George Young (rock musician)

Scottish-Australian rock musician, songwriter and record producer

George Redburn Young (6 November 1946 – 22 October 2017) was an Australian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was a member of the 1960s Australian rock band the Easybeats, and with bandmate Harry Vanda he was a co-writer of the international hits "Friday on My Mind" and "Love Is in the Air", the latter recorded by John Paul Young (no relation). Vanda & Young were also the producers of some work by the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, formed by his younger brothers Malcolm and Angus Young.[1]

George Young
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on VARA TV, 13 August 1968
Background information
Birth nameGeorge Redburn Young
Born(1946-11-06)6 November 1946
Glasgow, Scotland
OriginSydney, Australia
Died22 October 2017(2017-10-22) (aged 70)
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsGuitar, bass guitar, piano
Years active1964–1992 (as musician)
Associated actsThe Easybeats, Marcus Hook Roll Band, AC/DC, Flash and the Pan

Young died on 22 October 2017 in Australia, aged 70.[2][3] His brother, Malcolm, died a few weeks later on November 18, 2017.


  1. Wall, Mick (2012). AC/DC: Hell Aint a Bad Place to Be. London: Orion Publishing group. ISBN 9781409115359.
  2. Carmody, Broede (23 October 2017). "AC/DC producer and Easybeats musician George Young dead at 70". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  3. "News". AC/DC Official Website. Retrieved 23 October 2017.

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