4EVR Young: Malcolm Young

Vale Malcolm Young who sadly died on 18 November, 2017 at the age of 64. He along with some of his brothers became a part of one of Australia’s most iconic bands of the 1970s+ AC/DC.

Malcolm, Angus, and George Young were born in Glasgow, Scotland, and moved to Sydney with most of their family in 1963. Eldest brother George became a member of the Easybeats; one of Australia’s most successful bands of the 1960s, who had an international hit with the song “Friday on My Mind” which was recorded by David Bowie, amongst others.

Malcolm and Angus Young developed their own band which was named after their sister, Margaret saw the initials “AC/DC” on a sewing machine.

  • “AC/DC” is an abbreviation meaning “alternating current/direct current” electricity.
  • Although “AC/DC” is pronounced one letter at a time, the band is colloquially known as “Acca Dacca” in Australia.

The brothers felt that this name symbolised the band’s raw energy, power-driven performances of their music.

On October 1, 2004, Melbourne’s, Corporation Lane was officially renamed “AC/DC Lane” in honour of the band,  (This change was made in part because the music video for “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)” was filmed on Melbourne’s Swanston Street, near AC/DC Lane.

The above images which commemorated the lane were created by street artists around this time – although none are likely to remain.

The following are some of AC/DC’s greatest hits:

  • dirty deeds done dirt cheap
  • highway to hell
  • let there be rock
  • high voltage
  • it’s a long way to the top – if you want to rock ‘n’ roll
  • jailbreak
  • TNT that’s dynamite

Acka-Dacka is 4evr like Malcolm is -4evr Young

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