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Today George Young died! George was 70.




Why was he significant to music ? He and Harry Vanda were the driving force of The Easybeats and were mentors to Malcolm & Angus Young, George's brothers in their career and starting up AC/DC and their marketing worldwide. So you see he was significant, not only in Oz, but to music as a whole worldwide.


Vanda & Young produced landmark albums such as Let There Be Rock, Powerage, If You Want Blood You've Got It, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, High Voltage/TNT, amongst others


This is a selected list of songs co-written by Vanda & Young:[13]

"Friday On My Mind" – The Easybeats (1966) Aust No. 1, US No. 16, UK No. 6, also recorded by David Bowie, London, Gary Moore, Richard Thompson

"Good Times" – The Easybeats 1968, INXS with Jimmy Barnes 1986

"I'm on Fire" / "Watch Me Burn" – Mike Furber 1969

"Life is Getting Better" – Flake June 1971 Aust No. 48.[17]

"Evie, Parts 1, 2 & 3" – Stevie Wright 1974 Aust No. 1, The Wrights, Suzi Quatro

"Hard Road" – Stevie Wright 1974, Rod Stewart

"Yesterday's Hero" – John Paul Young 1975, Bay City Rollers 1976

"Black Eyed Bruiser" – Stevie Wright 1975, Rose Tattoo 2007

"Standing in the Rain" – John Paul Young 1976

"I Hate the Music" – John Paul Young 1976

"Hey St Peter" – Flash and the Pan 1977

"Love Is in the Air" – John Paul Young (1978) Aust No. 2, US No. 7, UK No. 5

"Down Among the Dead Men" – Flash and the Pan 1978

"Walking in the Rain" – Flash and the Pan 1978, Grace Jones

"Don't You Walk That Way" - Duke Jupiter 1982

"Waiting for a Train" – Flash and the Pan 1983

"Midnight Man" – Flash and the Pan 1984

"Show No Mercy" – Mark Williams 1989

"Runnin' for the Red Light (I Gotta Life)" – Meat Loaf 1995

"Far Shore" - Judith Durham & The Seekers 1997

RIP George, you gave us so much and will be missed.

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Yes I saw this.


I loved "Friday On My Mind" when I was a kid - one of my first 45s. I can still remember some of the lyrics.


As you say, elder brother to Malcolm and Angus and a guiding force behind AC/DC in their early days.



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