Malcom Young, AC/DC Co-Founder and Guitarist, Dies at Age 64

Malcolm Young guitarist and co-founder of AC  DC died Saturday at the age of 64 after a battle with dementia.    
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What the PM might be considering a terrible Monday started on rock music station Triple M in Brisbane, when, in memory of the late guitarist and songwriter Malcolm Young, Mr Turnbull was asked what was his favourite AC/DC song?

Young was known for creating AC/DC with his brother Angus, and the two are credited as co-writers on every song the band produced between their 1975 album, "High Voltage", and 2014 record "Rock or Bust". It was later confirmed that he had been diagnosed with dementia.

A statement from American punk band Dropkick Murphys posted on Twitter said: "We are deeply saddened to have heard the news of the passing of Malcolm Young from AC/DC".

Some fantastic footage has emerged (below) of the current generation Wiggles using their show at Perth Arena on Sunday to cover the guitar riff from AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" in tribute to Young, while their wiggly crew of rock-fans-in-the-making clap along.

"Renowned for his musical prowess, Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many", the statement said. He took great pride in all that he endeavoured. His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed'.

"As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special". 'He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever. The fifth Young son, George, died on October 22nd 2017 at the age of 70. Nothing less would do for their fans'.

Foo Fighters played a cover version of AC/DC's Let There Be Rock at Corona Capital music festival in Mexico, with a huge black and white photo of Young suspended on the stage.

"A relentless performance from the ideal band".

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