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  • 1940s

  • 1960s

    • 1963: Brothers Malcolm, Angus and George Young were born in Glasgow, Scotland, and moved to Sydney, Australia with most of their family in 1963. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
    • 1963: Brothers Malcolm, Angus and George Young were born in Glasgow, Scotland, and moved to Sydney with most of their family in 1963. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
  • 1970s

    • 1970s: AC/DC were a formative influence on New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands who emerged in the late 1970s, such as Saxon and Iron Maiden, in part as a reaction to the decline of traditional early 1970s heavy metal bands. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • 1970s: AC/DC were a formative influence on New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands who emerged in the late 1970s, such as Saxon and Iron Maiden, in part as a reaction to the decline of traditional early 1970s heavy metal bands. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
    • 1973: AC/DC are an Australian rock band formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • 1973: AC/DC are an Australian hard rock band formed in Sydney in 1973 by Angus Young and his brother Malcolm Young. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
    • 1973: AC/DC are a hard rock band formed in Sydney, Australia in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. - Portal:Australia/Featured article/2007, Wikipedia.
    • November, 1973: Malcolm and Angus Young formed AC/DC and recruited bassist Larry Van Kriedt, vocalist Dave Evans, and Colin Burgess, ex-Masters Apprentices drummer. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • November, 1973: Malcolm and Angus Young formed AC/DC and recruited bassist Larry Van Kriedt, vocalist Dave Evans, and Colin Burgess, ex-The Masters Apprentices drummer. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
    • September, 1974: Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott, an experienced vocalist and friend of George Young, replaced Dave Evans. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • January, 1975: By January 1975, the Australia-only album High Voltage had been recorded. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • 1976: The band signed an international deal with Atlantic Records and toured extensively throughout Europe. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • 1976: During a residency at the club in the summer of 1976 they duelled for alternate weeks with AC/DC, to see who could cram more bodies into the Marquee during one of the hottest summers on record. - Eddie and the Hot Rods, Wikipedia.
    • April 3, 1977: Their performance on 3 April 1977 was their last live TV appearance for more than 20 years. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • April 3, 1977: Their performance on 3 April 1977 was their last live TV appearance for over twenty years. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
    • 1977: Membership remained stable until bassist Mark Evans was replaced by Cliff Williams in 1977 for the album Powerage. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • 1977: Following the 1977 recording Let There Be Rock, bassist Mark Evans was sacked because of personal differences with Angus Young. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • 1977: Following the 1977 recording Let There Be Rock, bassist Mark Evans was sacked due to personal differences with Angus Young. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
    • 1977: AC/DC's first American exposure was through the Michigan radio station AM 600 WTAC in 1977. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • 1977: AC/DC has a song in the Australian version of their 1977 album Let There Be Rock whose title parodies Rhapsody in Blue, called "Crabsody in Blue". - Rhapsody in Blue, Wikipedia.
    • December 7, 1977: Live from the Atlantic Studios was recorded on 7 December 1977 at the Atlantic Studios in New York. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
    • December 7, 1977: Live from the Atlantic Studios was recorded on 7 December 1977 at the Atlantic Studios in New York. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • 1978: The 1978 release of Powerage marked the debut of bassist Cliff Williams, and with its harder riffs, followed the blueprint set by Let There Be Rock. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • 1978: The 1978 release of Powerage marked the debut of bassist Cliff Williams, and with its harder riffs, followed the blueprint set by Let There Be Rock. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
    • 1979: Let There Be Rock: The Movie was a double album recorded in 1979 at the Pavillon de Paris and was the soundtrack of a motion picture, AC/DC: Let There Be Rock. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • 1979: The band recorded their highly successful album Highway to Hell in 1979. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • 1979: Let There Be Rock: The Movie was a double album recorded in 1979 at The Pavillon in Paris, and was the soundtrack of a motion picture, AC/DC: Let There Be Rock. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
  • 1980s

