Angus Young of AC/DC has been wowing crowds in Australia and around the world since the early 1970s.
Angus Young of AC/DC has been wowing crowds in Australia and around the world since the early 1970s. Rich Fury

40 years since rock legends AC/DC played Kingaroy

HARD rock legends AC/DC are just about to finish the Australian leg of their Rock Or Bust tour, but the closest the band got to the South Burnett was Brisbane.

It was a different story 40 years ago, when the band was still making a name for themselves before they found worldwide fame.

On November 29, 1975 the band came though the South Burnett to play the Kingaroy Town Hall as part of their T.N.T. Australian tour.

The band had only formed two years previously, and had just released their second record T.N.T.

At the time the band's biggest hits were "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" and "Baby Please Don't Go" which was a cover of a Big Joe Williams song.

A young Scottish-Australian singer, Bon Scott, had just taken over lead vocals for the band the year before from Dave Evans.

The band did not get much time to rest after the show, with them hitting the road to play a gig in Brisbane the next night.

The show was part of a mammoth four-month tour, which took the band all around the country, and doing a gig almost every day.

Do you have any memories, tickets, photos or memorabilia of the Kingaroy AC/DC show? Let us know at Barclay.white@southburnetttimes.com.au or phone 4162 9734.

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