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Long Way to the Top: AC/DC’s History in Photos

Saluting 40 years of pure hard rock


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Angus Young poses in London, England in 1976. 

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Swept Away

Angus Young and Bon Scott of AC/DC get swept away by fans and media at the Oakland Coliseum in 1978 in Oakland, California. 

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Flick of the Switch

Brian Johnson and Angus Young perform with AC/DC at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California on February 16th, 1982. 

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Fly on the Wall

AC/DC pose backstage before a show at the Forum in Inglewood, California on October 18th, 1985.  

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Rock Royalty

Brian Johnson and Angus Young of AC/DC perform with Steven Tyler during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on March 10th, 2003.