released their first single in 1974 in Australia, and not long after recruited a new lead singer in Bon Scott. After releasing 2 LP's in Australia, they signed to Atlantic records & came to London in 1976. They were offered a residency at the Marquee, and took turns with Eddie & the Hot Rods in breaking the attendance records there.

Although their first 2 non-Aussie LP's failed to do much in the charts, they hit it big with the hard-edged 'Let There Be Rock' in 1977, and became bigger with each year. They managed to survive the tragic loss of Bon Scott in 1980, and recruited Brian Johnson in his place. Their appropriately-named 'Back in Black' album saw them even more sucessful than ever, and they have since become one of the biggest hard-rock acts around.

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