The band has shipped over 200 million albums worldwide, with over 70 million certified units in the US.Their 1980 studio album, Back in Black, is accountable for 50 million of those worldwide sales and is the second all-time highest-selling album worldwide.In 2003, Young and the other members of AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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In 1963 he emigrated from Scotland to Sydney, with his parents, older brothers Malcolm and George, and older sister Margaret.

He dropped out of Ashfield Boys High School at age 15.

He first started playing guitar on a cheap acoustic model purchased second-hand by his mother. It had a real thin neck, really slim, like a Custom neck. The band split and was later called Tantrum with the following line up: Mark Sneddon (vocals-guitar), Angus Young (guitar), Jon Stevens (bass) and Trevor James (drums).

His first Gibson SG was bought second-hand around 1970 from a music shop just down the street from his home: I got out and got a Gibson SG that I played until it got wood rot because so much sweat and water got into it. He was 18 when he and his older brother Malcolm formed AC/DC in 1973 with Angus on lead guitar, Malcolm on rhythm guitar, Colin Burgess on drums, Larry Van Kriedt on bass guitar and Dave Evans on vocals.

Angus Mc Kinnon Young (born 31 March 1955) is an Australian guitarist of Scottish background, best known as the co-founder, lead guitarist, songwriter and sole constant member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he moved to Australia with his family at the age of eight.

Known for his energetic performances, schoolboy-uniform stage outfits and his own version of Chuck Berry's duckwalk, Young was ranked 24th in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 greatest guitarist of all time list.

AC/DC have remained together since their formation in 1973 and have released 17 studio albums.

before settling on his signature schoolboy look at the suggestion of his sister.