40 Years Ago, AC/DC Declare Rock N’ Roll Revolution With Release Of ‘Let There Be Rock’
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40 years later, and it still rocks!
When AC/DC first jumped onto the scene back in the 1970’s. The Australian rockers completely turned the rock n’ roll scene upside down with driving riffs, melodic solos and grungy vocals. Ever since their debut, they haven’t changed much, mainly staying true to their style and what their fans love.
No one will ever forget their debut back in 1977, and today, we’re remembering and commemorating that moment. March 21st, 1977, 40 years ago, AC/DC jumped onto the scene with their rocking debut single “Let There Be Rock.” The song encapsulated everything they wanted their band to be. It was a declaration that rock n’ roll was about to be changed forever, and they were going to be the frontrunners in the revolution.
Fun Fact: An anthem for the band, AC/DC has played this song at every concert since 1978. They often play it very fast and the solo can be extended all the way to 20 minutes as Angus rises above the stage and does the “spasm.”
Angus Young said of this song: “I remember the amp literally exploded during the recording session. My brother watched it with crazed eyes, and he told me ‘Come on! Keep on playing!’ while the stuff was steaming.”
Check out the song down below, and help celebrate its 40th birthday!