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Malcolm Young, co-founder, rhythm guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for the hard rock band AC/DC, died on November 18, 2017 at the age of 64 in Sydney Australia, after suffering from dementia.
- Malcolm and his brother Angus formed AC/DC in 1973. While Angus was the more visible of the brothers, Malcolm was considered the driving force of the band.
- He had started having memory lapses as early as 2008. In April 2014, the band announced that Young was “taking a break from the band due to ill health.” By September that year, he was admitted into a nursing home to receive full time care.
- AC/DC’s Back in Black album is estimated to be the second best-selling record of all time, with worldwide sales of 50 million copies. Its 22 million copies sold in the U.S. is the sixth highest selling album ever in the U.S.
- AC/DC is renowned for their live performances. They give everything they have when they play a concert, which are legendary. Here’s a performance from 2009 of T.N.T. That’s Angus in the shorts on lead guitar, and Malcolm to the right on rhythm guitar. Wow, the crowd is totally rocking to this song!