Supplementary AGENDA  2R


Distributed on 21 November 2017






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C1117 Item 32            Mayoral Minute: Letter of Condolence to the Family

of Malcolm Young                                                                              3


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Council Meeting

21 November 2017


Item No:         C1117 Item 32

Subject:         Mayoral Minute: Letter of Condolence to the Family of Malcolm Young           

From:             the Mayor, Councillor Darcy Byrne   





THAT Council write a letter of condolence to the family of Malcolm Young, expressing our sadness at his passing and commending the contribution he made to the inner west community and music worldwide.






One of Australia’s leading musicians, Malcolm Young, sadly passed away on 18 November.

Malcolm Young was born in Glasgow, the seventh of the eight children of William Young and his wife, Margaret.


In 1963, when Malcolm was 10 years old, Scotland suffered through the ‘big freeze’ – the worst winter on record in Scotland. Following the harsh winter,  most of the family became ‘ten pound poms’, emigrating to Australia.


In 1973, influenced by his brother George’s success in The Easybeats, Malcolm and his younger brother Angus formed AC/DC and began building an army of Australian fans.


Of course, they went on to conquer the world of rock music, becoming one of the biggest hard rock bands on the globe.


Albums like Back in Black and Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap are rightly considered classics.


The band sold more than 200 million albums and Malcolm co-wrote every song on those records bar two tracks.


He was recognised as one of the best rhythm guitarists in the world.


The Young family bought Balmain East property Onkaparinga in 1982, and Malcolm remained based there for much of his life. He was a well-loved member of the community, and retired to Onkaparinga for in home care when his health first began to decline.


This is a very sad time for the Young family, with Malcolm's older brother George passing away last month aged 70. Malcolm is survived by his wife O'Linda, children Cara and Ross, son in law Josh, three grandchildren, sister Margaret and brother Angus.


Vale Malcolm Young. AC/DC founder, rock & roll legend, Ashfield Boys High graduate, long term Balmain local. The Inner West has lost one of its best.