AC/DC was formed in 1973 by brothers, Malcolm and Angus Young. The two boys weren’t strangers to the music business, their older brother George, was a part of the most successful 60’s band in Australia, The Easybeats.
After both had been members of a few unsuccessful bands, Malcolm decided to form his own band. Malcolm’s vision was a hard rocking band with an image of stack heeled boots and long hair!
The name AC/DC fits so well with the bands electrifying performances. It was suggested by two of the members sister, she’d seen it on a label on the back of a vacuum cleaner. The band did their first performance on New Year’s Eve in 1973, at a small club called Chequers in Sydney, Australia.
Right from the start Angus was determined to make a lasting impression on the fans. He had tried on several costumes before the gig and had decided on the schoolboy uniform that would become his trademark!
The band’s stage presence became almost as popular as their music. Early management had …
My year group at school this year went to Tasmania for the year excursion and I now have a little boy ghost following me.
We were staying in the Rutherglen Hotel, and me and my friends were staying in the coach house. Naturally we all went exploring through the coach house to see where we would be staying, and to pick our rooms and beds and unpack. One of my friends said to me that one of the rooms didn’t feel right to her, and she didn’t like to go in there, so curious me decided to have a look and see what I thought. Anyway, I walked into the room and felt fine, but I was drawn to the wardrobe, and so I opened the wardrobe and stepped in. As soon as I stepped in, I felt very ill and faint. I had to get out of the room as soon as possible or I was going to pass out or throw up or something, so I went downstairs and sat on the lounge.…
When my second husband and I were courting – he lived in an ‘Army House’ on the other side of town from where I now lived. It was a lovely bright modern house but I was instantly aware of the ‘ol someone moving out of the corner of my eye trick that had also plagued my mother’s house (ironically only five minutes away!). It was never too intrusive and kept its distance but I saw enough to know it was definitely male by its build, taller than my fiancé, had very short hair and broad shoulders.
As we were only courting, I wasn’t too sure how my then boyfriend would take the news he seemed to have ‘someone’ in his house but I was honest and just told him how I saw it. I didn’t see it as a fearful situation, the ‘person’ was in no hurry to make themselves known. They weren’t “doing” anything – they were just ‘there’ in the background.
On more than one occasion standing in the kitchen I would THINK …