Monday, May 14, 2012

AC/DC: Angus Young named Australia’s greatest guitarist

Australian Guitar magazine has named AC/DC’s Angus Young as the greatest guitar player in Australian music history.

The Daily Telegraph reports Angus was #1 on the magazine’s Top 50 list, ahead of Tommy Emmanuel (2), Cold Chisel’s Ian Moss (3), The Living End’s Chris Cheney (4) and The Angels’ Rick Brewster (5).

It was an AC/DC double-shot on the list as Angus’ brother, Malcolm, landed at #11.

The magazine's editor Lachlan Marks said the list includes guitar players from a variety of genres.

The top 20 are listed below – to see who made the top 50, click here.

Greatest guitar players in Australian history
Australian Guitar magazine – May 2012
Top 20

01. Angus Young (ACDC)
02. Tommy Emmanuel
03. Ian Moss (Cold Chisel)
04. Chris Cheney (The Living End)
05. Rick Brewster (The Angels)
06. Slava Grigoryan
07. Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman)
08. Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil)
09. Lobby Loyde (Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs)
10. Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool)
11. Malcolm Young (ACDC)
12. Adalita (Magic Dirt)
13. Marty Willson-Piper
14. Mick Harvey (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds & Grinderman)
15. Tim Rogers (You Am I)
16. Rowland S Howard (Boys Next Door, Birthday Party)
17. Ed Kuepper (the Saints, Laughing Clowns, Black Ticket Day)
18. Spencer P Jones (The Johnnys, Beasts of Bourbon, Spencer P Jones)
19. Gareth Liddiard (The Drones, Gareth Liddiard)
20. Brad Shepherd (The Hitmen, Hoodoo Gurus, The Monarchs)

AC/DC – Let There Be Rock
Apollo Theatre – Glasgow, Scotland – April 1978

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