Angus Young

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Angus Young
Angus Young
Young on the Black Ice World Tour
Background info
Birthday/Birthplace (1955-03-31) 31 March 1955
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Genre(s) Hard rock, blues rock, rock and roll
Profession(s) Musician, songwriter, producer, guitarist
Instruments Guitar
Active Years 1970–present
Record Labels EMI, Epic, Atlantic, Albert, Columbia
Worked with AC/DC, Marcus Hook Roll Band
Official Website

Angus McKinnon Young (Glasgow, Scotland, March 31, 1955) is an Australian musician born in Glasgow, known for being one of the founding members and the principal guitarist of the AC / DC group, apart from being the only member who remained in the band since its inception.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside the band’s current members in 2003. He was known for his savage and energetic movements on stage, and his peculiar school uniform. In addition, in 2014 it was ranked 96th of the 100 best guitarists of all time, awarded by Rolling Stone magazine, and ranked 24th in a new edition of 2011 of the 100 best guitarists of all Times, also by Rolling Stone magazine, and ranked 20th on the list “the 100 best guitarists”, Total Guitar magazine.

Angus Young’s Biography

Angus Young is the youngest of the eight children of William and Margaret Young, he moved to Sydney in Australia in 1963 with his older brothers Malcolm, George and Alex, who became musicians, and his sister Margaret. Angus started playing with banjos. The first SG of Angus was bought second hand at the end of the 60s, from a music store in the same street of his house.

He had a Gibson SG with which he played until the wood broke down, due to all the sweat and water that entered him. He had the whole neck crooked.bought it second-hand, it was a model from ’67. It had a really thin neck, very smooth, like a custom mast. It was dark brown.

Angus Young, on his first guitar

First years

Angus Young was born in Scotland, where he lives with his older brothers Malcolm and George. In 1963 the Young family emigrated to Australia, settling in Sydney. Angus and Malcolm receive guitar lessons from their brother George, member of the group The Easybeats. He was expelled from school at the 4th grade due to his bad behavior. His first years in a group was in the group of his older brother Malcolm, entering the premises where they played (he was still younger) thanks to the group said he was a dwarf. Prior to the formation of AC / DC, Young played with a local group called Kentuckee (they would later change the name to Tantrum).

Formation of AC / DC

Angus Young (Right) Brian Johnson (Left) in St. Paul, Minnesota, on November 23, 2008.

Angus, who is 18 years old, together with his brother Malcolm, created the AC / DC group in 1973. The first formation of the band counts on Malcolm Young in the rhythmic guitar, Phil Rudd in the battery, Mark Evans to the low later will be replaced by Cliff Williams, and Dave Evans the singer who was replaced in 1974 by Bon Scott who would die in 1980 because of alcohol poisoning, which would later replace Brian Johnson.

After playing with the group for a while, Young adopted his image in school uniform. The story goes back to the formation of the group, in which Angus was still studying, and when he finished the classes, he went directly to rehearse with his group without changing clothes. Angus and Malcolm were looking for a staging that would impact, along with their music, the audience. Margaret, sister of Angus and Malcolm, suggested that in the live performances Angus continue wearing the school uniform as she said that Angus behaved like a child. In the first performances of AC / DC, Angus appeared dressed in a variety of costumes (disguised as a gorilla, Superman, Zorro and Spiderman). It was the time of Glam rock and it was already fashionable for rock musicians to disguise themselves during their performances. From 1974, Angus tried several disguises, including those of the Zorro, Superman (like “SuperAng”) and the one of Gorilla. The school dress would end up becoming the signature of the band, next to the “Andar de Pato” of Angus, paying homage to the great Chuck Berry, of which Angus is a big fan. In the concerts, she always shows her underwear where she carries the flag of the country where they are, after a brief comic strip tease. His movements, despite the energetic that they are, do not affect his talent with the guitar and have not prevented him from becoming one of the best guitarists in history.

Angus Young Net Worth – $140 Million

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