In a recent interview with The Metal Voice, former AC/DC singer Dave Evans has revealed a very rare story about Angus Young.
We all might think that Angus Young is one of the co-founder members of AC/DC, but according to Evan’s recent statement; he’s not!
Dave Evans has shared how Angus Young has involved in the band. In addition, Dave also revealed the details of Angus’ audience.
Here’s the story:
“I knew of Malcolm Young, the younger brother of the famous George Young from the Easybeats. I answered an ad in the Sydney Herald newspaper that said looking for a singer, in the style of Free, Chuck Berry, Rolling Stones, that kind of thing. Malcolm was at the other end of the line and when he found out that it was me, Dave Evans, he already knew about me from my prior bands.
We both knew we liked the same music, so I went to Newtown and met Malcolm for the first time and the rest of the band. We jammed, it sounded great, Malcolm was happy. Everyone was happy so we formed a band, without the name AC/DC yet.
A week later Malcolm asked if his younger brother Angus who was in a band called Kentucky, if he could audition for us as well, so we said no problem. Angus auditioned and we liked him and now the band was five of us. After some time we had a show coming up and we had to get a name and we kicked around a few names then Malcolm said his sister in law suggested AC/DC and we all liked it. We shook hands and we called ourselves AC/DC. ”
You can reach the source of the statement here. If you want to listen the whole interview, check it out below.