Malcolm Young

Malcolm Mitchell Young (1953 - 2017)

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Malcolm Mitchell Young
Born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdommap
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Brother of , , and [private brother (1950s - unknown)]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales, Australiamap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Mar 2016 | Last significant change: 8 Jan 2019
15:59: Natalie (Durbin) Trott edited the Biography for Malcolm Mitchell Young (1953-2017). [Thank Natalie for this]
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Malcolm Young migrated from Scotland to Australia.
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  • Malcolm Mitchell Young (6 January 1953[1] – 18 November 2017) was a Scottish-born Australian musician and songwriter, 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.
  • 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.[2]
  • William Young (born February 16, 1911) and his family lived at 6 Skerryvore Road in the Cranhill district of Glasgow in Scotland. William worked first as a wheel boy in a rope works and then as a machine / saw operator in an asbestos / cement business. In 1940 William joined the Royal Air Force serving in World War 2 as a flight engine mechanic. After the war William worked as a yard man for a builder and then as a postman. His wife Margaret (born July 14, 1913, her maiden name was also Young) was a housewife.
  • The 'big freeze' of 1963 was the worst winter on record in Scotland with snow eight feet deep. A TV advertisement at the same time offered assisted travel for families for a different life in Australia. 15 members of the Young family left Scotland by aeroplane in late June 1963 including fifth son, George, and younger brothers, Malcolm (January 6, 1953 – November 18, 2017) and Angus (born March 31, 1955). Also aboard were his eldest brother Stephen (June 24, 1933 – 1989), his only sister, Mrs Margaret Horsburgh (born May 2, 1935) and brother, William Jr (born December 15, 1940). Another elder brother, Alex (December 28, 1938 – 1997), stayed in the UK, and was later a member of London-based group, Grapefruit. A final brother, John Young (born May 17, 1937), had migrated to Australia separately.


  1. National Records of Scotland - Birth Index 1953, Bridgeton Registry District (644/2), Entry #11 - indexed as "Malcolm M Young"
  2. "RecordSearch - National Archives of Australia". Retrieved on 19 November 2017.

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    On 22 Nov 2017 at 03:49 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

    Young-18004 and Young-26210 appear to represent the same person because: clear duplicate

    On 19 Nov 2017 at 20:05 GMT Aaron Gullison wrote:

    Young-26220 and Young-18004 appear to represent the same person because: obvious duplicate

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