AC/DC’s Loudest Live Memories - The Top Ten Countdown; #8
November 16, 2012, 3 years ago
In celebration of Angus and Co.’s forthcoming live album, Live At River Plate, due on November 20th, BraveWords is counting-down something we like to call...AC/DC’s Top Ten Most Thunderstruck, Jacked Up, Dog Eat Dog Live Stands Of All Time! Horns up and knickers down!
Drum roll please … #8!
#8 - Chequers Nightclub - Sydney, Australia - December 31st, 1973
Angus Young - lead guitar
Malcolm Young - rhythm guitar
Dave Evans - vocals
Larry Van Kriedt - bass
Colin Burgess - drums
The band's first official show (!), Malcolm and Angus, along with vocalist Dave Evans and a couple of lesser-knowns play their first gig ever, as the middle of three acts. The set included a few ‘50s rock ‘n’ roll numbers along with some BEATLES songs ('Get Back', 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)', the highlight being a rendition of FREE’s ‘Wishing Well’.
Evans remembers the show quite vividly as he tells BraveWords: "We had the top spot and billing as the middle act and I personally counted down the New Year for the crowd. We did some original songs that night including 'The Old Bay Road' written by Malcolm Young and 'Midnight Rockin''."
#10 - Northlands Coliseum Concert Bowl, Edmonton, Alberta - July 13, 1980
#9 - Gaumont, Southampton, UK - January 27, 1980
#8 - Sydney, Australia - December 1973 (billed as THE LAST PICTURE SHOW)
To coincide with our countdown, BraveWords has teamed up with Sony Music to give-away copies of Live At River Plate CDs, DVDs and Vinyl! For the next ten days email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "ANGUS RULES". Each day a winner will be chosen at random (Canadian residents only please) and each day there's a different prize as follows! Numbers 10-8 get a CD, numbers 7-5 get CD and DVD, and 5-1 get CD, DVD and triple vinyl! Please include your mailing address in your entry!
Check out a Live At River Plate trailer below: