George Young

1946 - 2017

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George Redburn Young (6 November 1946 – 22 October 2017) was an Australian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was a founding member of the bands the Easybeats and Flash and the Pan, and was one-half of the songwriting and production duo Vanda & Young with his long-time musical collaborator Harry Vanda. Born in Scotland, Young moved to Australia with his family as a teenager, and became a naturalised citizen. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Young has received more than 44,796 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). George Young is the 416th most popular musician (up from 468th in 2019), the 1,397th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,493rd in 2019) and the 79th most popular British Musician.

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  • 20

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  • 5.67

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Among musicians, George Young ranks 416 out of 2,675Before him are Edwin Fischer, Paul Landers, Varg Vikernes, Alexander Siloti, Nathan Milstein, and Tito Puente. After him are Freddie King, Serj Tankian, Greg Lake, Janick Gers, Djivan Gasparyan, and Julian Bream.

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Among people born in 1946, George Young ranks 131Before him are Fancy, Georges J. F. Köhler, Anthony Daniels, Tony Levin, Vuk Drašković, and John Heard. After him are Sonia Gandhi, Artur Jorge, Kabir Bedi, Ellison Onizuka, Pierino Prati, and Laurent Fabius. Among people deceased in 2017, George Young ranks 114Before him are Peter Abrahams, Tomas Milian, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Christine Keeler, Pierre Henry, and John Heard. After him are Juan Goytisolo, Richard Anderson, Bill Paxton, Tsutomu Hata, Hans Schäfer, and Anne Golon.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Young ranks 1,397 out of 6,924Before him are Frances Shand Kydd (1936), Patrick O'Brian (1914), Elizabeth Blount (1500), Jacquetta of Luxembourg (1415), James Herriot (1916), and Roger Deakins (1949). After him are Piers Courage (1942), Daisy and Violet Hilton (null), Greg Lake (1947), Blanche of Lancaster (1345), William Watson (1715), and Janick Gers (1957).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, George Young ranks 79Before him are Adrian Smith (1957), Mick Taylor (1949), Ian Anderson (1947), Andy Summers (1942), Martin Gore (1961), and Bernie Taupin (1950). After him are Greg Lake (1947), Janick Gers (1957), Julian Bream (1933), Stevie Young (1956), Donovan (1946), and Glenn Tipton (1947).