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Angus YOUNG

Australian Angus YOUNG

born Angus McKinnon YOUNG

Australian musician, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and the only remaining original member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC

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Born: on March 31, 1955 in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom  (65 years)


Biography

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 yard man 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 aeroplane in late June 1963 including 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). Also aboard were his eldest brother Stephen (24 June 1933 – 1989), his only sister, Margaret Horsburgh (2 May 1935 – 2019) and brother, William Jr (born 15 December 1940).:6–7 Another elder brother, Alex (28 December 1938 – 1997), stayed in the UK, and was later a member of London-based group, Grapefruit.:6–7 A final brother, John Young (born 17 May 1937), had migrated to Australia separately.:6–7 Malcolm later described the family's musical background, "All the males in our family played, Stevie, the oldest played accordion, Alex and John were the first couple to play guitar, and being older it was sort of passed down to George, then myself, then Angus.":6–7 His oldest brother Stevie was the father of Stevie Young who in later years took over from Malcolm in AC/DC.

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