Friday, April 5, 2024

AC/DC share rare 1976 Bon Scott performance video

AC/DC is sharing rare video of a 1976 UK television performance of their classic track, “Jailbreak.”

“Not aired in 40 years,” AC/DC posted on social media. “Check out this promo clip of the band performing ‘Jailbreak,’ shot in London in July 1976, remastered in HD!”

The lineup of Bon Scott, guitarists Malcolm and Angus Young, bassist Dave Evans and drummer Phil Rudd was captured in their first TV performance outside of Australia when they appeared at London’s Wimbledon Theatre for the show “Super Pop - Rollin' Bolan”, a special hosted by T. Rex frontman Marc Bolan.

Touring at the time in support of “High Voltage”, AC/DC also performed “Live Wire” and their 1974 debut single, “Can I Sit Next To You Girl”, for the broadcast.

Scott passed away in February 1980 at the age of 33 after a night of heavy drinking in London; AC/DC brought in former Geordie singer Brian Johnson to handle lead vocals and went on to issue “Back In Black”, which would serve as a tribute to Bon and go on to become the best-selling hard rock album of all time with estimated worldwide sales of 50 million.

AC/DC is returning to the road this year in support of its 2020 album, “Power Up”; the series will open in mid-May with a pair of shows in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, and play multiple nights in Munich, Vienna and London, with events currently scheduled into August.

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