Aussie Musician & Producer, GEORGE YOUNG Dies.

Older Brother of Malcolm & Angus Young (AC/DC), Member of The Easybeats

October 23, 2017

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GEORGE YOUNG, a legendary Australian musician and record producer, has died at the age of 70. The noted producer and original member of the band, The Easybeats ('Friday On My Mind'), along with songwriting partner, Henry Vanda, became 2 of Australia's most well-known songwriters and producers, but it is the elder Young's work with his younger brothers Angus & Malcolm in AC/DC that really cemented his place in Rock & Roll history... Following the end of The Easybeats run in 1970, Mr. Young started Albert Productions, and it was that publishing company that managed/administered all the music from The Easybeats and AC/DC. On Sunday (10/22) AC/DC issued the following statement: "It is with pain in our heart that we have to announce the passing of our beloved brother and mentor George Young...."  Additionally, AC/DC also posted this: “Without his help and guidance, there would not have been an AC/DC,” the band acknowledged in an overnight statement. “As a musician, songwriter, producer, advisor and much, much more, you could not ask for a more dedicated and professional man.” GEORGE YOUNG played bass with AC/DC very early on in the band's history, and produced some of the band's most successful albums, including 'High Voltage,' 'T.N.T.,' 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,' 'Let There Be Rock, and Powerage.' After some years away from the band, Mr. Young returned to producing albums for his 2 younger siblings, with 'Blow Up Your Video' (with Henry Vanda in 1998) and 2000's 'Stiff Upper Lip.'  George Young & Henry Vanda also performed in the Aussie Band, Flash & The Pan,' and wrote the 1977 hit song, 'Love Is In The Air' for singer, John Paul Young.'