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Posted: Oct 23 2017, 05:08 PM
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AC/DC producer and The Easybeats' star George Young has died at the age of 70.
AC/DC said in a statement the band would not exist without Young's "help and guidance".
AC/DC producer George Young (far right) with brothers Malcolm and Angus Young.
"As a musician, songwriter, producer, advisor and much, much more, you could not ask for a more dedicated and professional man," the statement read.
"You could not ask for a finer brother. We will always remember him with gratitude and hold him close to our hearts."
George was the eldest brother of Australian rock legends Malcolm and Angus Young. He was born in Scotland in 1946 but emigrated to Australia with his family when he was still a child.
He shot to fame in the '60s as a guitarist for the Sydney-based rock band The Easybeats. While the band broke up in 1970, he and lead guitarist Harry Vanda were later inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.
Young was also known for co-producing AC/DC's early albums, including TNT, Dirty Deeds Done Cheap and Let There Be Rock.
Prior to AC/DC's formation, Young was the vocalist for the rock group Marcus Hook Roll Band, with his brothers on guitar.
There was an outpouring of grief on social media on Monday afternoon after Young's death was announced. Rock legend Jimmy Barnes wrote on Twitter that the songwriter's death was a "huge loss for music".
"A great songwriter, producer and a great human being," he said.
From the Easybeats to AC/DC and Flash in The Pan, and all the great acts in the Vanda and Young stable, he is one the all time greats of the Australian music industry.
A great loss to the Australian music industry. RIP George
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Posted: Oct 28 2017, 12:30 PM
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Gone too soon, from a young Villawood migrant to great songwriter, musician, and record producer.
I think that Harry Vanda and George Young first meet in Villawood?
RIP George Young.
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