In tribute to their success...
jason gregory
10:39 21st December 2008

Veteran rock band AC/DC’s Scottish heritage and long-standing impact on native bands should be acknowledged, an MSP has said.

Christine Grahame, MSP for the South of Scotland, has lodged a parliamentary motion calling for the band to receive “official recognition” from the country’s parliament.

The rock group was found in 1973 by Glaswegians Angus and Malcolm Young, while former frontman Bon Scott, who died in 1980, was born in Kirriemuir.

The MSP told the BBC that the group were still “contributing to music and giving fans enjoyment worldwide”.

In the motion, entitled AC/DC, We Salute You, Ms Grahame said the band should be recognised before they play Scotland’s Hampden Park next summer.

"When they played Glasgow in 1978 the whole band wore the Scotland national football strip as their concert took place just ahead of the World Cup finals and it would be fitting if they were to do the same when the band play Hampden national football stadium next June,” she said.

AC/DC have enjoyed renewed success across the world this year following the release of their latest album ‘Black Ice’.

You can see highlights from their tour below.

AC/DC Live