Malcolm Mitchell Young, most of we knows him as only Malcolm Mitchell. He was a tremendous Scottish-Australian musician and songwriter. Most popularly known as the co-founder, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist, and songwriter for the hard rock band AC/DC.
The man behind the most popular band AC/DC guitarist and guiding strength behind the indecent hard rock band. Who gifted us the mind-boggling anthem “Highway to Hell,” ”Hells Bells” and “Back in Black,” has died at the only age of 64!
“With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band,” “As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man. He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted.” The band said on the official website.
Young and his brother Angus founded a band in early 1973 in Australia. Young was the group’s rhythm guitarist as late as 2014. When the band was announced, Young was taking leave for some health issue; the next world knows that he diagnosed with dementia.
Again AC/DC band posted honoring Young as “visionary who inspired many.” AC/DC was remarkably there for over 40 years with driving hard rock, lusty lyrics and bluesy shuffles, selling over 200 million albums. They were the band behind the second best-selling album behind Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
Young brothers born in Glasgow but moved to Sydney, Australia with the whole family in 1963, later they formed a band named AC/DC, and the funny thing is the band name idea came from there sister’s sewing machine label. Young brothers tried many costumes to attract the audience including gorilla suit and a Zorro outfit, but audience likes the school outfit most.
Young brothers search many months for a perfect drummer, and at last, they got Phil Rudd on drums in 1974 and Englishman Cliff Williams on bass three years later. Their original singer fired after they got Bon Scott, who hired as a band’s driver.
By 1980, the band is on upstream, rolling with high voltage albums and a massive fan following. Their album “Highway To Hell” was certified gold in America and listed on the 25 Billboard album charts, also listed in the UK Top 30 hit but for the “Touch Too Much” album this time. But Feb. 18, 1980was a black day for the band, leading singer of the AC/DC Bon Scott died due to asphyxiation after choking.
After Scott, the band decided to go with English vocalist Brian Johnson. “Back In Black,” with the songs “You Shook Me All Night Long,” ”Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution” and “Hells Bells.” was the most popular albums after joining Brian, the team.
But today all are shocked when all came to know about Young’s death. Many musician and stars paid their respects to Malcolm Young on social media, writing about his influence and impact in music.