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We Reflect On The Impact George Young Had On Aussie Music

John Paul Young knew George Young well, particularly as he produced many songs for the Love Is In The Air singer.

John Paul Young said, George Young had a massive effect on his career and he never knocked back a song that was offered by him.

Jeff Apter wrote the successful novel “High Voltage – The Life of Angus Young”, about the infamous band ACDC and speaks about Young’s influence on their success.

Hear their chats with Gary and Mark below!

About George Young

George Young was born in Glasgow, Scotland, with his family emigrating to Australia in 1963.

George shot to fame with The Easybeats in the mid 60's, he co-wrote almost all their songs, first with singer Stevie Wright (who passed away in 2015) then later with lead guitarist Harry Vanda.

When the band broke up in 1970, Vanda & Young concentrated on writing and producing pop and rock songs for other recording artists, as well as occasionally for themselves under various stage names, most notably as Flash & The Pan.

With Vanda and businessman Ted Albert, he also formed Albert Productions. 

He then helped his younger brothers Malcolm and Angus producing their fledgling group, the legendary AC/DC.

He also produced early hits for Rose Tattoo, The Angels, John Paul Young and many other acts. 

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