AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young dead at 64

AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young is Dead at 64

The passing of AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young means an era is over.

Young and his brother, Angus, founded AC/DC in Australia in 1973. Young left AC/DC in 2014 to start his fight with dementia. Malcolm's younger brother Angus, 62, is famous for the on-stage antics that he performs while wearing a schoolboy's uniform.

The band concludes the message with a simple tribute to Malcolm stating that the guitarist "leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever".

In 2013, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted AC/DC. It was one of 168 gigs the band played in support of their fifteenth studio album "Black Ice", which was released in 2008.

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Young and his brother Angus created AC/DC in the early 1970s. "Malcolm was the heart and soul of AC/DC and as fine an example as any to rhythm guitarists everywhere".

One of the founding members of AC/DC, among the best-selling bands in recorded music history, died Saturday. From the beginning, he always knew what he wanted to accomplish, and with his younger brother, he has conquered the music scene by giving the best of himself at every concert. Within three years and with vocalist Bon Scott as its frontman, AC/DC had become one of Australia's top acts, with two albums (High Voltage and T.N.T) under its belt, and the group moved to London to pursue global fame. George Young had served as producer for AC/DC and guitarist for the band Easybeats. Driven by the singles "You Shook Me All Night Long" and the title track, the album vaulted the group into superstardom and has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide. By 1980, AC/DC was working on what became its breakthrough album, Back in Black, when Scott died of acute alcohol poisoning.

Its influence on the burgeoning heavy metal scene of the 1980s can't be understated - their songs have been covered by hundreds of artists including Guns N' Roses, whose Axl Rose filled in for Johnson on a 2016 AC/DC tour - but less obvious was the influence it had on other forms of music. Hope we see you up there. Still, the band remained a formidable touring force and continued to pack in giant crowds across the globe, its crushing sound and simple lyrics needing no translation.

The co-founder of the rock band had been suffering from dementia.

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