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AC/DC Co-Founder Malcolm Young Dies At 64

19 November 2017

Young founded AC/DC in November 1973 and soon asked Angus to join when they were 20 and 18 years old respectively. As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special. The songs make as much use of air and tension as they do sound: A skull-crushing riff is often followed by silence or a stripped-down but driving beat; the brothers' guitars often answer each other like singers duetting. The brothers, who were born in Glasgow, Scotland (Malcolm on January 6, 1953), had emigrated to Australia with their family when Malcolm was aged 10 and Angus was 12 years old. Angus is still with the band and appeared on their latest tour, the Rock or Bust trek. George Young had served as producer to AC/DC and guitarist for the band Easybeats.

Malcolm Young was born in Glasgow on 6 January 1953, emigrating with his family to Australia ten years later. The band would become one of the influential rock "n" roll groups of its era. The albums were produced by brother George and his songwriting partner Harry Vanda, who brought out the pop sensibilities in the band's crushing template.

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One of the founding members of AC/DC, among the best-selling bands in recorded music history, died Saturday.

The band was poised for even greater heights when vocalist Scott died of alcohol poisoning in early 1980. Singer Brian Johnson joined the band in Scott's stead; when Back in Black was released, it went to No. 4 on the Billboard album chart, and eventually sold 22 million copies in the USA alone.


But it was the 1979 studio album, "Highway to Hell", that propelled the band to hard rock fame. He was 64 years old. "I toured with AC/DC on their "Stiff Upper Lip" tour".

AC/DC also paid tribute via their Facebook page.

Young left AC/DC in 2014 after the band said he had been struggling with an undisclosed ailment, later revealed to be dementia.

"It is a sad day in rock and roll", wrote guitarist Eddie Van Halen.

AC/DC Co-Founder Malcolm Young Dies At 64