ADRIAN VANDENBERG: How I Introduced ANGUS YOUNG To His Wife

ADRIAN VANDENBERG: How I Introduced ANGUS YOUNG To His Wife

Adrian Vandenberg has recalled how he introduced Angus Young to the woman that later became the AC/DC guitarist's wife of 38 years, Ellen.

Speaking on the "White Line Fever" podcast, the former WHITESNAKE guitarist said: "What you probably don't know this is I brought Angus and his wife together and they're still married.

"Ellen, Angus's wife, was a friend of mine when I was studying at university in the Dutch city of Arnhem. We always saw each other at rock shows and in bars," he continued.

Mrs. Young's maiden name is Ellen Van Lochem.

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"I was 21 or 22 and I had a rock band put together called TEASER and we had one album," Adrian said. "We were invited to be support act to AC/DC on a couple of shows and one of them was close to the town I was studying in and where Ellen also lived. She said, 'Adrian, can you put me on the guest list?' I said, 'Well, I'm going to try, but we are guests of AC/DC. I'm not sure we have the option to invite guests.

"But it worked. I put her on the guest list with two friends of hers. Imagine this: Ellen is almost as tall as I am and I'm six-foot-seven. I think Ellen is probably six-foot-four or something and we all know Angus is not the tallest guy.

"I told their bodyguard there's going to be three blond, very tall chicks coming up in a little bit backstage. Wouldn't it be funny to introduce them to the guys in AC/DC, you know, because they were all pretty short. He said, 'Yeah!' So he did, and Ellen called me up a couple of weeks later and said, 'Guess where I am?' She was in Paris or something, and a year later, they were married."

Vandenberg and his VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS released their latest album, "MK II", in November via Mascot Records.

Angus's brother Malcolm, who co-founded AC/DC with him in 1973, died in November at the age of 64 after suffering from dementia and failing health for several years.

Angus has not said publicly what he has planned for the future of AC/DC.

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