Starting his career in Sydney, and attending Sefton High School as his secondary school, George Young first achieved international success in the 1960s as the rhythm guitarist in the band the Easybeats. During his career, Young co-produced releases by the likes of AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, The Angels and John Paul Young, and even played as AC/DC’s bass guitarist for a short time. He was inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame with Vanda in 1998, before The Easybeats were inducted in 2005.
After retiring from the music industry in the late 1990s, George Young resided mainly in Portugal with his family. “A consummate songwriter, trailblazing producer, artist, mentor and extraordinary musician, George was above all else a gentleman who was unfailingly modest, charming, intelligent and loyal; a man with a wonderful sense of humour.George was a pioneer who, with close friends Harry Vanda and Ted Albert, created a new sound for the Australian music industry,” the music publishing and recording house Alberts, which had both the Easybeats and AC/DC in its stable said in a statement.