Rock 'n' Roll greatly influenced by rhythm and blues and country music spans many decades originating and evolving in the United States during the late 40s and early 50s. Its roots run deep experiencing its first big wave in the 50s, then, developing through the years into the more encompassing international style known as "rock music", a genre of popular music. Rock music drew strongly on a number of other genres such as blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical sources. One of the best-loved and hardest-rocking bands in the world is in the spotlight today who preferred to be categorized as 'rock and rollers' but were actually pioneers of Heavy Metal.
AC/DC is an English term for bisexual. The band did not know this, and has spent a lot of time trying to demonstrate that they like only women. They chose the name after Angus and Malcolm's sister saw "AC/DC" on a sewing machine - an abbreviation for "Alternating Current/Direct Current", a scientific name for converting electricity.
“We've never pulled any punches,” vocalist Brian Johnson has said. “We just play music that’s fun and simple--the way our audience likes it.”
Oct 25, 1980: Australian rock gods AC/DC earn their first Top 40 hit with 'You Shook Me All Night Long'.More than 30 years later, AC/DC are still inspiring rock fans all around the world with their unique sounds and powerful lyrics.
In 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 tenth-best-selling artist, selling more albums than Madonna and Mariah Carey. 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 made it the fifth-best-selling album of all-time in the US. It is currently the second-best-selling album worldwide.
And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...