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Retro Styler's Awesome AC/DC Rockstar Goodies Give-Away!


Adam We 
Self-Proclaimed Potterhead, Game of Thrones Fan & All Round Charming Irish Chap 


AC/DC School Uniform

AC/DC were formed in 1973 in Australia by guitarist Malcolm Young after his previous band, the Velvet Underground, collapsed (Young's band has no relation to the seminal American group). With his younger brother Angus who was only 18 serving as lead guitarist. Angus’ sister suggested that he should wear his school uniform on-stage and it was a look that was to become the band's trademark.

The band became successful in Australia, the U.S.A. and the U.K. but what really gained them stardom was the 1979's Highway to Hell, which hit number 17 in the U.S. and number eight in the U.K., becoming the group's first million-seller. Bon Scott who was the band’s chauffeur turned lead singer, died in February 1980, the official coroner’s report said that he had ‘drunk himself to death’. It doesn’t get more rock than that. He was replaced in March by Brian Johnson and in April the band recorded Back in Black which would sell over 10 million copies in the U.S alone and become their biggest ever album.

Staying Relevant

With the release of Flick of the Switch, AC/DC's commercial standing began to waiver, and it wasn’t until 1990's The Razor's Edge, which spawned the hit "Thunderstruck" that they regained some of their popularity properly. While not the commercial powerhouse they were during the late '70s and early '80s, the '90s saw AC/DC maintain their status as a top international concert draw.

Malcolm Young was suffering from dementia in 2014 and it was announced that he had left the band. This paved the way for his nephew Stevie Young to take his place at the recording sessions and the accompanying 40th anniversary tour. He subsequently joined the group full-time. Drummer Phil Rudd was arrested under charges of attempting to procure a murder, threatening to kill, and possession of cannabis and methamphetamine just before the December release of Rock or Bust. Although the arranged murder charges were dropped, the other charges remained and the drummer's future with the band was uncertain. Nevertheless, AC/DC marched forward with the release of Rock or Bust and plans for a tour in 2015. Two years later, Malcolm Young died in November 2017 at the age of 64.

Rock out with our AC/DC Prize!

This week we've got some amazing AC/DC merch up for grabs, worth over £60! Welcome your guests and let them know exactly what sort of household they're about to set foot in with our awesome 'For Those About to Knock' Doormat! Keep your AC/DC merch game on point when you hit the streets with our retro AC/DC Logo Baseball Cap, AC/DC Keyring and this fantastic Wallet on a Chain

Retro Styler AC/DC Giveaway Prize

How Do I Win This Awesome Prize?

Step 01

Subscribe to The Retro Styler Blog & Give Email Permissions. We want to let you know about any new AC/DC merch that arrives at Retro Styler! Choose what rockin' products you want to hear about by selecting your favourites from the 'Brands' fields!

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Step 02

What is your favourite AC/DC track and why? Let us know in the Blog Comments  below with as much rock detail as possible! Also don't forget to follow us on Instagram and help your chances of winning this awesome merch!

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Before you head off, here's a quick video of Angus' best solos for you to check out!

26 comments

  • Hello all!

    We hope you had a lovely weekend!

    It’s that time again where we announce the winner of our weekly prize give-away. First of all we’d just like to say thanks to everyone that entered and for all your comments.

    There can only be one winner…So this week’s Retro Styler and winner of our AC/DC competition is…………..Bryan Smetherhem……… (comment from Friday at 3:43 pm)

    Congratulations Bryan! We’ll be emailing you soon with details on how to claim. Be sure to tag us on social media and share the love, with pics of your prizes!

    As always, we’d like to say a big thanks to all for being part of our weekly give-away. We love reading your comments so be sure to stay Subscribed to the blog and keep joining in for a chance to win.

    xoxo

    Retro Styler
  • Whole lotta Rosie I have loved since I was a teen as love the lyrics and tune! I have been an AC/DC fan for over 30 years!!

    penny-sue wolfe
  • Thunderstruck and Whole Lotta Rosie are my favourites. They take me back to rock discos on a Friday evening at a local pub, The Crown. I was only 14 but used to sneak in to listen to the music. They introduced ID cards and I panicked and gave a date of birth that made me about 50 but they didn’t point it out and I was still going in there until the pub closed in my late teens. It was a great place With a great atmosphere and holds a lot of happy memories for me.

