- 1973 AC/DC was
fromed in Sydney, Austrarlia
- The band's first
gig was at Chequers Club in Sydney on December
- During February of
1975 their debut album High
was published in Australia
- '75 AC/DC had it's
first steady line-up: Malcolm
& Angus Young, Bon Scott, Phill Rudd and Mark
- February '76 T.N.T is released
sees the light of day in Britain in May '76. Now
this is a different version than the one released
in Austrailia. It's a compilation of the songs on
'T.N.T' and 'High
know that it's strange, but these guys love
publishing different versions on different
continents. Although at the time the idea was to
give the best of the first two albums for the
- Sebtember '76,
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap released in
- During July '76,
AC/DC becomes a regular weekly act at Marquee
Club in London.
- Dec. '76, Dirty
Deeds Done Dirt Cheap is released in the U.K.
Again, not the same as in Austrailia...
- '77 the new Let There
sees the light.
- '77 Cliff
takes over from Mark Evans as the new basist of the
- The Brit version of
High Voltage and Let There
is realised in the U.S.
- October '77 Let There
released in Britain, with only one song altered
(Go Young brothers! I guess they're learning)
- Powerage released in the UK
in May of '78.
- If You
Want Blood Youve Got It released in
October of '78
- June '79 Highway
- 1st commercial live
video Let There Be Rock was shot in Paris
(at least BBC did a recording before this, but
it's not in commercial distribution)
- January 27th 1980 Bon Scott appeared in public for
the last time
- Tuesday February
19th 1980 Bon Scott dies of "accute alcohol
poisoning", basically he chocked on his
vomit while sleeping in the back seat of his
becomes AC/DC's new lead singer only a few months
after Bon's death.
- Back In
is released in the late July of 1980 and in two
weeks it becomes no.1 on British charts and sells
over 10 million copies world wide.
Deeds Done Dirt Cheap comes out in the U.S. (this
being the Brit version)
- August '81 AC/DC
headlines the Monsters Of Rock festival
- For Those
About To Rock
is released in Novemer of '81
- In February '82,
Let's Get It Up rises on the
singles charts as number 13, thus becoming the
best sold single in the history of AC/DC.
fired for what was rummored to be drug problems
and continuous fighting with Malcolm Young
- '83 Flick Of
is released and Simon Wright is hired as a new
- Fly On
released in June '85
- May '86, Who Made
sees the light of day
- Blow Up
is released in the end of January of 1988
- -89 Simon
leaves the band in order to join Dio and is
replaced by Chris Slade.
is released in September of '90
- June '91 video
Clipped is released.
- In October of '92
the simply titeled album Live is released in two
versions as a single CD and as a 2CD set.
- After a week they
release the video AC/DC
Live At Donington.
- During the summer
or 1994 Phil Rudd joines the band again after a
phone call from Malcolm.
- Septeber of '95 is
greeted by the release of a new album Ballbreaker
- During October they
release their 3rd live video called No Bull, shot at a
bullfighting arena in Spain.
- The Bonfire set is released in
November of '97, for the memory of Bon Scott, in
two versions. The European version includes four
CD's ('Live at Atlantic Studios', 'Let There
[the soundtrack of the live vidieo recorded in
Paris in '79 on 2 CD's] and 'Volts' [never before released
songs]) and the American version inlcudes the
previous and 'Back In Black', which has always been
considered a tribute for Bon
is released during the spring of the year 2000,
and is followed by a massive world tour.
- They also released
a 'Stiff Upper Lip' -DVD during the winter
of 2001, a live concert shot in Germany