It has been reported that esteemed guitarist and AC/DC founder Malcolm Young lost his battle with dementia at the age of 64. Malcolm has been described as the driving force and the leader of AC/DC.
Malcolm retired in 2014 due to dementia. Malcolm drew his influences on blues guitar and establishing rhythm on his guitar from the likes of Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly. Before his death, his brother Angus Young reported that in 2010 during the “Black Ice” album and subsequent tour that Malcolm was experiencing memory lapses and had a terrible time concentrating and that he would be constantly rehearsing AC/DC songs just so he could remember them.
Madness To Creation considers Malcolm Young as one of the greatest rhythm guitars in rock history. You knew from the three chords how distinct each riff sounded, whether it was “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” or “Back In Black”. Malcolm taught us how to rock at a very young age and he will leave a legacy behind that it’s about the music and the integrity of the music. I’ve listened to AC/DC since I was a kid. Thank you for your music Malcolm. So long.