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Rock Royalty Turn Out To Farewell AC/DC's Malcolm Young

Family and friends of rock legend Malcolm Young have remembered the AC/DC guitarist as a "humble" man and the musical mastermind behind the massively successful band at a funeral service at Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral today.

Hundreds of mourners including Young's brother, Angus, and Cold Chisel frontman Jimmy Barnes pilled into the pews to farewell the 64 year old.

MALCOLM YOUNG'S FUNERAL PROCESSION LEAVES ST MARY'S CATHEDRAL

Mourners were given guitar picks with their programs at the service. 

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Eulogies were read by Bradley Horsburgh and David Albert.

AC/DC was managed by the Albert family from the band's beginnings in Sydney in 1973.

Mr Albert said Malcolm had a huge impact on the music industry and that he was a quiet, humble and understated man who loved being surrounded by his family all the while being a "musical mastermind".

Malcolm Young made his name as guitarist and songwriter with the seminal Australian rock group, died on November 18 aged 64 after a period of ill health.

He is survived by his wife Linda and their children Ross and Cara.

Tuesday's funeral comes as Australia's best musical talent gathers in Sydney for the ARIA Awards.

AAP/ABC

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