    Dee Bradley
  • Highway to Hell – we played this at our wedding and everyone got up and danced. Definitely a fun song for a wedding party ❤️

    Chloe Bell
  • You Shook Me All Night Long – this is because after all the tragic news about Bon, Brian just bursts out with a straight ahead, no bull rock song. A fantastic track, and a great album, make no mistake

    Craig
  • Has to be Its a long way to the top if you want to rock n roll.
    Was a teen when i brought it and in love with Bonn Scott(still is my fav )
    Also i think its an anthem for all up and comming bands and as i support loads of our local bands i know ehat a struggle it is .
    Also would love to learn the bagpipes just to play them for tribute bands that want and cant cover this song

    Jayne
  • Bon Scott- Highway to Hell , what more do you need to say an awesome rock song

    Brian Johnson – Hells Bells , what a come back after Bon’s death hearing that bell ring out for the first time then the riff of the song totally brilliant

    Jason king
  • Touch To Much
    Highway To Hell 1979
    AC/DC best album
    Brings back good memories growing up in the 70s and Iam still listening to it 🤘

    Graham
  • My favourite song has got to be highway to hell or back in black just cause the beats in them songs are amazing!

    Meegan
  • My fav two songs from AC/DC are TNT and HELLS BELLS, it’s just a shame I never got to see my fav band live, only a tribute band of AC/DC which was amazing.

    Leanne green
  • Jailbreak will always have a special place in my heart because it was one of the first songs my dad showed me of AC/DC and the album “74 Jailbreak” was the first AC/DC album i ever owned

    Forever AC/DC ⚡🤘

    Ben Fothergill
  • Down payment blues, heard a tribute band perform it and it’s been my favourite ever since

    Kenny Drew
  • Hellls bells fantasic song

    Craig templeton
  • The Jack. Not just because of the saucy lyrics which are great but because it has a great groove and one of Angus best guitar solos.

    Glenn
  • Touch to much, because it was the first song I heard by them

    Kevin
  • “Highway To Hell”,as its somewhat relatable at the moment…:s x

    Sara Bellisio
  • Thunderstruck me and the Mrs adopted it as our tune but love all ac dc tracks

    Darran taylor
  • Favourite song is a really hard one to answer…As i absolutely love EVERYTHING ACDC..but a tune that gets me going is THUNDER STRUCK…. 😍😍😍😍😍😍

    Daniel Brace
  • My favourite track is back in black amazing band

    Martin smith
  • Torn between thunder struck and highway to hell
    Hmmm loved thundrestruck because of its Intro
    But loved highway to hell because it was just as iconic.

    Lyndsey Valentine
  • My favourite AC/DC song is it’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock n roll because it’s awesome and has bagpipes in it as former lead singer Bon Scott was born & raised in the Scottish town of Kirriemuir in Angus and brothers Malcom & Angus Young were from Glasgow. As a proud Scottish rock fan AC/DC are my favourite export. although considered Australian they have Scottish roots 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🤘🏻🎸🇦🇺

    Bryan Smetherhem
  • Highway to Hell is my favorite. I’m a huge wrestling fan and one time WWF used HTH as the theme song for a pay-per-view of theirs and I have loved it ever since!

    Jim Hayes
  • Gotta be Back in Black! It’s just THE quintessential ACDC song, and that riff! Awesome!

    Kelly Hanson
  • It has to be Thundetsruck, just the Intro its self is amazing

    sarah morris
  • Highway to Hell!! It’s a great tune to listen and sing along to, especially when you’re on a road trip.

    Alice Groovman
  • Back in Black! It’s such an anthem! I think it was one of the first rock tracks I ever heard and its certainly memorable. It puts you in a good mood and gets everybody pumped \m/\m/\m/

    Jennifer Starnes

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