His razor-sharp production cast the band's inherent melodicism into an even greater light, and the album was an worldwide hit that over the years has sold more than 7 million copies in the US alone.
A statement released by his family said: 'It is with deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of Malcolm Young, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. Young had been battling dementia for three years and was replaced by his nephew, Stevie Young, in the 2015 AC/DC world tour.
George Young, another brother to Malcolm and Angus, died on October 23 at age 70.
AC/DC's first show was staged in a Bondi Beach nightclub on New Year's Eve in 1973. AC/DC quickly wrote what would be the defining LP of its career, 1980's "Back in Black". It remains one of the top 10 best-sellers in RIAA history. "In the process, AC/DC have carved out a niche somewhere between hard rock and heavy metal that's been an inspiration to aspiring musicians-and given us crank-up-the-volume radio staples "Back In Black, ' 'Highway to Hell" and 'You Shook Me All Night Long, '" the organization wrote on their website. As The New York Times noted in 2008, "Since 1991, when Nielsen SoundScan started tracking music sales, this Australian band has sold 26.4 million albums, second only to The Beatles in catalog sales, and more than The Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin". Young later announced his departure from the band in 2014 due to health reasons that were later revealed to be dementia.
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AC/DC was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
The rock legend played on every classic AC/DC album, including Back in Black and Highway to Hell, so his impact on the rock genre was tremendous.
The Young brothers were born in Glasgow, Scotland and lived there until the early '60s when the family emigrated to Sydney, Australia.
Malcolm Young has passed away. The experience was "very unusual for him", Angus told the magazine, "but he was always a confident guy, and we made it work".
The post continues, "He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted".
"He took great pride in all that he endeavoured". His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed.