Young was born in Glasgow, Scotland before his family emigrated to Sydney, Australia inside early 60s, as well as formed AC/DC with Angus in 1973. The band was named after the “AC/DC” electrical current marker the brothers spotted on their sister’s sewing machine. Over the following years, AC/DC produced hits like “Back in Black,” “Highway to Hell,” “Thunderstruck,” “Hells Bells,” “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)” as well as “You Shook Me All Night Long.”
In 2003, AC/DC as well as the Young brothers were inducted into the Rock as well as Roll Hall of Fame. With over 110 million albums sold, AC/DC will be the best-selling Australian act of all time.
Young had been suffering with dementia for the last three years, forcing him to retire coming from the band of which he co-founded with Angus in 1973. He last performed with AC/DC at the conclusion of their Black Ice tour in June 2010 in Bilbao, Spain.