Malcolm Young, (6 January 1953 – 18 November 2017) who founded AC/DC with his younger brother Angus, in 1973, died on Saturday at the age of sixty-four, losing his battle to the dementia that had first manifested nearly a decade ago.
AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in Sydney in 1973 by the young brothers. AC/DC is considered as one of the greatest bands of all time and they have produced so many record breaking albums of all time. Malcolm Young was the visionary of AC/DC. He was an active member and toured with the band worldwide and created all time hits of the band from mid 1970s. However, in 1988, Young missed the majority of AC/DC’s Blow Up Your Video World Tour to address alcohol abuse issues. He eventually became sober and returned to the band.
Malcolm was only 20 years old when he founded the band. He was highly influenced by 1950s rock and roll and blues rock guitarists. Malcolm is considered as a pioneer of rhythm guitar. Young was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with the rest of the band in 2003.
Malcolm had not performed or toured with the band since 2014. Steve Young, his nephew replaced him on the road.
Malcolm is survived by his wife O’Linda, children Cara and Ross, son-in-law Josh, three grandchildren, sister and brother. He has rocked generations after generations for decades thus, he will be remembered forever for his music and creations.