AC/DC: The Bon Scott Years
A stunning retrospective featuring a comprehensive and detailed study of this legendary band in the crucial years when Bon Scott was in the band and AC/DC rose from playing obscure clubs to conquering the world.
Director: The Creative Picture Company
Stars: Geoff Barton, Malcolm Dome, Tank Montana, Bon Scott
The Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1973 by Scottish-born brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. Their music has been variously described as hard rock, blues rock, and heavy metal, but the band themselves call it simply “rock and roll”.
AC/DC underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first album, 1975’s High Voltage. Membership subsequently stabilized around the Young brothers, singer Bon Scott, drummer Phil Rudd, and bassist Mark Evans. Evans was fired from the band in 1977 and replaced by Cliff Williams, who has appeared on every AC/DC album since 1978’s Powerage. In February 1980, about seven months after the release of their breakthrough album Highway to Hell, Scott died of acute alcohol poisoning after a night of heavy drinking. AC/DC had initially considered disbanding, but at Scott’s family’s request, the remaining members opted to continue the band, bringing in longtime Geordie vocalist Brian Johnson as Scott’s replacement. Later that year, the band released their first album with Johnson, Back in Black, which was dedicated to Scott’s memory. The album launched AC/DC to new heights of success and became one of the best-selling albums of all time.
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