- Category : 1946-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (16,21,51,57)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sphinx 4
Australian musician, songwriter and record producer, best known as a member of the 1960s Australian rock band The Easybeats, and as a co-writer of the international hits "Friday on My Mind" and "Love Is in the Air," the latter recorded by John Paul Young (no relation). Young was also the producer of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, which used to feature his younger brother Malcolm Young and continues to feature his younger brother Angus.
He moved to Australia with his family as a teenager in 1962. Young first achieved international success in the 1960s as the rhythm guitarist in the band The Easybeats; Young co-wrote nearly all of their songs, first with singer Stevie Wright, then later with lead guitarist, Harry Vanda.
After the band dissolved in 1970, Vanda & Young concentrated on writing and producing pop and rock songs for other recording artists, and under various stage names, most notably Flash and the Pan.
With Vanda and businessman Ted Albert, they formed Albert Productions in Sydney in 1973. He also helped his younger brothers with their AC/DC band/project that went on to become a massive success internationally.
In 1988, he was inducted, along with Harry Vanda, into the inaugural class of the ARIA Hall of Fame. After retiring from the music industry in the late 1990s, George Young resided mainly in Portugal with his family. Young died on 22 October 2017, aged 70.