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Malcolm Young

1953 - 2017

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Malcolm Mitchell Young (6 January 1953 – 18 November 2017) was an Australian musician who was the co-founder, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter 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 due to health reasons. As a member of AC/DC, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. Rolling Stone named Young as the 38th best guitarist of all times along with his brother, Angus.Though his younger brother Angus was the more visible of the brothers, Malcolm was described as the driving force and the leader of the band. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Malcolm Young has received more than 7,292,729 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Malcolm Young is the 146th most popular musician (down from 128th in 2019), the 598th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 553rd in 2019) and the 39th 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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Among musicians, Malcolm Young ranks 146 out of 2,662Before him are Dizzy Gillespie, Ike Turner, Ian Stewart, Ritchie Valens, Hans von Bülow, and James Hetfield. After him are Nick Mason, Thelonious Monk, Tony Iommi, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Arnaut Daniel, and Frank Farian.

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Among people born in 1953, Malcolm Young ranks 32Before him are Carlos Queiroz, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Alfred Molina, Fatih Terim, Peter Stormare, and Paul Allen. After him are Manuel Pellegrini, Paulo Roberto Falcão, Andrew Wiles, Armen Sarkissian, James Horner, and Cyndi Lauper. Among people deceased in 2017, Malcolm Young ranks 40Before him are Emmanuelle Riva, Slobodan Praljak, Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, Louise Hay, Danielle Darrieux, and Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov. After him are Liliane Bettencourt, Al Jarreau, Peter L. Berger, Adnan Khashoggi, John Surtees, and Sam Shepard.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Malcolm Young ranks 598 out of 7,765Before him are Peter Greenaway (1942), Philippa of Lancaster (1360), Dirk Bogarde (1921), Leslie Howard (1893), Ramsay MacDonald (1866), and Pope Adrian IV (1100). After him are Ann Radcliffe (1764), John Franklin (1786), John Davis (1550), Nick Mason (1944), Edgar Adrian (1889), and John Snow (1813).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Malcolm Young ranks 39Before him are Sid Vicious (1957), Bill Wyman (1936), Stuart Sutcliffe (1940), Jacqueline du Pré (1945), Roger Glover (1945), and Ian Stewart (1938). After him are Nick Mason (1944), Tony Iommi (1948), Chris Slade (1946), Brian Eno (1948), George Martin (1926), and John Paul Jones (1946).