Happy Birthday to AC/DC guitarist Angus Young who is celebrating his 59th birthday today (March 31).
Angus McKinnon Young, the youngest of eight children, was born in Scotland but migrated with his family to Sydney, Australia in 1963. After dropping out of high school, his mother bought him a second hand acoustic guitar which he played until he was able to purchase a second hand Gibson SG in 1970 (which he still owns today). Angus played with a few local bands but it was his union with brother Malcolm to form AC/DC in 1973 that set their place in heavy metal history.
AC/DC have sold over 200 million albums and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. AC/DC remains one of the highest grossing bands of all time.
Happy Birthday Angus!!