The Iconic Schoolboy Uniform of Angus Young: A Family Inspiration

Angus Young’s schoolboy outfit is more than just clothing; it’s a symbol of rock and roll rebellion and youthful energy. This iconic look has become synonymous with AC/DC’s electrifying performances, embodying the essence of rock culture. But the origin of this legendary costume is as intriguing as the man himself.

A Family’s Role in Rock History

It’s a little-known fact that Angus Young’s journey into this legendary attire began at home, influenced by a simple observation from a family member. Picture a young Angus, fresh from school, strumming his guitar still clad in his school uniform. It was this everyday scene that sparked an idea, a visual that would soon become a defining image in rock history.

Behind the Hits: Unveiling the Story

Our “Behind the Hits” series offers a deep dive into the stories behind AC/DC’s success, including the tale of Angus Young’s iconic schoolboy look. This special 3-part series is a treasure trove for fans, revealing the band’s inner dynamics, struggles, and triumphs.

The First Strum in Uniform

The story goes back to AC/DC’s earliest days. Angus Young, in his teens, would often grab his guitar the moment he walked through the door after school. One day, a family member suggested he keep the uniform on for a gig. Little did they know, this offhand suggestion would become a cornerstone of AC/DC’s image.

Angus Young of AC/DC, photo shoot dressed in school uniform holding a guitar, Tokyo, Japan, February 1982

An Iconic Image Cemented

Angus Young, now in his 60s, continues to don the schoolboy outfit, a testament to the lasting power of this unique look. It’s a gimmick that has not only endured but also become a celebrated part of rock history.

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“Behind The Hits” – Your Ultimate AC/DC Experience

For fans eager to learn more about Angus Young’s iconic attire and the band’s journey, “Behind the Hits” is an essential listen. This series offers exclusive insights and stories straight from the band and those who were there during these pivotal moments in rock history.

Behind the Hits: A Must-Listen AC/DC Special

This December marks the 50th anniversary of AC/DC’s first gig, and “Behind the Hits” celebrates this milestone with a 3-part series delving deep into the different eras of AC/DC’s remarkable career.

Episode 1 – AC/DC: The Bon Scott Era: This episode offers an exclusive look into the rockstar life of Bon Scott, one of Australia’s greatest frontmen. It features insights from AC/DC band members including Bon Scott himself, Angus and Malcolm Young, and Mark Evans.

Episode 2 – AC/DC: The Brian Johnson Era: Transitioning from the Bon Scott era, this episode explores the band’s evolution with Brian Johnson as the lead vocalist, marking a new chapter in their storied history.

Episode 3 – AC/DC: Beyond a Band of Brothers: The final episode delves into the band’s deep connections, exploring the dynamics that made them more than just a group of musicians.

Hear firsthand accounts from the band members and key industry figures like Iva Davies, Molley Meldrum, Dave Gleeson, Michael Chugg, Michael Browning, Mark Opitz and Fifa Riccobono. This series offers an unparalleled glimpse into the behind-the-scenes moments and pivotal events in the band’s journey.

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