Ac dc history

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Background and name
Brothers Malcolm, Angus and George Young were born in Glasgow, Scotland, and moved to Sydney with most of their family in 1963. George was the first to learn to play the guitar.He became a member of the Easybeats, one of Australia's most successful bands of the 1960s. In 1966, they became the first local rock act to have an international hit, with the song "Friday on MyMind".[13] Malcolm followed in George's footsteps by playing with a Newcastle, New South Wales, band called the Velvet Underground (not to be confused with the New York–based Velvet Underground).[14]The band's logo was designed in 1977 by Gerard Huerta. It first appeared on the international version of Let There Be RockMalcolm and Angus Young developed the idea for the band's name after theirolder sister, Margaret Young, saw the initials "AC/DC" on a sewing machine.[15] "AC/DC" is an abbreviation for "alternating current/direct current". The brothers felt that this name symbolised theband's raw energy, power-driven performances, and a love for their music.[15][16][17] "AC/DC" is pronounced one letter at a time, though the band is popularly known as "Acca Dacca" in Australia.[18][19]Early years (the Dave Evans era, 1973-1974)
In November 1973 Malcolm and Angus Young formed AC/DC and recruited bassist Larry Van Kriedt, vocalist Dave Evans, and Colin Burgess, ex-MastersApprentices drummer.[20] The band played their first gig at a club named Chequers in Sydney on New Year's Eve, 1973.[21] They were later signed to the EMI-distributed Albert Productions label for Australiaand New Zealand. The early line-up of the band changed often; Colin Burgess was the first member fired, and several bassists and drummers passed through the band during the next year.

By this time,Angus Young had adopted his characteristic school-uniform stage outfit. The idea was his sister Margaret's. Angus had tried other costumes, such as Spider-Man, Zorro, a gorilla, and a parody of...
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