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AC/DC Co-Founder Malcolm Young Dies Aged 64

Saturday, 18 November 2017 Written by Huw Baines

Photo: AC/DC Facebook

Malcolm Young, a co-founder of the legendary rock band AC/DC, has died aged 64.

Young, the band's rhythm guitarist and one of its key songwriters, formed the group with his lead guitarist brother, Angus, in 1973 in Sydney. Their first album, 'High Voltage', followed in 1975.

In 2014 he took a step back from AC/DC to receive treatment for dementia, later retiring entirely. His nephew, Stevie, took over in his stead for their 'Rock or Bust' album.

In a statement, Angus Young said:

Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young.

Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC.
With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band.
As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man.
He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted.
He took great pride in all that he endeavored.
His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed.

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.

He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever.

Malcolm, job well done.

Among those to pay tribute was Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello, who wrote on Twitter: "#1 greatest rhythm guitarist in the entire history of rock n roll. THANKYOU for everything."





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