    • February 19, 1980: Bon Scott passed out after a night of heavy drinking in London, and was left in a car owned by an acquaintance named Alistair Kinnear. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
    • February 19, 1980: Scott passed out after a night of heavy drinking in London and was left in a car owned by an acquaintance named Alistair Kinnear. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • February 19, 1980: Lead singer and co-songwriter Bon Scott died on 19 February 1980, after a night of heavy alcohol consumption. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • 1980: As 1980 began, the band began work on a new album that would eventually become Back in Black, but Bon Scott would not live to see the project being finished. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • 1981: Dirty Deeds was not released in the US until 1981, by which time the band were at the peak of their popularity. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • 1981: Dirty Deeds was not released in the US until 1981, by which time the band were at the peak of their popularity. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
    • December, 1981: AC/DC performed at MSG for the first time in their then seven year career on their For Those About to Rock We Salute You tour. - Events at Madison Square Garden, Wikipedia.
    • 1983: AC/DC declined in popularity soon after drummer Phil Rudd was fired in 1983 and was replaced by future Dio drummer Simon Wright, though the band resurged in the early 1990s with the release of The Razor's Edge. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • 1983: Although Rudd had finished the drum tracks for their next album, he was replaced by Simon Wright in the summer of 1983 after the band held an anonymous audition. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • 1983: The band split with Lange for their self-produced 1983 album, Flick of the Switch, in an effort to recover the rawness and simplicity of their early albums. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • 1983: Although Rudd had finished the drum tracks for their next album, he was replaced by Simon Wright in the summer of 1983 after the band held an anonymous audition. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
    • 1985: Fly on the Wall, produced by the Young brothers in 1985, was also regarded as uninspired and directionless. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • 1985: Fly on the Wall, produced by the Young brothers in 1985, was also regarded as uninspired and directionless. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
    • January 18, 1988: Blow Up Your Video is an album by the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, first released on 18 January 1988. - Blow Up Your Video, Wikipedia.
    • February, 1988: The Blow Up Your Video World Tour began in February 1988, in Perth, Australia. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • February, 1988: AC/DC were inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association's Hall of Fame. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • February, 1988: The Blow Up Your Video World Tour began in February 1988, in Perth, Australia. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
    • 1989: Slade arguably received his highest exposure in 1989 when he was asked to join the Australian hard rock band AC/DC after Simon Wright had departed. - Portal:AC/DC/Selected biography/9, Wikipedia.
  • 1990s

    • 1990s: Live was produced by Fairbairn, and is considered one of the best live albums of the 1990s. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • 1990s: Live was produced by Fairbairn, and is considered one of the best live albums of the 1990s. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
    • September 21, 1990: The Razors Edge is an album by AC/DC, released on September 21, 1990. - The Razors Edge (album), Wikipedia.
    • March, 1991: Black Ice made history debuting at #1 on album charts in 29 countries and also has the distinction of being Columbia Records' biggest debut album (since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales data for Billboard in March 1991). - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • August 17, 1991: Live At Donington is the DVD recording of the AC/DC show at Donington Park on 17 August 1991, and it was the band's third "Monsters Of Rock" festival. - Live at Donington (AC/DC album), Wikipedia.
    • 1992: Several shows on the Razors Edge tour were recorded for the 1992 live album, titled Live. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • 1992: Several shows on the Razors Edge tour were recorded for the 1992 live album, titled Live. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
    • 1994: Angus and Malcolm invited Rudd to several jam sessions. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • September, 1995: Ballbreaker is the 13th studio album by the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, released in September 1995. - Ballbreaker, Wikipedia.
    • 1996: The Australian release included a bonus disc with three promotional videos and several live performances recorded in Madrid in 1996. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
    • 1997: A box set named Bonfire was released. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
  • 2000s


    • 2000

      • 2000: Stiff Upper Lip was released in 2000 and was well received by critics. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
      • 2000: The band released Stiff Upper Lip, produced by brother George Young at the Warehouse Studio, again in Vancouver. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
      • 2000: The band released Stiff Upper Lip, produced by brother George Young at the Warehouse Studio, again in Vancouver. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.

    • 2001


    • 2003

      • March 10, 2003: AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 10, 2003. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
      • May, 2003: Malcolm Young accepted a Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Service to Australian Music at the 2003 Music Winners Awards, during which he paid special tribute to Bon Scott. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
      • 2003: The concert, held before an audience of half a million, was intended to help the city overcome the negative publicity stemming from the effects of a 2003 SARS epidemic. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
      • 2003: The concert, held before an audience of half a million, was intended to help the city overcome the negative publicity stemming from the effects of a 2003 SARS epidemic. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
      • July 30, 2003: The band performed with The Rolling Stones and Rush at Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
      • July 30, 2003: The band performed with the Rolling Stones and Rush at Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.

