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Message 1578055 - Posted: 26 Sep 2014, 9:20:12 UTC

61yr old Malcolm Young has been diagnosed with dementia and has reportedly been admitted to an aged care facility for full-time care.

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/malcolm-young-cofounder-of-acdc-reportedly-in-care-for-dementia/story-e6frfn09-1227071296878

His nephew, Stevie Young, is taking his place with the band.

Be well Malcolm.
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Message 1578062 - Posted: 26 Sep 2014, 9:42:01 UTC

:( Good Luck Malcolm
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Message 1578118 - Posted: 26 Sep 2014, 12:27:21 UTC - in response to Message 1578055.  
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61yr old Malcolm Young has been diagnosed with dementia and has reportedly been admitted to an aged care facility for full-time care.

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/malcolm-young-cofounder-of-acdc-reportedly-in-care-for-dementia/story-e6frfn09-1227071296878

His nephew, Stevie Young, is taking his place with the band.

Be well Malcolm.

Only 61:(
http://www.acdc.com/us/news/message-acdc
After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group’s diehard legions of fans worldwide for their never-ending love and support.

In light of this news, AC/DC asks that Malcolm and his family’s privacy be respected during this time. The band will continue to make music.
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Message 1578280 - Posted: 26 Sep 2014, 17:37:47 UTC
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That's sad :(

61 IS young, especially to need full time care :( Best wishes for him and his family, definitely.
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Message 1578416 - Posted: 26 Sep 2014, 20:00:15 UTC

I've spent much time rocking out to AC/DC! I'm saddened by this news, but I suppose it is just a reminder that we're all subject to the same affliction: life.


Some Rock & Roll trivia that ties into my OzzFan namesake: Ozzy Osbourne has stated that his very controversial and widely misunderstood song Suicide Solution was written for AC/DC's original lead singer Bon Scott's alcohol problem. He said that the word 'solution' as it appears in the song title was meant with the alternative meaning "liquid" and not "answer to a problem" as many tend to interpret it. Ironically, this did nothing to wake Ozzy up to his own alcohol addiction that cost him so much.


At any rate, I've seen the effects of demetia first hand and it is disheartening to witness. I'm sure his brother Angus will make sure Malcolm gets the best possible care.


Makes me even more upset that I missed that AC/DC concert back in 2006! Now I'll never have a chance to see that lineup again. :-(
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Message 1578421 - Posted: 26 Sep 2014, 20:05:20 UTC - in response to Message 1578416.  

I've spent much time rocking out to AC/DC! I'm saddened by this news, but I suppose it is just a reminder that we're all subject to the same affliction: life.


Some Rock & Roll trivia that ties into my OzzFan namesake: Ozzy Osbourne has stated that his very controversial and widely misunderstood song Suicide Solution was written for AC/DC's original lead singer Bon Scott's alcohol problem. He said that the word 'solution' as it appears in the song title was meant with the alternative meaning "liquid" and not "answer to a problem" as many tend to interpret it. Ironically, this did nothing to wake Ozzy up to his own alcohol addiction that cost him so much.


At any rate, I've seen the effects of demetia first hand and it is disheartening to witness. I'm sure his brother Angus will make sure Malcolm gets the best possible care.


Makes me even more upset that I missed that AC/DC concert back in 2006! Now I'll never have a chance to see that lineup again. :-(


I saw them once, back in 1997, I think... with my mum:) I was literally deaf for three days afterwards!:))) Heard those guys wear earplugs when they're giving a concert...
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Message 1578447 - Posted: 26 Sep 2014, 20:33:51 UTC - in response to Message 1578280.  

That's sad :(

61 IS young, especially to need full time care :( Best wishes for him and his family, definitely.

I hope the aged care facility play some of his songs.
For all at the facility.
Let's rock.
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Message 1578501 - Posted: 26 Sep 2014, 21:34:38 UTC

I saw them quite a lot during the 70's when they were doing their pub gigs around Sydney.
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Message 1578526 - Posted: 26 Sep 2014, 22:17:16 UTC
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AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (The Globe - Stockholm, Sweden 2009)
Sorry Glenn Savill. Acca Dacca it is:)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haeNM8oPqG8

I will Always remember "TNT".
Why? My girlfriend is called Miss Dynamite.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR30knJs4Xk
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Message 1578606 - Posted: 27 Sep 2014, 3:31:03 UTC - in response to Message 1578526.  

AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (The Globe - Stockholm, Sweden 2009)
Sorry Glenn Savill. Acca Dacca it is:)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haeNM8oPqG8

I will Always remember "TNT".
Why? My girlfriend is called Miss Dynamite.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR30knJs4Xk


My second favorite song.
AC/DC-It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll)

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Message 1578615 - Posted: 27 Sep 2014, 3:55:49 UTC

I've got 110 of their songs and there's not a bad 1 amongst them.

Cheers.
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Message 1578628 - Posted: 27 Sep 2014, 4:56:50 UTC - in response to Message 1578501.  

I saw them quite a lot during the 70's when they were doing their pub gigs around Sydney.


Whoa! That bit of info will probably pop into my head whenever I see one of your comments from now on :)
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Message 1578636 - Posted: 27 Sep 2014, 5:17:34 UTC - in response to Message 1578628.  

I also saw them in the 70's, with my brother (who also went to the same school in Ashfield, NSW) in Yeovil, Somerset.....the 'Lock-up Your Daughters' tour (still got the badge, too). I next saw them at Monsters of Rock, at Donington in 1981(?).
Don't take life too seriously, as you'll never come out of it alive!
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Message 1578759 - Posted: 27 Sep 2014, 13:53:25 UTC - in response to Message 1578606.  
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AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (The Globe - Stockholm, Sweden 2009)
Sorry Glenn Savill. Acca Dacca it is:)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haeNM8oPqG8
I will Always remember "TNT".
Why? My girlfriend is called Miss Dynamite.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR30knJs4Xk

My second favorite song.
AC/DC-It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll)

Bagpipes! It is an instrument too underestimated by many:)
Angus Young was born in Scotland. Homesick?

What happened to the fun in Music today.
In those days it was fun.
Or am I getting old...
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Message 1578782 - Posted: 27 Sep 2014, 15:00:56 UTC - in response to Message 1578759.  

What happened to the fun in Music today.
In those days it was fun.
Or am I getting old...


No, no!! NOT getting old :)

The last great super-group were Guns 'n' Roses. It's been 25 years and I'm still waiting for someone to come along and fill their shoes!

('Some might say' Oasis, but you can't rock-out to the Gallagher bros)
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Message 1578790 - Posted: 27 Sep 2014, 15:24:26 UTC - in response to Message 1578782.  

What happened to the fun in Music today.
In those days it was fun.
Or am I getting old...


No, no!! NOT getting old :)

The last great super-group were Guns 'n' Roses. It's been 25 years and I'm still waiting for someone to come along and fill their shoes!

('Some might say' Oasis, but you can't rock-out to the Gallagher bros)


I was talking about fun Music:)
AC/DC - Ain't no fun (waiting round to be a millionaire)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AfKGBXhMyw
2 minutes and 20 seconds before changing chords:)
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Message 1578803 - Posted: 27 Sep 2014, 16:03:39 UTC

Thunderstruck

My favorite song.

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Message 1578812 - Posted: 27 Sep 2014, 16:16:33 UTC - in response to Message 1578803.  

Thunderstruck
My favorite song.

Thats Thors favourite song too.
Acca Dacca AKA AC/DC - Thunderstruck

Hail Thor and Frigga.
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Message 1578872 - Posted: 27 Sep 2014, 21:46:17 UTC - in response to Message 1578790.  

I was talking about fun Music:)
AC/DC - Ain't no fun (waiting round to be a millionaire)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AfKGBXhMyw
2 minutes and 20 seconds before changing chords:)


No argument here!! Though really fun music usually ends @2:20!:)

Hey! Ho! Let's go!

BTW Been singing 'It's a long way to the top' in my head all day today
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Message 1578909 - Posted: 28 Sep 2014, 0:03:34 UTC - in response to Message 1578872.  
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I was talking about fun Music:)
AC/DC - Ain't no fun (waiting round to be a millionaire)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AfKGBXhMyw
2 minutes and 20 seconds before changing chords:)


No argument here!! Though really fun music usually ends @2:20!:)

Hey! Ho! Let's go!

BTW Been singing 'It's a long way to the top' in my head all day today

Really. Is @2:20 UTC time?
Then we have some hours left.

The Ramones. Oh my happy days as a conscript:)
I dont remember any Acca Dacca though.
But it must have been....
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