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Happy 25th episode! The profs take on gritty Australian rock pioneers AC/DC in the 1970s! When AC/DC formed in late-1973, they were an unlikely act to break big -- Australia was considered a backwater for the British and American music industry, the booming punk scene, and their loud, uncompromising sound wasn't exactly what record execs were looking for at the time. But like a shockwave the Young brothers, Bon Scott, Phil Rudd and Mike Evans were relentless, taking Europe and the U.S. by storm. The record companies were not convinced, but the fans knew better. Each album got better, and by 1979 they'd produced their masterpiece "Highway to Hell." They were on the precipice of greatness when tragedy struck. From that terrible loss however, came change and success on a level that no one in the band could have imagined. We hope you enjoy part 1 of 2 in our AC/DC episodes! We sincerely appreciate your support of the podcast. Thank you for listening!