He’s one of the best-loved rock guitarist of all time and now AC/DC’s Angus Young has spoken out on his inspirations. The 65-year-old was a young teenager in the late 1960s when he first heard the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. Speaking in a new interview, the Scottish born Aussie said of AC/DC’s earlier records: “The thing is a lot of what goes in those albums, when we were younger, that’s where a lot of it all goes back to, at that point — like when I was an early teenager; 13 or 14. Music excited me, still at that age.”
Angus continued: “And I think back, in my time, what I liked music-wise, I had to wait up all night.
“I would be there all night, and then at about two o’clock in the morning, there was a man on the radio, and he would play rock music of this time.
“He was an American man. And I had a little radio, and I would sit there in my bed and wake up just for this guy. And there I was. And he would bang out the latest stuff.”
It was here where the future AC/DC lead guitarist first heard some of the greats.
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AC/DC’s Angus Young on being inspired by Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin 'I was SO excited' (Image: GETTY)
Led Zeppelin in their heyday (Image: GETTY)
Angus told Tiny TV in the interview below: “I heard [Jimi] Hendrix on there, I heard Cream — people like this.
“And later on, you started to get your [Led] Zeppelins and