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Overview (4)

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Birth NameAngus McKinnon Young
Nicknames The Guitar God
A-Bomb
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Angus Young was born on March 31, 1955 in Glasgow, Scotland. At school, Angus was an unenthusiastic student. His only real academic interest was art wich allowed him some freedom of expression. He gave up school at 15 and went to work for a soft porn magazine called Ribald as a printer. But his ambitions laid elsewhere anyway, and for a year prior to leaving school Angus had been practising guitar almost constantly, jamming around with friends and playing at school dances. In the beginning, Angus messed around with brother Malcolm Young's guitars for years before his mother finally bought him his own, a cheap little acoustic. By the time he was eleven Angus had flirted with a tutorial course, but he prefered to learn by himself and most of his musical education was pure trial and error. While his older brother Malcolm Young was hatching plans for his new band, Angus was well on his way toward establishing a distinctive stage persona. His seemingly out-of-control onstage body language has always come naturally. Such trademark Angus moves as his patented duckwalk could be handy attention-getting devices when playing for drunken, rowdy barroom crowds. Many of these gestures grew out of accidents.

One night Tantrum, the pre-AC/DC band Angus was playing with, was going down really badly. Angus walked across the stage and tripped over the guitar lead, so he kept running across the floor. He made it look like a death scene, screaming all hell from the guitar. It was the only clap they got that night. Angus told his brother about it. Malcolm Young asked him to join the band he was putting together.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Spouse (1)

Ellen (1980 - present)

Trade Mark (7)

The "Duck Walk", hopping on one foot while kicking the other outrepeatedly, a variation on a similar strut done by his idol Chuck Berry.
Always uses Gibson sg guitars
Wears a schoolboy uniform onstage
Guitar riffs
Wild stage antics
The "Spasm", which involved shaking his body and falling to the ground
Short, slight frame

Trivia (7)

Lead guitarist for AC/DC
Younger brother of Malcolm Young and George Young.
Voted Scotland's greatest guitarist in the Total Guitar Magazine poll of the best 12 British guitarists. [July 2001]
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of AC/DC) on 10 March 2003.
AC/DC were voted the 72nd Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone.
His wife Ellen (married in 1980) is from the Netherlands.
Does not drink any alcoholic beverages.

Personal Quotes (2)

We can't sit on our arses and say the world owes us a living because we've paid our dues. Me; I think if I fluff a note I'm robbing the kids. You're gonna pour it all on until you drop, so even if they hate you they can still say 'At least they tried'.
I've always looked at it as a twelve-step-program rock 'n' roll band: each day at a time.

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