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AC/DC stamp pack

SKU #15141095

AC/DC stamp pack

$23.00
The electrifying AC/DC stamp pack features 20 x $1 Map of Australia stamps, together with cover images of the band’s most successful albums in the stamp tabs.
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It’s time for some rock ‘n roll, as we release an AC/DC stamp pack, in honour of the band’s 45th anniversary. AC/DC are Australian rock royalty and our most successful musical export, with the 1979 album Highway to Hell propelling the band to international fame. AC/DC were inducted into the inaugural ARIA Hall of Fame in 1988, and into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

This electrifying AC/DC stamp pack features 20 Map of Australia stamps from the Love the Celebrate stamp issue, together with cover images of the band’s most successful albums in the stamp tabs.

Celebrating 45 years in 2018, Australian band AC/DC is, quite simply, rock and roll royalty. AC/DC has sold millions of records worldwide and is Australia’s most successful musical export.

AC/DC was formed in Sydney in 1973 by Scottish-born brothers Angus and Malcolm Young (1953–2017). Fellow Scottish ex-pat Bon Scott (1946–1980) joined the line-up on vocals, along with drummer Phil Rudd and bassist Mark Evans (later replaced by Chris Slade and Cliff Williams). George Young (1946–2017), older sibling of Angus and Malcolm, co-produced the band’s first four albums, helping them to craft their unique sound of hard-hitting yet simple, riff-filled rock. This sound, along with strong live performances and a reputation for living the rock and roll lifestyle, elevated AC/DC to legend status in Australia. “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)” is an icon of Australian music.

But it was the 1979 album Highway to Hell that propelled the group to international fame. After Bon Scott’s death, in 1980, vocalist Brian Johnson joined the band, belting out iconic hits such as “You Shook Me All Night Long” from the high-selling album Back in Black (1980). Other hit albums include Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, a 1981 reissue of a 1976 LP, and For Those About to Rock, We Salute You, also released in 1981. George Young returned to the producer’s desk for the 2000 hit release Stiff Upper Lip and 2008’s chart-topping Black Ice. In 2014, nephew Stevie Young joined the band as rhythm guitarist.

AC/DC has received many Australian music industry accolades, commencing with induction into the inaugural ARIA Hall of Fame in 1988. AC/DC was inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. AC/DC won a Grammy Award for best rock performance in 2010, almost 40 years after the band’s formation.

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