    • 2004


    • 2005

      • October, 2005: Ballbreaker was eventually re-released in October 2005; Stiff Upper Lip was later rereleased in April 2007. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.

    • 2007

      • 2007: The album was certified platinum three months after its release, and by 2007 it had sold more than 22 million copies in the United States, making it the fourth-highest-selling album ever in the US. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
      • 2007: They sold over 1.3 million CDs in the US during 2007 despite not having released a new album since 2001 at that point. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
      • 2007: The RIAA also certified Back in Black as double Diamond (20 million) in US sales, and by 2007 the album had sold 22 million copies, which moved it into fifth place. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
      • October 16, 2007: Columbia Records released a double and triple DVD titled Plug Me In. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
      • October 16, 2007: Columbia Records released a double and triple DVD titled Plug Me In. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.

    • 2008

      • April 19, 2008: AC/DC's newest studio album, AC/DC: Iron Man 2 is set to release on April 19, 2010. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
      • 2008: Johnson was unavailable for several months while finalising his divorce,[3] so the Young brothers wrote all the songs for the next album, a practice they continued for all subsequent releases through Black Ice in 2008. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
      • 2008: Johnson was unavailable for several months while finalising his divorce,[17] so the Young brothers wrote all the songs for the next album, a practice they continued for all subsequent releases through Black Ice in 2008. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
      • 2008: Verizon Wireless has gained the rights to release AC/DC's full albums and the entire Live at Donington concert to download in 2008. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
      • 2008: Verizon Wireless has gained the rights to release AC/DC's full albums and the entire Live at Donington concert to download in 2008. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
      • August 18, 2008: Columbia Records announced the 18 October Australian release, and 20 October worldwide release, of the studio album Black Ice. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
      • August 18, 2008: Columbia Records announced the 18 October Australian release, and 20 October worldwide release, of the studio album Black Ice. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
      • September 11, 2008: The 18-month Black Ice World Tour supporting the new album was announced on September 11 and began on 28 October in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
      • September 15, 2008: AC/DC Radio debuted on Sirius Channel 19 and XM channel 53. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
      • September 15, 2008: AC/DC Radio debuted on Sirius channel 19 and XM channel 53. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
      • October 20, 2008: The band's most recent album, Black Ice, was released on 20 October 2008. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
      • October 20, 2008: With the North American release of Black Ice on October 20 2008, Columbia Records and Walmart created "Rock Again AC/DC Stores" with the album Black Ice holding centre stage. - AC/DC, Music_wikia.
      • October 20, 2008: With the North American release of Black Ice on 20 October 2008, Columbia Records and Walmart created "Rock Again AC/DC Stores" to promote the album. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
      • October 28, 2008: Also aiding their visibility, the group were named as the opening act for the North American leg as well as the European leg of AC/DC’s Black Ice World Tour which began 28 October 2008. - The Answer (band), Wikipedia.
      • December 14, 2008: AC/DC played on December 14, 2008 as part of their Black Ice World Tour - Past entertainment events in Houston, Wikipedia.

    • 2009

      • January 31, 2009: The band played 42 dates in North America, ending in Nashville, Tennessee on 31 January 2009. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
      • 2009: The Recording Industry Association of America upgraded the group's US sales figures from 69 million to 71 million, making AC/DC the fifth-best-selling band in US history and the ninth-best-selling artist, selling more albums than Madonna, Mariah Carey and Michael Jackson. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
      • September 29, 2009: The band announced a collection of studio and live rarities, Backtracks, which was released on November 10, 2009 as a 3-CD/2-DVD/1-LP box-set. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
      • September, 2009: In late September 2009, the band rescheduled six shows when Brian Johnson underwent an operation for ulcers. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
  • 2010s

    • January 25, 2010: On the 25th January 2010 it was announced that the band are to headline Download Festival at Donington Park, England in June 2010. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • January 28, 2010: AC/DC kicked off the Australasian leg of their Black Ice World Tour at the stadium, the concert sold-out so fast a second one was put on. - Westpac Stadium, Wikipedia.
    • January 26, 2010: AC/DC announced on their official site the release of their new album AC/DC: Iron Man 2, the soundtrack for the upcoming film Iron Man 2. - AC/DC, Wikipedia.
    • January 9, 2010: On Monday 25th January 9 bands were announced at the official Download website, including AC/DC as one of the main stage headliners. - Download Festival, Wikipedia.






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