During a recent interview with The Metal Voice from Canada, original AC/DC singer Dave Evans has revealed the story of how he wrote his first song for AC/DC.
“There was a song called ‘Fell in Love’ which I wrote, which Bon Scott re-wrote the lyrics, which became ‘Love song’ later on but we already made my version of the song popular live. I also wrote Sunset Strip and Bon Scott changed the lyrics to Show Business.
When the band went into the studio for the first time we recorded the AC/DC songs ‘Can I sit next to you Girl’ and ‘Rockin in the Parlor’ These two songs Malcolm wrote and the band never heard before or played them until we were in the studio.
I also recorded the song Rock and Roll Singer in the studio which Malcolm wrote about me, not Bon Scott, as well as the song Soul Stripper and Little Lover. I had not heard any of these songs either until I recorded them in the studio. The band basically put the songs down in the studio from scratch without any of us knowing them. Once we recorded them we played them in our live set.”
When asked about the myth that Angus was 16 years old and still in school when he joined AC/DC, he responded:
“Angus was about 19 years old . We put his age down to 16 years old because he was so little .George Young wanted us to look different from the other bands in Australia.
So They told us Angus was going to wear a school boy outfit put his age down to 16 to relate to he kids, as we had lots of school gigs at the time. The school boy uniform was made for him by his sister. Angus was not going to school, he had a job he was 19 years old.”
Listen to the entire interview below.