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Malcolm Young, we won't forget your riffs

A Brazilian radio station has released a short film of dementia sufferers enjoying AC/DC music as a tribute to founding member Malcolm Young.

He was forced to retire last year after his own form of the illness caused him to start forgetting the iconic riffs he’d created over the past four decades.

Now 89FM have launched their tribute clip in order to show that Young’s music will last long after he’s not able to remember it himself.

Their message to the rhythm guitar icon is: “Malcolm, these are real people who suffer from diseases like yours. Most of their memories have disappeared. And you see – while listening to your riffs, what they clearly forgot was their dementias.

“Although you might someday forget about the world, the world will never forget you, Malcolm. Your music will always be stronger than your disease.”

The station hope the message will get direct to Young via the hashtag #unforgettableriffs. AC/DC last week began their world tour in support of latest album Rock Or Bust, with Young’s nephew Stevie in his place. They reach the UK in June.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.