Angus Young

Blues-rock, Guitarist

1955 –

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Who is Angus Young?

Angus McKinnon Young is a Scottish born Australian guitarist best known as a co-founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter of the Australian hard rock band, AC/DC. Known for his energetic performances, schoolboy-uniform stage outfits, and popularisation of Chuck Berry's duckwalk, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Young as the 24th greatest guitarist of all time. In 2003, he and the other members of AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. AC/DC have remained together since their formation in 1974 and have released 15 studio albums. The band have shipped over 200 million albums worldwide, with 70 million certified units in the US. Their 1980 studio album, Back in Black, is accountable for 50 million of those worldwide sales and is the second all time highest-selling album worldwide.

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Born
Mar 31, 1955
Glasgow
Also known as
  • A-Bomb
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • Australians
Nationality
  • Scotland
Profession
Education
  • Ashfield Boys High School
Lived in
  • Glasgow

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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