Malcolm Young

1953 - 2017

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Malcolm Mitchell Young (6 January 1953 – 18 November 2017) was an Australian musician who was the rhythm guitarist and a founding member of the hard rock band AC/DC. Except for a brief absence in 1988, he was a member of AC/DC from its inception in 1973 until retiring in 2014 for health reasons. As a member of AC/DC, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Malcolm Young has received more than 7,645,990 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Malcolm Young is the 140th most popular musician (up from 147th in 2019), the 572nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 598th in 2019) and the 38th most popular British Musician.

Malcolm Young is most famous for being the co-founder and guitarist of the band AC/DC.

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  • 7.6M

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  • 63.79

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  • 46

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  • 6.02

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  • 3.69

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Malcolm Young ranks 140 out of 3,175Before him are Fernando Sor, Buddy Holly, Roger Glover, Arnaut Daniel, Cliff Richard, and Nikki Sixx. After him are Maria João Pires, Caetano Veloso, Bill Evans, Carlos Kleiber, Ray Manzarek, and Benny Goodman.

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Among people born in 1953, Malcolm Young ranks 30Before him are Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Daniel Passarella, Cyndi Lauper, Mike Oldfield, Jean-Marie Pfaff, and Paulo Roberto Falcão. After him are Ségolène Royal, Peter Stormare, Manuel Pellegrini, Hulk Hogan, Nigel Mansell, and Ben Bernanke. Among people deceased in 2017, Malcolm Young ranks 42Before him are Louise Hay, Emmanuelle Riva, Lotfi A. Zadeh, Jean Rochefort, Adnan Khashoggi, and Liu Xiaobo. After him are Powers Boothe, George A. Romero, Ryke Geerd Hamer, Harry Dean Stanton, Kenneth Arrow, and Oliver Smithies.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Malcolm Young ranks 572 out of 8,785Before him are Beatrix Potter (1866), Walter Raleigh (1554), Archibald Hill (1886), Eadwig (940), Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover (1771), and Alec Douglas-Home (1903). After him are John Davis (1550), Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia (1596), Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796), A. J. Cronin (1896), Jonathan Pryce (1947), and Antony Hewish (1924).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Malcolm Young ranks 38Before him are John Dowland (1563), Gary Moore (1952), Jacqueline du Pré (1945), Mike Oldfield (1953), Ronnie Wood (1947), and Roger Glover (1945). After him are Chris Slade (1946), Tony Iommi (1948), George Martin (1926), Brian Eno (1948), Ian Paice (1948), and Bill Wyman (1936).