- Name: Malcolm Young
- Age at Death: 64 years old
- Height: 5ft 3in (160 cm)
- Occupation: Musician
- Net Worth: US $100 Million
- Status: Deceased
Malcolm Young was an Australian rhythm guitarist, songwriter and music producer. He was a co-founder of the hard rock band AC/DC. Their discography include High Voltage (1975), Back in Black (1980) and The Razors Edge (1990). Malcolm Mitchell Young was born on January 6, 1953 in Glasgow, Scotland. His parents were William and Margaret. He had 7 siblings, including Angus, George, Margaret, Stephen and Alex. He emigrated to Australia in 1963 at age 10.
Young began playing the acoustic guitar at a young age. He performed in local bands such as the Velvet Underground. He drew inspiration from his George. Young and his younger brother Angus co-founded the rock band AC/DC in 1973. They embarked on their first national tour in 1974 with singer Dave Evans. The band underwent several lineup changes over the years. The current members are Angus Young, Stevie Young, Chris Slade and Axl Rose. AC/DC’s debut studio album, High Voltage, was released in 1975 by Albert Productions. It was certified 5x Platinum in Australia with more than 350,000 copies sold. Their second album, T.N.T. (1975), peaked at #2 on the ARIA Charts. AC/DC relocated to the UK in 1976. Their first international album, High Voltage, was released in 1976 by Atlantic Records. It sold 3 million units in the United States. Their other 1970s albums include Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976), Let There Be Rock (1978), Powerage (1978) and Highway to Hell (1979).
AC/DC’s 7th album, Back in Black, was released in July 1980 to critical and commercial success. It featured singer Brian Johnson. The project was a tribute to singer/songwriter Bon Scott who died on February 19, 1980. ‘Back in Black’ sold more than 50 million copies worldwide. It topped charts in Australia, Canada, France and the UK. It peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200. It included songs like “Hells Bells”, “Shoot to Thrill”, and “You Shook Me All Night Long”. AC/DC other albums include For Those About to Rock We Salute You (1981), The Razors Edge (1990) and Black Ice (2008). Their latest project, Rock or Bust, was released in November 2014 by Columbia Records. AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2003. Malcolm Young retired in 2014 due to health problems.PERSONAL
Malcolm Young died on November 18, 2017 at the age of 64. He had been battling dementia for several years. He is survived by his wife, O’Linda, and by his two children, Cara and Ross. Young was about 5ft 3in tall and he was of Scottish and Irish ancestry. His net worth was estimated at $100 million prior to his death.
Malcolm Young Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Malcolm Mitchell Young
- Birthday: January 6, 1953
- Place of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 3in (160 cm)
- Occupation: Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Producer
- Years Active: 1969-2014
- Net Worth & Salary: US $100 Million
- Marriage(s): O’Linda Young
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: November 18, 2017
- Cause of Death: Dementia
- Place of Death: