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Angus Young

1955 - Today

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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. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Angus Young has received more than 6,121,779 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Angus Young is the 85th most popular musician (up from 89th in 2019), the 399th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 382nd in 2019) and the 26th most popular British Musician.

Angus Young is most famous for being the lead guitarist and co-founder of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC.

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  • 6.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 74.12

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  • 61

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.96

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Angus Young ranks 85 out of 2,675Before him are Giorgio Moroder, Stuart Sutcliffe, Lou Reed, Cosima Wagner, Richard Wright, and Maurice Gibb. After him are Paco de Lucía, Robert Fripp, Benny Goodman, Richard Clayderman, João Gilberto, and Thomas Bangalter.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1955, Angus Young ranks 14Before him are Tim Berners-Lee, Kevin Costner, Alain Prost, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Whoopi Goldberg, and Kris Jenner. After him are Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Willem Dafoe, Ornella Muti, Mo Yan, Isabelle Adjani, and Li Keqiang.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Angus Young ranks 399 out of 6,924Before him are William Laud (1573), Philip Larkin (1922), Henry Hudson (1570), Francis William Aston (1877), Rudolf Abel (1903), and Bonnie Tyler (1951). After him are Joshua Reynolds (1723), Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837), Frank Whittle (1907), George Paget Thomson (1892), James I of Scotland (1394), and David Niven (1910).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Angus Young ranks 26Before him are John Deacon (1951), Brian Jones (1942), Syd Barrett (1946), Lemmy (1945), Stuart Sutcliffe (1940), and Richard Wright (1943). After him are Robert Fripp (1946), John Dowland (1563), Sid Vicious (1957), Gary Moore (1952), Charlie Watts (1941), and Mike Oldfield (1953).