Famous 1960’s Guitarist Dies at 70

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October 24, 2017Oct 24, 2017

A famous guitarist from the 1960’s recently passed away at 70 years old—George Young. Young was not only a talented guitarist, but also a well-known producer for other music artists including the rock band AC/DC.

Young is best-known for his part in the band the “Easybeats.” According to the Rolling Stone, Young is originally from Scotland, but eventually made his way to Australia with his family, where the band began.

His younger brothers, Angus and Malcolm Young who are a part of AC/DC, confirmed the sad news of his passing via social media on October 22nd, 2017.

On Facebook, the band wrote, “It is with pain in our heart that we have to announce the passing of our beloved brother and mentor George Young. Without his help and guidance, there would not have been an AC/DC.” Read the full post below.

https://www.facebook.com/acdc/photos/a.231722277929.170824.6750402929/10155791835092930/?type=3&theater

His cause of death and other details surrounding his passing are unknown. If more information is released, this article will be updated accordingly.

Many fans and other artists took to social media to express their condolences to the family and appreciation for Young’s musical talents.

https://twitter.com/ARIA_Official/status/922317729037615104

https://twitter.com/gunsnroses/status/922662677100580864

https://twitter.com/JimmyBarnes/status/922326267055108096

Listen to George Young with the “Easybeats” below. This was one of the band's hit songs, "Friday On My mind."

Were you a fan of his? Share your thoughts in our Facebook comments. Please keep his friends, family, and loved ones in your prayers. In other breaking news, another musician passed away recently after his battle with cancer.

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