The Guitar Show television documentary, Segment: "Upfront with AC/DC's Angus Young", 2001. Many of these gestures grew out of accidents.One night Tantrum, the pre-AC/DC band Angus was playing with, was going down really badly. He still owns it to this day and it’s still one of his favorites. He first started playing a banjo, and then the guitar on a cheap acoustic model purchased second-hand by his mother. The pair never played together, even at home. [24], Young and Gibson Guitar Corporation have collaborated to make the Angus Young SG. His seemingly out-of-control onstage body language has always come naturally. Angus is a big smoker, but doesn’t drink and never has. 13. In Jul of 2001 he was voted Scotland's greatest guitarist in the "Total Guitar" Magazine poll of the best 12 British guitarists. 3. [20] This practice was discontinued due to the potential for electrical shorts due to sweat, and at least one of these guitars would be repaired and used for the Rock or Bust tour. and "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap". 12. 49.9k Followers, 9 Following, 570 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Angus Young (@angusyoungofficial) On 3/10/2003 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of. [30] When the band covered Chuck Berry songs in their early years, audiences would recognise the song, while noting their renditions were very different from the source material. Angus is the youngest of eight children. [30], Young's playing style is influenced by straight blues playing in both the minor and major pentatonic twelve bar blues-type progressions. Later amplifiers included Marshall JMP 2203 and most recently, Wizard Amplifiers. The title refers to the Highland Fling. Young was ranked 24th in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 greatest guitarists of all-time list. [2], The 'big freeze' of 1963 was the worst winter on record in Scotland with snow eight feet deep. Another one of Angus’ idols is Louis Armstrong, who he considers one of the greatest musicians of all time. In March 2016, after the departure of both Malcolm Young and drummer Phil Rudd, AC/DC was set back with yet another departure; long time lead singer Brian Johnson was ordered by doctors to stop performing or face total hearing loss. ", Young is married to a Dutch woman named Ellen van Lochem. He gave up school at 15 and went to work for a soft porn magazine called Ribald as a printer. Questions were raised as to whether the band could continue without him. Young's '68 - '70 SG has T Top pick-ups. |  Months after this, Scott died from alcohol poisoning. He made it look like a death scene, screaming all hell from the guitar. was born on March 31st, 1955 in Glasgow, Scotland. Angus’ first band was called Kantuckee. Young has been married to his wife Ellen since 1980. Publicity Listings After the war William worked as a yard man for a builder and then as a postman. He also used a modified version of the SG called the Jaydee SG, which was made custom for Young by Jaydee guitars. Prior to forming AC/DC, Angus Young played in a local group called Kantuckee. |  We can't sit on our arses and say the world owes us a living because we've paid our dues. Before that, Young tried other costumes including a gorilla, Spider-Man and another superhero – a spoof of Superman he called Super-Ang. 6. [17], On 24 August 2006, Young received Kerrang! AC/DC's popularity declined with their next three albums, Flick of the Switch, Fly on the Wall and Blow Up Your Video. Before getting his break in music, Angus worked as a typesetter at a Playboy-like men’s magazine called Ribald. Angus McKinnon Young (born 31 March 1955) is an Australian musician, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. [21] The Jaydee SG featured signature lightning bolt inlays on the fretboard. To celebrate his birthday, here are here are 15 things you might not know about the. Emerson took members of the group out on his fishing boat, helped them relax and grew close with Angus. Angus’ sister made him his first uniform but he wore it so much it got torn up.

Malcolm Young confirmed in 2011 that AC/DC were working on a 16th studio album.

His wife Margaret (born 14 July 1913; maiden name also Young) was a housewife. They own homes in Australia, the UK, and the Netherlands. Young's father, William Young (born 16 February 1911) and his family lived at 6 Skerryvore Road in the Cranhill district of Glasgow in Scotland.

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