George Young, brother of Malcom and Angus has sadly died at the age of 70.
He played bass with AC/DC early on and produced several of his siblings successful releases including, High Voltage, T.N.T., Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Let There Be Rock, and Powerage.
“Without his help and guidance, there would not have been an AC/DC,” the band acknowledged in an overnight statement. “As a musician, songwriter, producer, advisor and much, much more, you could not ask for a more dedicated and professional man.”
Young first rose to fame in Australia in the early 1960's as a member of the Easybeats. When the Easybeats split in 1970 he started his own production company. He and fellow band alum Harry Vanda became two of Australia's best-known pop songwriters, before attracting still wider notice for their production work with AC/DC.