AC/DC: The Encyclopaedia by Malcolm Dome, Jerry Ewing

By Malcolm Dome, Jerry Ewing

Concentrating on key parts surrounding a bunch that stands along legends corresponding to Black Sabbath, Deep red, and Led Zeppelin, this publication unearths the phenomenon that's AC/DC. overlaying earlier and current contributors, songs, gigs, occasions, albums, bootlegs, manufacturers, and diverse different matters, this exhaustive review spans a unprecedented 35-year musical career—from the very earliest incarnations of the band sooner than Bon Scott’s arrival, in the course of the period within which he fronted the band and his premature demise, to the wildly profitable landmark list again in Black, all of the solution to their 2003 induction into the Rock and Roll corridor of repute and past. Detailing a bunch that has offered an predicted a hundred and fifty million albums around the world, this is often the definitive reference of 1 of track history’s such a lot awesome pioneers of not easy rock.


About the Author

Malcolm Dome was once instrumental in founding the entire Rock Radio station in London, the place he nonetheless works. he's the coauthor of Eddie Van Halen: understand the guy, Play the tune and Metallica: the whole consultant to Their song. Jerry Ewing is a former editor for steel Hammer journal and a present member of the whole Rock Radio workforce. they're the coauthors of The Encyclopaedia Metallica.

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