INDIO, CA – APRIL 17: Musician Angus Young of AC/DC performs onstage during day 1 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 2) at The Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2015 in Indio, California. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella).
In honor of Angus Young’s 66th birthday today, we’d like to take a minute and recognize his greatness. Check out the top 10 guitar solos by Angus below, or watch him perform “Jailbreak” at Donnington Park in 1991 here.
A few things you may not know about Angus:
- He doesn’t drink alcohol. He prefers chocolate milk or coffee.
- Angus’ amp caught fire in the studio while recording “Let There Be Rock.”
- He’s a big fan of jazz music, and specifically Louis Armstrong.
- He dropped out of school at the age of 15 and became a typesetter.
- He never thought he’d be in a band with his brother, Malcolm.
- He thinks guitar solos are way easier than playing along with other people.
- He prefers a french fries and butter sandwich over a regular hamburger.
Happy birthday Angus!
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