, because it was formed quite by accident. Few people know what interesting facts are connected with the group itself and its members.
The very name of the group came from a certain fantasy of the older sister Malcolm and Angus, who saw the acronym “AC / DC” behind the sewing machine. In addition to the name, Mangaret gave Angus the idea of using a school uniform in the form of a velvet jacket with a tie and shorts as an image for the performances. In this way, with a satchel behind him, the performer appeared at almost all the band’s performances.
Highway to Hell, released in 1979, brought the group worldwide fame.
In 1991, the group gives a free concert in Moscow, which attracted an audience of about 500 thousand. human.
In 2003, AC / DC was admitted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which is located in New York.
The Soviet Union banned listening to this group, as well as many other representatives of rock. It was possible to get records with their songs only in the illegal market, although this was strictly punishable by law.
The Ukrainian contemporary rock band in the ethno-style “Vopli Vdoplyasova” ethnically recorded a cover on AC / DC (“Highway to Hell”) in her native language with the name “Galyu, Vyhod” in her album “Country of Mriy”.
The punk rock band The Offspring created a cover of the song “Sin City”, which is performed in the 2001 single “Million Miles Away”.
The cover also recorded Motör head on the songs “Highway to Hell” and “It’s a Long Way to the Top”.
Marilyn Manson and Santana (“Highway to Hell”; “Back in Black”) did not pass by.
Of the Russian rock artists, cover versions recorded “The Black Obelisk (in 1991 on the track Touch Too Much for their album” The Wall “). The Gaza Strip from Voronezh in its album “Kashchei the Immortal” presented a cover of the song “You Shook Me All Night Long”, calling it “Ivan’s Third Accident.” The Cockroaches group also released a cover of the song “Touch Too Much”.