[5]:67 A final brother, John Young (born 17 May 1937), had migrated to Australia separately. [20] They co-wrote, "Love Is in the Air" (December 1977), for John Paul Young, which reached No. [7][8] All of the members had a connection with Villawood Migrant Hostel, and their early rehearsals were held in its laundry room. George Young started his music career in Sydney. Harry Vanda and George Young in the heyday of The Easybeats.Source:Supplied, RELATED: JPY plays the Vanda and Young songbook, AC/DC paid tribute to their beloved brother and mentor.. The Bachelorette: James Weir recaps finale and Beckys crus Katie Price begs fans to help 180kg son Harvey. 4, 1966), "Come and See Her"[13] (No. "You could not ask for a finer brother. AC/DC producer and The Easybeats' star George Young has died at the age of 70. George Young (left) with songwriting partner Harry Vanda (right) with the late Ted Albert (rear) and Albert music CEO Fifa Riccobono (centre). The Easybeats set their sights on conquering the world and moved to London in 1966, recording Friday On My Mind, which reached No. "As a musician, songwriter, producer, advisor and much, much more, you could not ask for a more dedicated and professional man," the statement read. [7], After the Easybeats dissolved, Young formed a production and songwriting duo with Vanda in 1970, as Vanda & Young, initially living in London. Early top10 hits on the Australian singles chart for the Easybeats were co-written by Young with bandmate Wright:[7] "She's So Fine"[10] (No. [6] For secondary schooling Young attended Chester Hill High School across the road from the migrant hostel until he was expelled in 1964 for having long hair. [5][8], In mid-1976 Young formed Flash and the Pan, initially as a studio-based duo with himself on guitar, keyboards and vocals, and Vanda on guitar and keyboards. A cause of death was not reported. Explore {{searchView.params.phrase}} by colour family 6 in the UK and the top 20 in America. (1975), High Voltage (1976), Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976), Let There Be Rock (1977) and Powerage (1978). What a huge loss for music. George Young died in Singapore on 22 October 2017 at the age of 70, three weeks before his brother Malcolm Young (of AC/DC) died. A member of The Easybeats and older brother of AC/DCs Angus and Malcolm Young, Young would become of the greatest songwriters and producers in Australian history with his former bandmate Harry Vanda. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. George was a pioneer who, with close friends Harry Vanda and Ted Albert, created a new sound for the Australian music industry. George Young died in Singapore on 22 October 2017 at the age of 70, three weeks before his brother Malcolm Young (of AC/DC) died. George Young, a pioneer of Australian music as a member of The Easybeats and producer for AC/DC, the band fronted by his brothers Angus and Malcolm, has died aged 70. As many know, AC/DC was formed by George Youngs younger siblings Malcolm and Angus Young, and later Stevie Young (Georges nephew) joined the famous band. George Redburn Young (6 November 1946 22 October 2017) was an Australian musician, songwriter and record producer. A member of The Easybeats and older brother of AC/DCs Angus and Malcolm Young, Young would become of the greatest songwriters and producers in Australian history with his former bandmate Harry Vanda. Singer Axl Rose, left and Angus Young of the band AC/DC perform at the Olympic Stadium in London, Saturday, June 4, 2016. Join the conversation, you are commenting as, news.com.au Australias leading news site. [3] A TV advertisement at the same time offered assisted travel for families for a different life in Australia. Fellow Glaswegian Jimmy Barnes was among the rockers paying tribute to George on Monday. William Young (born 16 February 1911) and his family lived at 6 Skerryvore Road in the Cranhill district of Glasgow in Scotland. 7, 1965), "Women (Make You Feel Alright)"[12] (No. Vanda and Young stuck it out in London as songwriters for hire until coming back to Australia in 1973 as the in-house production team for Albert Productions, run by revered record legend Ted Albert. [2], The 'big freeze' of 196263 was the worst winter on record in Scotland with snow eight feet deep. [18][20] The group's ninth single, "Waiting for a Train" (December 1982), had lead vocals by their former bandmate, Stevie Wright. 