AC/DC‘s Malcolm Young was remembered at a private ceremony earlier today at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney, Australia. According to The Australian, the service was attended by many of those closest to the guitar icon, including his band mates Angus Young, singer Brian Johnson, bassists Cliff Williams and Mark Evans, and drummer Phil Rudd. According to Ultimate Classic Rock, “Young’s 1963 Gretch guitar, known as “The Beast,” was placed on his coffin in the cathedral. Guests were given a memorial booklet which included a black guitar pick, with one side featuring the letters “M” and “Y,” split by the AC/DC thunderbolt graphic, and the other carrying Young’s birth and death dates of Jan. 6, 1953 and Nov. 18, 2017.”
A statement in the memorial booklet read, “Malcolm’s family thank you for your love, support and overwhelming outpouring of kindness during this time. They ask that you remember Malcolm as a man who was generous and had immense talent. His enormous legacy to his family and music industry worldwide will never be forgotten.”
As you’ll see in the photos below, Angus Young carried his elder brother’s guitar from the church as the coffin was placed in a hearse. The following cortege was led by the Scots College Pipes and Drums Band, who played an solemn medley including the AC/DC classic “It’s A Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ’n’ Roll).”
Rest in peace Malcolm, and thank you.
— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) November 28, 2017
Angus Young waits to place a guitar in the hearse as they load the casket of his brother @acdc co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young following his funeral at St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, today. https://t.co/w0oLGlSkfZ #PicoftheDay pic.twitter.com/5lm0EMxKQr
— AAP Multimedia (@aap_multimedia) November 28, 2017
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For more photos, head over to The Australian.