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Happy birthday, Cliff Williams

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Cliff Williams, bassist in Australian hard rock band AC/DC

Cliff Williams, bassist in Australian hard rock band AC/DC

Happy birthday, Cliff Williams...
Born Clifford Williamson on 14 December 1949 in Romford, Essex, England, Cliff Williams is a bassist best known for his membership in Australian hard rock band AC/DC since 1977
Cliff Williams had started his career in 1967 in the British groups Home and Bandit.
His first performances with AC/DC were on the tour supporting the album Let There Be Rock in place of  Mark Evans (lineup: Malcolm Young (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), Angus Young (lead guitar), Phil Rudd (drums) and Bon Scott (vocals), Cliff Williams (bass and backing vocals)).
His first studio album with AC/DC was Powerage in 1978.
Williams has remained in AC/DC ever since (only a short medical leave in 1991 and replaced by Paul Greg) and the only members who have been longer with the band are Angus and Malcolm Young.
Cliff Williams and the other band members were inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
Kerrang! readers voted him as Best Bassist of the year in 1982 but he always declared playing only basic bass lines which follow the rhythm guitar of Malcolm Young, consisting mostly of eighth notes and never had any problem doing this, because he enjoyed playing simply.
He essentially play on an electric bass guitar Music Man StingRay introduced by Music Man in 1976 and strung with D'Addario .
His favourite albums with the band are Powerage (1978) and Back in Black (1980).
To conclude, we wish a happy birthday and years of rock to Cliff Williams!

Cliff Williams, AC/DC (2014)

Cliff Williams, AC/DC (2014)

Cliff Williams, AC/DC

Cliff Williams, AC/DC

[french version :
Joyeux anniversaire, Cliff Williams ...
Né Clifford Williamson le 14 décembre 1949 à Romford, Essex, Angleterre, Cliff Williams est un bassiste connu pour être membre du groupe de Hard Rock australien AC/DC depuis 1977.
Cliff Williams a débuté sa carrière en 1967, jouant avec des groupe anglais comme Home et Bandit.
Il commence à jouer avec AC/DC durant la tournée promotionnelle de l'album Let There Be Rock en remplacement de Mark Evans (lineup: Malcolm Young (guitare rythmique et choeurs), Angus Young (guitare solo), Phil Rudd (batterie), Bon Scott (chant), et Cliff Williams (basse et choeurs)).
Il enregistre avec AC/DC pour la première fois sur l'album Powerage en 1978.
Williams n'a depuis plus quitté le groupe (sauf pendant une courte pause pour raison médicale pendant laquelle il sera remplacé par Paul Greg) et les deux seuls autres membres plus anciens sont Angus et Malcolm Young.
Cliff Williams et les autres membres d'AC/DC entrent au "American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" en 2003.
Les lecteurs du magazine Kerrang! l'ont élu meilleur bassiste de l'année 1982 et pourtant il a toujours déclaré qu'il jouait des lignes de basses basiques (principalement constitué de croches), se contentant de suivre la guitare rythmique de Malcolm Young et que cela ne lui avait jamais posé de problème car il aimait jouer simplement.
Il joue principalement sur une basse électrique StingRay de la marque Music Man sortie en 1976 avec des cordes D'Addario
Ses albums du groupe favorits sont Powerage (1978) et Back in Black (1980).
Pour conclure, nous souhaitons un heureux anniversaire et des années de rock à Cliff Williams !]

Cliff Williams performing with AC-DC on 23 November 2008 in St. Paul, MN

Cliff Williams performing with AC-DC on 23 November 2008 in St. Paul, MN

Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Angus Young, Phil Rudd and Cliff Williams, AC/DC at the Hammersmith Apollo (2003)

Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Angus Young, Phil Rudd and Cliff Williams, AC/DC at the Hammersmith Apollo (2003)

Cliff Williams, AC/DC

Cliff Williams, AC/DC

Cliff Williams, AC/DC by Renous/deviantart.com

Cliff Williams, AC/DC by Renous/deviantart.com

Cliff Williams, AC/DC

Cliff Williams, AC/DC

Cliff Williams, AC/DC

Cliff Williams, AC/DC

Cliff Williams, AC/DC

Cliff Williams, AC/DC

Cliff Williams, AC/DC

Cliff Williams, AC/DC

Malcolm Young, Bon Scott, Angus Young, Phil Rudd and Cliff Williams, AC/DC, Highway To Hell

Malcolm Young, Bon Scott, Angus Young, Phil Rudd and Cliff Williams, AC/DC, Highway To Hell

Cliff Williams, AC/DC's For Those About to Rock tour (1981)

Cliff Williams, AC/DC's For Those About to Rock tour (1981)

Cliff Williams, AC/DC (1977)

Cliff Williams, AC/DC (1977)

Cliff Williams, AC/DC

Cliff Williams, AC/DC

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