Peter Clack

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Peter Clack
BornMay 13th
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Years activeLate 1960s–current
Associated actsFlake
Raw Sylke

Peter Clack is an Australian drummer – for ten months he was an early member of hard rock band AC/DC. In April 1974 he joined Malcolm Young (rhythm guitar), Angus Young (lead guitar), Dave Evans (lead vocals) and Rob Bailey (bass guitar).[1] He appears in early video footage of AC/DC, the Last Picture Show Theatre video of "Can I Sit Next to You Girl". Clack was a member of the band during the recording of their debut album High Voltage but most of the drum parts were recorded by session man Tony Currenti. Clack continued with AC/DC until January 1975 when he was sacked along with Bailey, Clack's permanent replacement was Phil Rudd.[1]

Prior to joining AC/DC, Clack had played with Bailey in Flake. Peter was the drummer of the Allan Hessey Big Band. As of November 2011 he played with Melbourne-based band Raw Sylke.[2] He is now a drum teacher.


  1. ^ a b McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'AC/DC'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on 6 August 2004. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Raw Sylke". Triple J Unearthed. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
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