The 76 Club
A Musical Heritage
Guitar Malcolm Young
AC/DC at The 76 Club
YOUR MEMORIES OF THIS 76 CLUB GIG
I had never heard of AC/DC before they played The 76. I remember thinking how novel it was to have a school boy mimicking playing the guitar. It was only after about 4 tracks I realised he was playing the bloody thing -
I remember that they blew the club apart with a magical set but everybody was so disappointed that they refused to do an encore — Steve Bowring
Born in Glasgow the Young family emigrated to Australia in 1963. Angus and Malcolm formed AC/DC in 1973 and had a few changes in the band until the above lineup played The 76 Club in August 1976.
In 1980 Bon Scott unfortunately died after a heavy night of alcohol consumption and after receiving support from Scott’s parents, they decided to carry on and found new vocalist Brian Johnson. Later that year they released their most popular album to date, Back In Black.
High Voltage (1976)
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976)
Let There Be Rock (1977)
Highway To hell (1979)
Back In Black (1980)
For Those About To Rock We Salute You (1981)
Flick The switch (1983)
Fly On The Wall (1985)
Blow Up Your Video (1988)
The Razors Edge (1990)
Stiff Upper Lip (2000)
Black Ice (2008)
DID YOU KNOW?
Angus and Malcolm Young got the name for AC/DC when their sister saw it on a label on a sewing machine.
In the early 70s AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson was the singer in Glam Rock band Geordie
AC/DC's Angus and Malcolm Young's elder brother George was a member of The Easybeats who had an international hit with Friday On My Mind.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Apart from the tragic death of Bon Scott, the band are still playing as strong today.
DATES AT THE 76 CLUB
Friday 6th August 1976