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The first episode examines “You Shook Me All Night Long,” the album’s first single and their first song to crack the Billboard Top 40, peaking at #35.
In addition, the band posted live performances of “What Do You Do for Money Honey” and “You Shook Me All Night Long” on their YouTube channel. Both videos are taken from 2007’s Plug Me In DVD.
Back in Black was their first album with Brian Johnson, who replaced Bon Scott who died the previous February from alcohol poisoning.
Back in Black went platinum in October 1980 and was certified 25-times platinum last December.
AC/DC has also launched a new line of Back In Black merchandise to commemorate the band’s 40th Anniversary.
“Back In Black” was chosen to accompany the astronauts of SpaceX’s Dragon craft as they boarded the manned space mission to the International Space Station in 2020.
Back In Black became AC/DC’s first No. 1 album anywhere, reaching the top spot in their native Australia as well as the United Kingdom. It became their first Top 10 album in America, reaching No. 4.