Angus McKinnon Young (born 31 March 1955) is an Australian guitarist, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and last constant member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. He is known for his energetic performances, schoolboy-uniform stage outfits and his own version of Chuck Berry’s duckwalk. Young was ranked 24th in Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 greatest guitarists of all-time list. In 2003, Young and the other members of AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
William Young (born 16 February 1911) and his family lived at 6 Skerryvore Road in the Cranhill district of Glasgow in Scotland. William worked first as a wheel boy in a rope works and then as a machine/saw operator in an asbestos/cement business. In 1940 William joined the Royal Air Force serving in World War 2 as a flight engine mechanic. After the war, William worked as a yardman for a builder and then as a postman. His wife Margaret (born 14 July 1913; maiden name also Young) was a housewife.
The ‘big freeze’ of 1963 was the worst winter on record in Scotland with snow eight feet deep. A TV advertisement at the same time offered assisted travel for families for a different life in Australia. 15 members of the Young family left Scotland by airplane in late June 1963 including a fifth son, George (6 November 1946 – 22 October 2017), and younger brothers, Malcolm (6 January 1953 – 18 November 2017) and Angus (born 31 March 1955).
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The Definitive AC/DC Songbook: Updated Edition
This updated edition covers 87 songs, arranged in full, accurate guitar tablature with complete lyrics and chord symbols for each song. All the hits are here: Back in Black * Big Balls * Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap * For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) * Hells Bells * Highway to Hell * The Jack * Moneytalks * Shoot to Thrill * T.N.T. * Whole Lotta Rosie * You Shook Me All Night Long * and more.