Angus Young

Scottish Australian guitarist

Angus McKinnon Young (born 31 March 1955) is a Scottish-born Australian guitarist and songwriter. He is one of the founders of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. He is known for his style of playing the guitar, his very active performance while on stage, and schoolboy-uniform clothing. He was ranked 96th on Rolling Stone's list "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". Young uses Gibson SG guitars often but he also owns Fender Telecasters, Firebirds and ES-335s. In 2003, he became a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with other members of AC/DC.

Angus Young
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Young on the Black Ice World Tour
Background information
Birth nameAngus McKinnon Young
Born (1955-03-31) 31 March 1955 (age 64)
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom[1][2]
GenresHard rock, blues rock, rock and roll
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer, guitarist
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1970–present
LabelsEMI, Epic, Atlantic, Albert, Columbia
Associated actsAC/DC, Marcus Hook Roll Band
Websiteacdc.com

His brothers are Malcolm and George Young.


  1. "Biography for Angus Young". IMDb, UK. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
  2. "Biography – Angus Young". allaxess. Archived from the original on 15 March 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013.