On 25th July 1980 AC/DC brought out their seventh studio album Back in Black. This was their first album since the tragic death of singer Bon Scott who was replaced by former Geordie singer, Brian Johnson.
There was a lot of pressure on the band. The death of Bon Scott when the band had reached a peak with 1979’s Highway to Hell album left many thinking there was no other option for the band than to simply split up. However, that wasn’t on the Young brother’s agenda and they found a new lead singer and came up with the classic Back in Black album. This album has sold over 50 million copies and is one of the best selling albums in music history.