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Angus Young

Most rock fans would agree that AC/DC guitarist Angus Young is one of the genre's most energetic and entertaining performers. It's impossible to imagine an AC/DC show without Young bobbing his head up and down in time to the music, playing amped up Chuck Berry licks on his Gibson SG guitar, shirtless and drenched in sweat. And in addition to his manic stage persona, he's one of the best (and underrated) rock guitarists of all time. Born on March 31, 1955 in Glasgow, Scotland, Young and his family moved to Australia in the '60s, just as the British Invasion was sweeping the rock & roll world. Young's older brother, George, found fame as a member of the Easybeats, scoring a worldwide smash, "Friday on My Mind" in 1966. Inspired by their older brother's success, Angus and another brother, Malcolm, began learning guitar and became fascinated by such bluesman as Muddy Waters, the aforementioned Berry, and such Brit-rockers as the Rolling Stones and the Who.