Quiz about Malcolm Young  ACDCs Backbone
Quiz about Malcolm Young  ACDCs Backbone

Malcolm Young: AC/DC's Backbone Quiz


Here's a quiz on the founder and rhythm guitarist of the greatest rock 'n' roll band in the history of time, AC/DC.

A multiple-choice quiz by DelGriffith. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
DelGriffith
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
154,929
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
1210
Last 3 plays: Guest 73 (8/10), Guest 71 (4/10), Guest 87 (4/10).
This quiz has 2 formats: you can play it as a or as shown below.
Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. When was Malcolm born? Hint

March 31, 1959
January 6, 1953
July 16, 1957
June 20, 1955

2. How old was Malcolm when his family moved to Australia? Hint

9
12
11
10

3. What type of guitar does Malcolm play? Hint

Gibson Les Paul
Iceman Ibanez
Gretsch Jet Firebird
Fender Telecaster

4. What did Malcolm do before venturing into music? Hint

Machine maintenance
Mechanic
Male escort
Boot black

5. What was one band Malcolm played with before forming AC/DC? Hint

The Easybeats
Buster Cherry
Purple Moon
Velvet Underground

6. Who was Malcolm's mentor and guitar coach? Hint

His brother Angus
His brother George
Eric Clapton
Chuck Berry

7. How did the Marcus Hook Roll Band have a profound effect on Malcolm? Hint

Posture
Recording methods
Tunings
Stage settings

8. Where did Malcolm's new band perform their very first live gig? Hint

Sydney, Australia
Melbourne, Australia
Brisbane, Australia
Glasgow, Scotland

9. Has Malcolm ever sung on an album or during a live concert?

Yes
No

10. How many brothers does Malcolm have? Hint

6
10
8
9


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. When was Malcolm born?

Answer: January 6, 1953

Malcolm was born on January 6, 1953 in Glasgow, Scotland.
2. How old was Malcolm when his family moved to Australia?

Answer: 10

Malcolm was 10 years old when the family moved to Australia, where several years later, AC/DC would be formed.
3. What type of guitar does Malcolm play?

Answer: Gretsch Jet Firebird

Malcolm has been playing his battered old Gretsch for many years. He plays a '63 G-1910 Firebird.
4. What did Malcolm do before venturing into music?

Answer: Machine maintenance

Malcolm worked for a bra company as a machine maintenance engineer immediately after leaving school.
5. What was one band Malcolm played with before forming AC/DC?

Answer: Velvet Underground

Malcolm played with Australia's "Velvet Underground" for a few years before teaming up with Angus to form AC/DC.
6. Who was Malcolm's mentor and guitar coach?

Answer: His brother George

Malcolm often says that his eldest brother George gave him pointers on playing, and steered the band in the right direction. George also helped out by producing a few of AC/DC's albums. Angus says that Chuck Berry was his guiding light (i.e. Duck Walk).
7. How did the Marcus Hook Roll Band have a profound effect on Malcolm?

Answer: Recording methods

Malcolm was appalled at how the "Marcus Hook Roll Band" recorded individual instrument tracks, then dubbed them over top of each other, and decided that AC/DC would never record like that.
8. Where did Malcolm's new band perform their very first live gig?

Answer: Sydney, Australia

AC/DC first performed live at a small Sydney club called "Chequers". They played a set of covers of the Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, and the Beatles.
9. Has Malcolm ever sung on an album or during a live concert?

Answer: Yes

Of course, Malcolm sings backup along with bassist Cliff Williams in almost every AC/DC track.
10. How many brothers does Malcolm have?

Answer: 6

There were eight Young children: seven boys and one girl.
Source: Author DelGriffith

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