If, like me, you’re of a certain age, AC/DC was hard to miss. Sure, there was the insouciance of their songs, and the feral goofiness of their wearing school uniforms on stage (years before the Kinks Ray Davies took a whack at it), but for this teenager, the band’s appeal was rooted in Malcom Young’s guitar. It shook me…all night long. His thick, crunchy riffs made it possible for even this punk-rock besotted teen to bang his head along with them. Silly? Undeniably; at times they could even turn embarrassingly stupid. But every time I was ready to put them aside, their sheer power brought me back. So it’s very sad to report that Malcom Young, a co-founder of the band, and the man behind that massive guitar sound, died today, aged 64. According to Rolling Stone, he’d been battling dementia for the past three years, and died surrounded by family. It may have been a long way to the top, but Malcom Young made it to the top of rock and roll.