AC/DC drummer dies aged 77

The original drummer of the iconic rock band AC/DC, Colin Burgess, has passed away at the age of 77, prompting a mourning period for the group. AC/DC officially announced the sad news through a social media statement, paying tribute to the esteemed musician.
In their poignant message, AC/DC conveyed their grief, stating, "We are deeply saddened by Burgess's passing. He served as our inaugural drummer and was a highly respected musician. Fond memories linger; may Colin rock in peace."

Although the specific cause of Burgess's demise remains undisclosed, his lasting impact on the realm of rock and roll is undeniable. He held the position of AC/DC's drummer for a brief yet influential period from November 1973 to February 1974.

While part of AC/DC, Burgess became part of the band's original lineup, which included the founding members, such as the Young siblings, Angus and Malcolm, singer Dave Evans, and bassist Larry Van Kriedt. His debut performance with AC/DC occurred at Sydney's Chequers nightclub, marking the commencement of his journey with the legendary rock ensemble.
Regrettably, Burgess's stint with AC/DC was relatively short-lived, concluding in 1974 shortly after the release of their first breakthrough single, "Can I Sit Next to You Girl." His departure was linked to an incident during a live performance where he faced accusations of being intoxicated on stage.

In an effort to salvage his standing in the band, Burgess asserted that his drink had been spiked. Unfortunately, despite his attempts, he was unable to retain his position. Nevertheless, his brief time with AC/DC left an indelible mark on the band's early history.
Before becoming a member of AC/DC, Burgess had already established himself as a skilled drummer through his tenure with the Australian rock band The Masters Apprentices, where he performed from 1968 to 1972. The band's notable contributions to the music scene led to their well-deserved induction into Australia's ARIA Hall of Fame in 1988.

Burgess's passing serves as a poignant reminder of the impact he made on the realm of rock music. Although his stint with AC/DC was relatively brief, his role as the band's original drummer remains a cherished part of their history. His musical legacy and the memories he forged during his time with the iconic rock group will endure.

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