The band AC/DC was formed in 1973, in Sydney, Australia by Malcolm and Angus Young. The current lineup includes Angus Young, Stevie Young, Chris Slade, and Axl Rose. The band is mostly famous for such hits as “Highway to Hell”, “Hells Bells”, and “Big Gun”. AC/DC holds several awards, including 4 ARIA Music Awards and one Grammy.
The name AC/DC appeared spontaneously when Angus saw the label on a vacuum cleaner that said AC/DC (high voltage). The band members approved of the name. For a long time, the band couldn’t find a proper image for themselves, until Young’s sister Margaret suggested a school uniform.
By 1974, the band went through several lineup changes. In June, they released their first singles, including “Can I Sit Next To You” and “Rockin’ In The Parlour”. The songs didn’t become hits but were rather famous in the local clubs. While performing in Hard Rock Café in Melbourne, the band met Michael Broening, who offered them their services as a promoter. He assisted the band for several years and introduced the band to Bon Scott. At one concert Dave Evans didn’t want to go on stage and was replaced by Bon. After that incident, Scott became the band’s lead vocalist.