The music world lost a subtle and unassuming rock legend on Nov. 18, 2017, with the passing of Malcolm Young, a founding member, rhythm guitarist and songwriter of AC/DC.
From the first album in 1975 to the last studio recording, Young’s artistic vision and bold tone drove AC/DC to be one of the most popular rock groups of all time. While his brother Angus often dominated the spotlight on lead guitar, the backbone of the band was the solid rhythm playing and huge riffs of Malcolm Young. Co-writer on the bands biggest hits and timeless anthems, Young has been an influence on generations of musicians as well as fans.
Malcolm Young, along with the rest of AC/DC, was inducted into the Guitar Center Rockwalk in 2000. The ceremony was commemorated with the group placing their handprints in cement, which can be viewed with other inductees at the Sunset Boulevard store location. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 and won a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance in 2010, among many other awards and honors.
With over 110 million albums sold, AC/DC is one of the best-selling hard rock bands in the world as well as the best-selling Australian act of all time.