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Angus Young is well-known for his trademark schoolboy uniform and Gibson SG.

Angus Young (born March 31 1955 in Glasgow Scotland) is one of the songwriters and the lead guitarist of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. Young and his family moved to Sydney, Australia where he and his brother Malcolm played in a few rock bands before they founded AC/DC in 1973.

After wearing various costumes on stage (including one called SuperAng, consisting of a Zorro-like cape and hat and a Superman-style top with a large A), Angus Young followed a suggestion from his sister and began wearing his Ashfield Boys' High school uniform on stage, which has become one of the trademarks of AC/DC. For many years the band claimed that Angus was born in 1959 rather than 1955, and perpetuated the myth that he was still a schoolboy when the band formed.

His trademark guitar is the Gibson SG which being light in weight, and having a "fast neck" is well suited to Angus own small frame, and his quick-fingered blues playing style. The 'horns' of the 'double cutaway' body, also mirror Angus' use of devil's horns as a rebellious image.

During live shows, he would clamber on singer Bon Scott's shoulders and they would make their way through the audience with smoke streaming from a satchel on Angus' back while he played an extended solo. Even in later years, Angus Young is notorious for his intense moves and jumps onstage such as his own version of the Duck Walk, which was inspired from his idol Chuck Berry. Another gimmick is Angus's strip act. In the Live at Donington DVD, this is shown in the song "Jailbreak." Yet another gimmick is Angus's "Spasms", during which he throws himself to the ground, kicking, shaking, and spinning in circles.da:Angus Young de:Angus Young fr:Angus Young it:Angus Young nl:Angus Young ja:アンガス・ヤング pl:Angus Young sv:Angus Young

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