Does not drink any alcoholic beverages.
His wife Ellen (married in 1980) is from the Netherlands.
AC/DC were voted the 72nd Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of AC/DC) on 10 March 2003.
Voted Scotland's greatest guitarist in the Total Guitar Magazine poll of the best 12 British guitarists. (July 2001)
Younger brother of Malcolm Young and George Young.
Lead guitarist for AC/DC
Angus was a typesetter as previous jobs.
Angus Young is known for his energetic performances, schoolboy-uniform stage outfits, and his popularization of Chuck Berry's duckwalk.
Rolling Stone magazine has ranked Young as the 24th greatest guitarist of all time.
On 24 August 2006, Young received Kerrang! magazine's Legend Award from the editor, Paul Brannigan. Brannigan called AC/DC "one of the most important and influential rock bands in history".
Angus Young dropped out of school at 15.
Although a heavy smoker, Angus is a teetotaller.
Angus Young is famous for his wild onstage antics: intense jumps and running back and forth across the crowd. Once Young would clamber on to Bon Scott's or Brian Johnson's shoulders during concerts and they would make their way through the audience with smoke streaming from a satchel on his own back, while he played an extended improvised guitar solo, usually during the song "Rocker" with Scott or during "Let There Be Rock" with Johnson. He frequently does Chuck Berry's duck walk, as well as a kind of spasm, during which he throws himself to the ground, kicking, shaking, and spinning in circles, while playing the guitar. He first feigned a spasm to avoid embarrassment when he tripped over a lead at a gig.
Angus Young tried a number of stage costumes, such as Spider-Man, Zorro, a gorilla, and a parody of Superman, named Super-Ang, before settling on his signature schoolboy trademark. To match this image the press and public were told that Young was born in 1959, not 1955. The original uniform was from his secondary school, Ashfield Boys High School in Sydney. By 1973, Angus had long left school. His sister Margaret suggested he wear the uniform after Malcolm asked each band member to come up with their own gimmick, which was ironic as Angus very much disliked being at school. This was the era of glam rock, when costumes were common for pop and rock acts.
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