AC/DC’s Loudest Live Memories - The Top Ten Countdown; #8

November 16, 2012, 2 years ago

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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''."

AC/DC’s Loudest Live Memories

#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 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:

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