Rock band the Foo Fighters performs during the Corona Capital music festival in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. The back photograph is Malcolm Young of AC/DC, co-founder and guitarist who has died at age 64. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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Unassuming and down-to-earth, Malcolm Young did not appear to embody the typical characteristics of a hard-rocking megastar guitarist.Yet when the Scottish-born Australian burst onto the world stage as part of the band AC/DC in the 1970s, Young kicked off an incredible era of music-making that saw him hailed as the world's greatest rhythm guitarist.Inspired by George, the pair formed AC/DC in 1973, recruiting another member of Scottish origin, Bon Scott, as lead singer the following year, before adding Phil Rudd (drums) and Mark Evans (bass guitar).The band's debut album in 1975, "High Voltage," established AC/DC's signature sound of blues-tinged rock 'n' roll and pounding beats.Young last performed with AC/DC in 2010 during the "Black Ice" tour, and retired from the band in 2014 aged 61 amid a battle with dementia that worsened until he could no longer remember his own songs.Young, 64, died on Saturday with his family by his bedside, AC/DC said in a statement.
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