: R.I.P. Malcolm Young (AC/DC)

Nov 18th, 2017, 10:16 AM
Malcolm Young, AC/DC guitarist and founder, dies at age 64 (https://globalnews.ca/news/3868285/malcolm-young-ac-dc-guitarist-dies/)


AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young has died at the age of 64.

In a statement, Young’s family said he had been suffering from dementia for several years and that he “passed away peacefully with his family by his bedside.”

Young, along with his brother Angus, founded the band in 1973. Two years later, they released their first album, High Voltage.

“As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man,” the band wrote on its Facebook page. “He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted.”

The band’s supercharged music has allowed it to gain international success with songs such as Highway to Hell, T.N.T. and Back in Black.

Young performed with the band for more than 40 years before leaving in 2014 because of the disease. He was then replaced in the band by his nephew, Stevie Young.

(GlobalNews (https://globalnews.ca/news/3868285/malcolm-young-ac-dc-guitarist-dies/))

Nov 18th, 2017, 11:44 AM
To me, there were only two masters of rhythm in rock and roll, Mr. Young and Mr. Richards.