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Happy birthday, Angus Young

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Angus Young - AC/DC

Angus Young - AC/DC

Happy birthday, Angus Young...
Born Angus McKinnon Young on March 31 1955 in Glasgow, Scotland, Angus Young is a guitarist best known as a co-founder, lead guitarist, and songwriter of the hard rock band, AC/DC (classic lineup: Angus Young (lead guitar), Malcolm Young (rhythm guitar, backing vocals) (on break as of 2014), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass, backing vocals), Brian Johnson (lead vocals as Bon Scott's substitute since 1980)).
Known for his energetic performances, schoolboy-uniform stage outfits, and popularisation of Chuck Berry's duckwalk.
Rolling Stone magazine ranked Young as the 24th greatest guitarist of all time.
In 2003, AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame.
The following year they were ranked number 72 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 greatest artists of all time".
VH1 ranked them number 23 on their list of the "100 greatest artists of all time" and number 4 in their list of the "100 greatest artists of hard rock".
They were also named the 7th "Greatest heavy metal band of all time" by MTV.
AC/DC have remained together since their formation in 1974 and have released 15 studio albums.
The band have shipped over 200 million albums worldwide, with 70 million certified units in the US.
Their 1980 studio album, Back in Black, is accountable for 50 million of those worldwide sales and is the second all time highest-selling album worldwide.
Young's always prefer to keep his life private.
Angus Young and Gibson Guitar Corporation have collaborated to make the Angus Young SG.
It features a pick-up designed by Young himself (the Angus Young Signature Humbucker) in the bridge position, and a '57 Classic Humbucker in the neck.
The neck has "lightning bolt" inlays.
To conclude, we wish a happy birthday and years of rock to Angus Young!

Angus Young - AC/DC, 5 juin 2010 CASA Arena Horsens Denmark - credit: guillaume felt

Angus Young - AC/DC, 5 juin 2010 CASA Arena Horsens Denmark - credit: guillaume felt

Angus Young - AC/DC, 2009

Angus Young - AC/DC, 2009

[french version:
Joyeux anniversaire, Angus Young ...
Né Angus McKinnon Young le 31 Mars 1955 à Glasgow, Ecosse, Angus Young est un guitariste plus connue en tant que co-fondateur, guitariste et auteur-compositeur du groupe de hard rock AC/DC
 (lineup classique : Angus Young (guitare solo), Malcolm Young (guitare rythmique, choeurs) (en retrait depuis le début de 2014), Phil Rudd (batterie), Cliff Williams (basse, choeurs), Brian Johnson (chant, après le décès de Bon Scott en 1980)).
Il est connu pour ses performances énergétiques, ses prestations scéniques en uniforme d'écolier, et sa popularisation du fameux "duckwalk" de Chuck Berry.
Le magazine Rolling Stone a positionné Angus Young au 24ème rang de son classement "des plus grands guitaristes de tous les temps".
En 2003, les membres d'AC/DC ont été intronisés au Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
L'année suivante, AC/DC est inscrit 72ème sur la liste des "100 greatest artists of all time" selon le magazine Rolling Stone.
La chaine de télévision "VH1" les classe 23ème sur leur propre liste des «100 plus grands artistes de tous les temps" et 4ème du classement des «100 plus grands artistes de hard rock".
AC/DC a également été nommé 7ème  "plus grand groupe de heavy metal de tous les temps" par MTV.
Le groupe ne s'est jamais séparé depuis leur formation en 1974 et a sorti 15 albums studio.
AC/DC a vendu plus de 200 millions d'albums dans le monde, dont 70 millions aux États-Unis.
Leur album studio sorti en 1980, "Back in Black", représente à lui seul près de 50 millions de ces ventes à travers le monde. C'est le deuxième album le plus vendu de tous les temps dans le monde.
Malgré tout, Angus Young a toujours su préserver sa vie privée.
Angus Young et Gibson Guitar Corporation ont collaboré pour fabriquer la "SG Angus Young".
Il dispose d'un "pick-up" conçu par Young lui-même (Angus Young Signature Humbucker) proche du chevalet, et d'un classique Humbucker '57 près du manche.
Des éclairs sont incrustés sur le manche.
Pour conclure, nous souhaitons un joyeux anniversaire et de nombreuses années de rock à Angus Young !]

AC/DC lead vocalist Brian Johnson (L) and Angus Young perform at the O2 Millennium Dome stadium in London April 14, 2009

AC/DC lead vocalist Brian Johnson (L) and Angus Young perform at the O2 Millennium Dome stadium in London April 14, 2009

Angus Young - AC/DC, 2000

Angus Young - AC/DC, 2000

Angus Young - AC/DC - credit: Terry O'Neill Getty Images

Angus Young - AC/DC - credit: Terry O'Neill Getty Images

Angus Young - AC/DC, Live at Donington (1991)

Angus Young - AC/DC, Live at Donington (1991)

Angus Young - AC/DC, live at Wembley Arena

Angus Young - AC/DC, live at Wembley Arena

Angus Young - AC/DC, October 18, 1985, in Hollywood, California - credit: getty images

Angus Young - AC/DC, October 18, 1985, in Hollywood, California - credit: getty images

Angus Young - AC/DC

Angus Young - AC/DC

Angus Young - AC/DC, Pavillon de Paris in Paris, France on December 9th, 1979 - Let there be rock

Angus Young - AC/DC, Pavillon de Paris in Paris, France on December 9th, 1979 - Let there be rock

Angus Young - AC/DC, Pavillon de Paris in Paris, France on December 9th, 1979 - Let there be rock

Angus Young - AC/DC, Pavillon de Paris in Paris, France on December 9th, 1979 - Let there be rock

Angus Young - AC/DC

Angus Young - AC/DC

Angus Young use his fingers to perform his devil horns act, AC/DC

Angus Young use his fingers to perform his devil horns act, AC/DC

Angus Young - AC/DC

Angus Young - AC/DC

Angus Young and Mark Evans on stage - AC/DC, late 70s

Angus Young and Mark Evans on stage - AC/DC, late 70s

Angus Young playing on the floor, AC/DC

Angus Young playing on the floor, AC/DC

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