Vale Malcolm Young, 1953-2017

Monday, 20 Nov 2017

It is with great sadness that APRA AMCOS says goodbye to one of Australia's - and the world's - most successful and revered artists, AC/DC songwriter and guitarist Malcolm Young, who passed away peacefully on 18 November after suffering from dementia. He was 64, and an APRA member since 1975.

Malcolm formed AC/DC in 1973 with his younger brother Angus Young. Their older brother, the late George Young, famed songwriter, producer and member of The Easybeats, produced AC/DC's early albums. The band's unabashed high energy, high volume sound connected with fans globally, and AC/DC remain one of music's most enduring bands, with their classic album Back In Black one of the best sellers of all time with over 50 million albums sold.

"Malcolm Young penned some of rock's greatest anthems, and in doing so brought AC/DC and Australian music to the largest stages in the world. Malcolm's incredible legacy will live on in his songs and his story will no doubt continue to inspire," said Brett Cottle, Chief Executive APRA AMCOS.

APRA AMCOS extends our sympathy to Malcolm's family, friends and fans around the world.

Malcolm Young and life-long friend Fifa Riccobono in the early 70's.

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