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Campaign wants to put AC/DC song on #1 to honor Malcolm Young

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Campaign wants to put AC/DC song on #1 to honor Malcolm Young

An initiative began to mobilize headbangers to put AC/DC’s “For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)” first in the UK charts on Christmas week.

The action aims to honor AC/DC’s guitarist Malcolm Young who passed away last Saturday and the fans are encouraged to download or stream the song during the week of December 15-21.

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Life and career

One of eight children of Scottish couple William and Margaret Young, Malcolm Mitchell Young was born in Glasgow on 6 January 1953. In 1963, he emigrated from Scotland to Australia, settling in Sydney with his parents, brothers George and Angus, and older sister Margaret. His older brother, Alex, remained in Scotland and later formed the London-based group Grapefruit. His oldest brother Stephen was the father of his future AC/DC replacement Stevie Young.

20 essential AC/DC songs to honor Malcolm Young’s memory

The musician and songwriter was best known as a co-founder, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter for the hard rock band AC/DC. Except for a brief absence in 1988, he was with the band from its November 1973 beginning until retiring in 2014 for health reasons. Young and the other members of AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

Though his younger brother Angus is the more visible of the brothers, Malcolm was described as the driving force and the leader of the band. In 2014, he stated that despite his retirement from the band, AC/DC was determined to continue making music with his blessing.

ACDC with Malcolm Young

As the rhythm guitarist, he was responsible for the broad sweep of the band’s sound, developing many of their guitar riffs and co-writing the band’s material with Angus. He was married to Linda Young and had two children, Cara and Ross.

Young took a leave of absence from AC/DC in April 2014, to receive treatment for dementia. In September 2014, the band’s management announced that he would be retiring permanently.



  1. Russell Lane

    11/25/2017 at 7:45 pm

    Thanks for the memories. I grew up on AC/DC. Very sad. I feel the same now as I did when the Eagles front man died. I can live to be 100 years old and will never hear a band like this again.

  2. Steve Maciesza

    11/26/2017 at 9:27 am

    Most Awesome Rock Band Ever imo

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