Friday, January 5, 2018

VIDEO: Son of AC/DC legend Malcolm Young performs with tribute band

Ross Young, the son of late AC/DC legend Malcolm Young, recently joined the Sydney tribute band Thunderstruck at the Epping Hotel in Epping, New South Wales, Australia to perform a pair of classics co-written by his father, and video from the show has surfaced online.

Ross first hit the stage to share lead vocals on AC/DC’s 1975 blues tune, “The Jack”, before the lineup delivered “Whole Lotta Rosie” from 1977’s “Let There Be Rock.”

The December 16 tribute appearance by Ross came a month after Malcolm passed away on November 18 at the age of 64 following a lengthy battle with dementia, and just two weeks after the guitarist was honored by family, friends and fans during a service at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney on November 28.

Malcolm formed AC/DC with 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.

Young is survived by his wife O'Linda, two children and three grandchildren.

Malcolm and Angus’ older brother George – the co-founder of The Easybeatspassed away in October at the age of 70.

AC/DC were named the No. 4 Rock News Artist Of The Year and delivered the No. 10 Rock News Story Of The Year as part of the 2017 hennemusic Rock News Awards.

See also:

Def Leppard singer comments on Brian Johnson’s exit from AC/DC
AC/DC: Malcolm Young remembered at private Sydney funeral service
AC/DC: Malcolm Young funeral plans announced
AC/DC singer Brian Johnson pays tribute to Malcolm Young
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