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Malcolm Young

  • Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Birthday: January 06
Date of passing: 
November 18, 2017

Obituary

Obituary: 

Malcolm Young was a Scottish-born musician and songwriter, best known as the guitarist and co-founder of the hard rock band AC/DC.

Malcolm and his brother Angus formed the band in 1973. They were credited as co-writers on every song the band recorded from their 1975 debut High Voltage through 2014's Rock or Bust, and they created the music for hits like "Back in Black," "Hells Bells," "Highway to Hell," "Thunderstruck," "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)," "You Shook Me All Night Long" and dozens more rock staples.

Their music was featured on many television shows including WKRP in Cincinnati, Beavis and Butt-Head, Alias, ER, The Sopranos, My Name Is Earl, House, The Simpsons, Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami, Glee, Eastbound & Down, Blue Bloods, How I Met Your Mother, Raising Hope, Hawaii Five-O, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, Ash vs Evil Dead, New Girl and Supernatural.

They also appeared on the series Rock Goes to College, Behind the Music, Howard Stern, Top of the Pops and Saturday Night Live.

Malcolm Young was a Scottish-born musician and songwriter, best known as the guitarist and co-founder of the hard rock band AC/DC.

Malcolm and his brother Angus formed the band in 1973. They were credited as co-writers on every song the band recorded from their 1975 debut High Voltage through 2014's Rock or Bust, and they created the music for hits like "Back in Black," "Hells Bells," "Highway to Hell," "Thunderstruck," "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)," "You Shook Me All Night Long" and dozens more rock staples.

Their music was featured on many television shows including WKRP in Cincinnati, Beavis and Butt-Head, Alias, ER, The Sopranos, My Name Is Earl, House, The Simpsons, Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami, Glee, Eastbound & Down, Blue Bloods, How I Met Your Mother, Raising Hope, Hawaii Five-O, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, Ash vs Evil Dead, New Girl and Supernatural.

They also appeared on the series Rock Goes to College, Behind the Music, Howard Stern, Top of the Pops and Saturday Night Live.

Young and the other members of AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

He died November 18, 2017, in Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, Australia. He was 64.

 

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Malcolm Young

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