Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, promoter
Michael Chugg and Australian rocker Jimmy Barnes attended the
service at St Mary's Cathedal. Younger brother Angus placed a
guitar on the casket, according to the Australian Associated
Eulogies read by family member Bradley Horsburgh and David
Albert, of the band's recording label, generated laughter and
tears, the AAP said.
Hundreds of fans lined the streets outside the cathedral as the
funeral procession left the church to the strains of Waltzing
Matilda played by a pipe band, the AAP said.
Young died on Nov 18 at age 64 after years of ill health. In a
statement after his death, Angus described him as "the driving
force behind the band...a perfectionist and a unique man."
He last performed with the band in 2014, also the year in which
his family confirmed he was suffering from dementia.
Best known for hits including "Highway to Hell" from 1979 and
"Back in Black" from 1980, AC/DC was inducted into the Rock &
Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.
The band has sold more than 200 million albums across the world
and continues to find younger fans.
(Reporting by Jill Gralow, writing by Sonali Desai, editing by
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