He had been battling dementia for the past three years, so maybe this is a blessing. 64 seems awfully young to go out at. It's hitting really close because my mom was only 71, and she was in perfect physical health but Alzheimer's got her. I would say that she was probably only 66 when I first noticed signs, but it's hard to know when because I've come through my weirdness honestly from both my mom and dad, so I don't know if things she did before then were actually signs of early onset Alzheimer's.
Anyhow I hope he's rocking up there in rock and roll heaven today with his older brother George, Bon Scott, and all the other musical legends who have died way too early. At my school's football games, they always plays the beginning of "Hell's Bells", but I wonder if they'll do that today. I think Young wouldn't care, but who knows what could cause controversy nowadays. Not that I want to live in the past, but when I watch MTV Classic with everything that's been going on recently, I wonder how some of those singers and bands couldn't get away with even half as much as they did back then.
I think I'm going to go listen to AC/DC now in honor of Young.
Post by thelistenercanon on Nov 18, 2017 22:06:27 GMT
Probably my favorite rhythm guitarist of all time. I know people complain about AC/DC's music being redundant, but I've always felt that was the charm and style that worked for them. Plus, he and Angus came up with great riffs.