5, September 1976) and "Down Among the Dead Men" (No. [5] The brothers had already formed a hard rock group, AC/DC, in 1973. [24][25] A cause of death was not reported. It is with pain in our heart that we have to announce the passing of our beloved brother and mentor George Young. The Vanda and Young partnership were responsible for dozens of songs which remain Australian classics from The Easybeats Friday On My Mind and Good Times, Stevie Wrights Evie trilogy, John Paul Youngs Love Is In The Air, Yesterdays Hero and I Hate The Music and Flash In The Pans Hey St Peter and Down Among The Dead Man. "[27] The survey listed "Friday on My Mind" at No. [18] The pair worked with Young's elder brother Alex in Grapefruit. [20], After retiring from the music industry in the late 1990s, Young resided mainly in Portugal with his family. ONE of the architects of the Australian songbook, George Young has died at age 70. ONE of the architects of the Australian songbook, George Young has died at age 70. US election celebrity liveblog: Kanye West cancels TV appear Princess Dianas iconic BBC interview: Sinister truth reveal Britney Spears asks judge to remove father Jamie as conserva Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. Young produced the early albums of the band like High Voltage, Let There Be Rock, T.N.T., Powerage, and Dirty Deeds 1, 1966), and "Sorry" (No. Without his help and guidance there would not have been an AC/DC, they posted on their website. [5][18], One studio-based group, Marcus Hook Roll Band, was joined in 1974 by Young's brothers, Malcolm and Angus. He shot to fame in the '60s as a guitarist for the Sydney-based rock band The Easybeats. He was born in Scotland in 1946 but emigrated to Australia with his family when he was still a child. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied. Georges career was synonymous with Albert Music, the record label and production house which has been home to dozens of Australian acts from Stevie Wright to John Paul Young, who is no relation. Young helped them with AC/DC, which went on to become a success internationally. [28] In 2007, Australian Musician magazine selected the meeting of Vanda and Young at the Villawood migrant hostel in 1964 as the most significant event in Australian pop and rock music history. 15 in Belgium and No. "A great songwriter, producer and a great human being," he said. [5] He declared to his brothers "that he didn't believe a band can ever call itself a band until it's done at least 200 gigs". But George Young was determined to make it bigger in the industry, and thats when he and Vanda met with Ted Albert, who ran Albert Productions. [8][18] They provided pop and rock songs for other recording artists, and for themselves under various stage names: Paintbox, Tramp, Eddie Avana, Moondance, Haffy's Whiskey Sour, and Band of Hope. As a brother, you could not ask for a finer brother. [22][23], Vanda & Young also co-produced work for Wright, John Paul Young (no relation), the Angels and Rose Tattoo. Young was the older brother of Malcolm and Angus Young of the hard rock band AC/DC and also the record producer behind several of the band's biggest albums (such as 1976's Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap). After the war, William worked as a yard man for a builder and then as a postman. George was in New York chatting to the hotel doorman about the weather and the African-American guy says Oh well, man, when my time comes, I am going to say to St Peter You cant send me to hell, I have done my time in hell in New York!, George just picked up things you and I would say and turn them into songs., To join the conversation, please Log in. In 1940 William joined the Royal Air Force serving in World War II as a flight engine mechanic. [4]:67 Malcolm later described the family's musical background, "All the males in our family played, Stevie, the oldest played accordion, Alex and John were the first couple to play guitar, and being older it was sort of passed down to George, then myself, then Angus."[4]:67. They formed the Easybeats in 1964, reaching the upper echelons of the charts with their second single Shes So Fine in 1965 and quickly followed that with Wedding Ring. 4, July 1978). [5][8] Young briefly played as AC/DC's bass guitarist for a short stint, early in their career. Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. [2][3] Also aboard were his eldest brother Stephen (24 June 1933 1989), his only sister, Mrs Margaret Horsburgh (2 May 1935 - 2019) and brother, William Jr (born 15 December 1940). 11 George Young Acdc stock pictures and images Browse 11 george young acdc stock photos and images available or start a new search to explore more stock photos and images. His wife Margaret (born 14 July 1913, her maiden name was also Young) was a housewife. AC/DC said in a statement the band would not exist without Young's "help and guidance". Initially staying at Villawood Migrant Hostel (a site later developed as Villawood Immigration Detention Centre) in Nissen huts, George Young met and became friends with another migrant, Harry Vanda. [5][8] He and Vanda also co-produced the title track and two instrumental tracks on AC/DC's Who Made Who album in 1986 and the Blow Up Your Video album in 1988. [3] 15 members of the Young family left Scotland by aeroplane in late June 1963[3] including fifth son George, and younger brothers Malcolm (6 January 1953 18 November 2017) and Angus (born 31 March 1955). [16] The Easybeats relocated to the UK to record and perform, but the group disbanded in late 1969. [3] The Young family moved into a semi-detached house at 4 Burleigh Street in the Sydney suburb of Burwood. 8, 1967). 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