Driving force behind the band: he died one of the founders of AC/DC Malcolm young

© Photo : official website of the band AC/DCРитм guitarist for Australian rock band AC/DC Malcolm Mitchell youngDriving force behind the band: he died one of the founders of AC/DC Malcolm young© Photo : official website of the band AC/DC

The Australian musician, rhythm guitarist of the rock group AC/DC Malcolm young has died at the age of 64 years. This was reported on the official page at Facebook.

«Malcolm, along with (my brother – ed.), Angus was the founder and Creator of AC/DC. With great dedication and commitment, he was the driving force behind the group,» the statement said.

The report notes that young was a songwriter, «a perfectionist and a unique person.»

«One of the great»: musicians mourn

On the death of Yang was responded to by many rock musicians. «Very saddened by the departure of another friend, Malcolm young. It will be greatly missed,» wrote on Twitter the Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne.

So sad to learn of the passing of yet another friend, Malcolm Young. He will be sadly missed. God Bless @ACDC pic.twitter.com/HuEp3kCuyQ

— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) 18 Nov 2017

«The tragic end of the icon, which didn’t always appreciate in value. One of the really great» — responded to the death of a young Kiss frontman Paul Stanley.

The driving engine of AC/DC has died.A tragic end for a sometimes unsung icon. One of the true greats. RIP. https://t.co/cJe1Xr17IA

— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) 18 Nov 2017

The death of young commented on in Russia.

Guitarist and the founder of group «the Earring» Sergey Galanin in an interview with RT said that Malcolm young was «pulse» of AC/DC. «He was a guitarist but not in the sense in which people usually understand. Malcolm kept the pulse of the group, together with the rhythm section. He played rhythm-based and very cool it did. Thanks to him, this group sounded unique», — he stressed.

Was going to become an athlete

Malcolm Mitchell young born 6 January 1953 in a large family in Glasgow, UK.

In 1963, when he was 10 years old, the family of the Young moved to Australia with children George, Margaret, Malcolm and Angus. Older brother Malcolm Alex remained in the UK. The family settled in the suburbs of Sydney BURWOOD.

In childhood together with his brother George Malcolm played football, was going to make a career. In his youth Malcolm young began to play the guitar in local bands such as the Easybeats and the Velvet Underground. By 1973, Malcolm decided to join forces with younger brother Angus, and formed a Duo AC/DC. In August of 1980, AC/DC released the album Back in Black, a huge success which made the band world famous.

2014 Malcolm stopped playing in a team for health reasons.

Death George Young

Malcolm young died after less than a month after the death of his brother, a member of the group AC/DC and Easybeats George young. The musician died on October 23 at the age of 70 years.

«With a heavy heart we must announce the death of our beloved brother and mentor George young. Without his help and guidance it would not be AC/DC», — said in the statement.