Wednesday, November 22, 2017

AC/DC: Malcolm Young funeral plans announced

AC/DC co-founder and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young will be remembered by friends and family during a funeral service at St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, Australia on November 28.

Young passed away November 18 at the age of 64 following a lengthy battle with dementia. reports the funeral is expected to be attended by the extended Young family, who lost Malcolm’s older brother George – the co-founder of The Easybeatsjust last month at the age of 70.

It is believed his family, who have always shunned the public spotlight, has requested the service not be broadcast so they can mourn the late rocker privately.

Young’s funeral will be held at 11am on the same day as the ARIA Awards, the annual celebration of Australian music; many members of the industry are expected to attend the service.

Malcolm formed AC/DC with younger brother Angus in Sydney in 1973.

The band went on to sell more than 200 million albums worldwide, including 71 million albums in the United States alone.

AC/DC were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2003.

Malcolm retired from the group in 2014 after the band confirmed his dementia and he entered a full-time health care facility.

See also:

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