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Malcom Young of AC/DC Has Died!

Post by Ken0069 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:46 am

RIP Malcom!! Rock on brother!!

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64
NEW YORK (AP) — Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as “Highway to Hell,” ″Hells Bells” and “Back in Black,” has died. He was 64.

AC/DC announced the death Saturday on their official Facebook page and website. A representative for the band confirmed that the posts were true. The posts did not say when or where Young died, but said the performer had been suffering from dementia. He was diagnosed in 2014.

“It is with deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of Malcolm Young, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. Malcolm had been suffering from Dementia for several years and passed away peacefully with his family by his bedside,” one of the posts read.

The family put out a statement posted on the band’s website calling Young a “visionary who inspired many.”

While Young’s younger brother, Angus, the group’s school-uniform-wearing lead guitarist, was the public face of the band, Malcolm Young was its key writer and leader, the member the rest of the band watched for onstage changes and cutoffs. (read more)
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Re: Malcom Young of AC/DC Has Died!

Post by Keith Morganstein » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:23 pm

We lost a lot them this year.
Always liked that bristly two guitar sound.
Interestingly, the brothers were heavily influenced by Chuck Berry (also gone this year) though you didn't hear it that much in their music.
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Re: Malcom Young of AC/DC Has Died!

Post by hoodeng » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:00 pm

We all have to get to shows of the greats when we can now, as is happening , their time with us is tenuous unfortunately. Vale Mal.
I saw them at the Largs Pier hotel in Adelaide in the mid 70's , they were playing with a band called 'Lobby Loyde and the colored balls' ,the night was an absolute smash !!! in more ways that what happened on stage!! ,as AC/DC had a huge appeal with motorcyclist ,and Lobby Loyde had a similar following of skin heads ,needless to say ,much exercise between the Triumphs followed!!

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Re: Malcom Young of AC/DC Has Died!

Post by hoodeng » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:46 pm

I should have mentioned in the previous post that Malcolm's older brother George passed away in October this year as well. Another amazing musician from a very gifted family.

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