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AC/DC: Let There Be Rock (1980)

Filmed coverage of Australian band AC/DC's '79 appearance in Paris intercut with quasi-fictional interludes.
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Phil Rudd ...
Himself - Drummer
Bon Scott ...
Himself - Lead Singer
Cliff Williams ...
Himself - Bassist
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Himself - Lead Guitarist
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Himself - Rhythm Guitarist
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The movie features AC/DC live at the Pavillion De Paris on December 9, 1979, during the tour that would be singer Bon Scott's last. After almost ten minutes of glimpses at the backstage life, the real movie starts as the band is introduced playing live on stage. Although the band is still in their '70s minimalist era with few stage effects and pyrotechnics, the live performance is considered one of the best and most energetic of their career. The live concert is intercut with quasi-fictional interviews with the members of the band. The interviews took place in Reims, France, two days before the concert. Written by Anonymous

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14 September 1980 (USA)  »

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T.N.T was preformed during this show, but the cameramen did not film it because they personally did not like the song. However the audio recording can be found on the album of the same name featured in the 1997 box set Bon Fire. See more »

Quotes

Interviewer: Do you think there will be a Third World War?
Angus Young: I'm the Third World War.
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"To Bon." See more »

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Referenced in Demons (1985) See more »

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Let There Be Rock
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott
Performed by AC/DC
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highway to hell
26 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Excellent tour footage, interviews with the band,, insights into their personal lives.. Paris 1979 . the band is at the peak of their stardom, Bon Scott leads AC/DC into Paris,, after already conquering Australia,, their native land,, the UK, they set their sights on conquering the U.S. market. featuring 12 songs of live footage from their famous concert in Paris , France. also excerpts into the band members lives,, such as hobbies and such,, it is said that Bon Scott had predicted his own death when he wrote Highway to Hell ,, not sure if it was two weeks or two months but right after that song came out,, Bon Scott had met his tragic end, down a road one night after heavy drinking,, a great documentary on one of the best hard rocking bands that we will ever see,, long live AC/DC,, and rest in peace Bon Scott.


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