In July of 1980, AC/DC released their 7th studio album under the guidance of legendary sound producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange. It was vocalist Brian Johnson's job to fill the role left behind by the late Bon Scott. The band could have broke up, but instead supported a year long tour which further solidified Johnson's role as the bands new frontman.
To this day, "Back in Black" is considered one of the best selling albums in history. The idea of the black cover was designed as a, "Sign of mourning" to pay respect to the bands original singer Bon Scott.