Cultural Impact: AC/DC – ‘Back In Black’


Cultural Impact is a column looking at musical albums that have found their way into multiple pop-culture mediums (films, tv shows, video games) and hopefully turns you on to some new music you’ve probably heard, but maybe you didn’t know the artists or albums behind it. 

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July 25, 1980 marked the release of AC/DC’s seventh studio album and the first without lead man Bon Scott, who had died just a few months earlier. While discussion within the band initially revolved around disbanding following Scott’s death, the band decided to stay together and Brian Johnson came on as the new lead singer.


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