Profile: Angus Young

I’ve always been a fan of AC/DC, but as of late, I’ve been on a bit of an AC/DC kick, if you will.

I’m the type of person who thoroughly explores a new interest that presents itself in my life. Since getting Spotify Premium, I’ve been listening to a whole lot of the band’s music, and doing so has inspired me to get to know the members of the band a little bit better. After watching a documentary about the band via Youtube, I started doing some research about Angus Young in particular, who happens to be one of the best guitarists on the planet, in my humble opinion.

So, who is Angus McKinnon Young?

Born on March 31, 1955, Angus is “an Australian guitarist, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and only constant member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. He is known for his energetic performances, schoolboy-uniform stage outfits and his own version of Chuck Berry’s duckwalk,” says the man’s Wikipedia page.

Originally from the Glasglow region in Scotland, Angus and some of his siblings moved to Australia in 1963, explains Wikipedia. He dropped out of high school when he was fifteen to pursue music, and by the time he was 18, he and his brother Angus had formed AC/DC.

Young earned the 24th spot “in Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 greatest guitarists of all-time list” the page says, and in 2003, he and the rest of the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He doesn’t drink or use drugs, but he is a fan of his cigarettes.

Watching Angus Young play his guitar is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. It’s his weapon of choice, and he wields it onstage with positively tremendous energy. If you’re not familiar with this guy, I highly recommend checking him out. Prepare to have your mind blown.

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