How tall is Angus Young

Angus Young's Height

5ft 2in (157.5 cm)

Scottish-Australian singer and guitarist from the band AC/DC.

Angus Young - Manchester Apollo - 1982

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Average Guess (4 Votes)
5ft 1.56in (156.4cm)
Oanh said on 19/Sep/17
@LG69, Bon was max 5'7"
I think he looked taller because of his thin build, and standing next to Malcolm and Angus made him seem taller than he was. I think Mark Evans was taller
than Bon.
LG69 said on 18/Sep/17
5'2" for Angus. Rob, how tall do you think Bon Scott was? I've read anywhere from 5'7-5'8"
Adey P said on 3/Jul/17
Proof that you don't need stature to be a giant. Also proven by other AC/DC members, Prince, Bono, Danny De Vito etc.
Arch Stanton said on 5/Apr/17
Tiny bloke, max 5 ft 2, made Kelly Jones look tallish!
Angel Death said on 11/Jul/16
Angus Young has said in a interview that he is 5 feet 3 inches tall. The entire Young family is very short. Bon Scott was around 5 feet 6 inches tall and Brain Johnson is 5 feet 5 inches tall. They may be small but AC/DC rock bigger than anyone around!
Brad said on 10/Feb/16
As listed last night. Starting to look stupid in the "outfit" as he gets in his 60's.
Aza said on 7/Feb/16
My fav rock guitarist! Good listing.
king said on 7/Dec/15
Height does not matter at all, Angus is very short but he definitely makes up for it on stage. His short stature means he can jump around lively like a small boy.
Smelly Muffin said on 3/Apr/15
Angus is the man. He could blow away people twice his size off the stage.
erick said on 13/Aug/14
he might be small physically, but he is a giant on stage!
usmcvietvet1967 said on 13/Mar/14
Angus may only be 5'2" but he plays and performs like a little GIANT ! AC/DC
is THE BEST live act I have seen...EVER !
johoro said on 21/Dec/13
I have known Angus forever and up close. He is so tiny and jokes about it, but he really is a giant when he hits he stage!
metalmaiden1973 said on 14/Jul/13
its not the size of your pencil but how you write your name!! this guy rocks!! pure n simple.
ac/dc rocks said on 29/May/13
what about malcolm he's only 5'3''?
K'mon said on 10/Apr/13
Might be short but this guy is a giant. Tell me of one other rock band that can be as devastating on stage as AC/DC? There used to be the Gunners, now there is no one. And Angus is their strongest argument.
Beebop9003 said on 28/Dec/12
It is not his size in physical stature that makes him who and what he is today.but the measure of his musical greatness.
Danimal said on 20/Dec/11
Jack says on 12/Nov/11
Malcolm is actually 5''5 but angus is right

hahaha...No he's not. Malcolm WAS max 5'3" in his early days. Angus 5'2". Brian WAS 5'5"..
eric said on 19/Dec/11
nice guy, down´╗┐ to earth. angus isn't so subconscious about his height like other celebs. rock god, period. i'm done.
Jack said on 12/Nov/11
Malcolm is actually 5''5 but angus is right
Janina Sth said on 7/Nov/11
How about Small faces??Did they take the namne because they were small in stature???
Holly said on 3/Nov/11
Angus is 5"2 and Malcolm is 5"3 - can't believe I'm taller than my heros!!
seax said on 7/Oct/11
this is insane. he cant be 157cm
Lou Gubrius said on 6/Oct/11
Sounds bang-on (I think Cliff Williams is the giant in the band at about 5-7). On the short list no pun intended of the best rock bands ever.
Danimal said on 19/Aug/11
Has been listed as high as 5'4" in his glory days. Was closer to 5'2"-5'3".
Pete G. said on 19/Aug/11
Angus and Malcolm might be small in stature but they are Huge in Rock n Roll talent.
Pete G. said on 19/Aug/11
Angus and Malcolm might be small in stature but they are Huge in Rock n Roll talent.
xD said on 19/Jun/07
really? thats ****ing awesome!
glenn said on 7/May/07
glenn said on 1/Apr/07
not that long ago? what? how long ago? they havnt promoted anything in 5-7 mean a repeat? a phone in? as far as i know they havnt been to nyc since 2002.unless they are mastering the new album here.they do sneak the albums in.any talk of the new cd?
Viper said on 1/Apr/07
It doesnt surprise me that Brian's voice is shot right now. That guy screams his heart out.
Danimal said on 31/Mar/07
They were on Howard Stern not that long ago and yeah, Brian couldn't sing for @#$#@ anymore.
glenn said on 31/Mar/07
yeah,20 years ago.i despised it.what a lazy band.havnt even entered a studio to record,at least not as of 4 months ago.they demoed 30 songs 2 years ago.what happened? gosh.5 years between albums at first,now sure itll be out by the end of the year i hope.they usually sneak it upon you too.if we are lucky,the summer.such a wait,it better be the double cd its rumored to be.i doubt it.nobody does doubles.hardly.and,its announced as their rumor is that brians voice is shot.
Viper said on 31/Mar/07
Maximum Overdrive is the ultimate cult classic 80s movie. I really thought Emilio Estevez looked 5-7 in it.
Danimal said on 30/Mar/07
Did you ever see Maximum Overdrive Glenn? Who Made Who was the soundtrack for that movie.
glenn said on 30/Mar/07
how can i forget about fly.i hated it better now.loved find it too pop.yeah,fly is the worst.2nd would be stiff.the reason fly survives better than stiff for me at least is the memories it brings.i bought the albums out the box.starting with flick.
Danimal said on 30/Mar/07
LEast good for me would either have been Fly On The Wall or the one just before Razor's Edge (mental block). My favorite is Let There Be Rock, Back in Black and Dirty Deeds..
glenn said on 30/Mar/07
i thought it was their least good album.alot of people did.gotta relisten to it.i hated ballbreaker.i like it now.
Danimal said on 29/Mar/07
Hey Glenn, if you liked Powerage, then you probably like Stiff Upper Lip.
glenn said on 29/Mar/07
all kinds of metal out there.i know alot of zeppelin doesnt sound like metal,but alot of it does.whole lotta love is a pretty heavy song for its time.
Viper said on 29/Mar/07
You might be right Glenn. When I think of metal, I think of really fast playing. But I guess that would be categorized as speed metal.
glenn said on 29/Mar/07
flick of the switch was their rawest with fave lp brian era is for those about to rock.bon era is powerage.heavy metal my friend.early,blues based hard rock,which is a term i hate.all hard rock is metal.
glenn said on 29/Mar/07
yeah,d.i just look at it as people i know, and dont know have it way worst than we do.
Viper said on 28/Mar/07
Comparing the Bon Scott era to Brian Johnson is interesting. The songs in the Bon Scott era were just great, dirty hard crunchy rock. The songs during the Brian Johnson era are great rock songs that flow perfectly and more accessible to the mainstream.
Danimal said on 28/Mar/07
Yeah man, it's hard to find balance, huh? When things are going well, I always find a way to question it and end up screwing things up as a result.
glenn said on 28/Mar/07
up and down.when im broke,im well mentally,when im doing good financially,im stressed in other ways.backwards.i cant win.
Lmeister said on 28/Mar/07
AC/DC is the best band ever. When I was younger I used like Brian Johnson more, but nowadays prefer the old Bon Scott albums. My first hardrock album was the Razors Edge and I still love it...
Danimal said on 27/Mar/07
Life sucked for the last 5+ weeks, but things are picking up lately. How you doin' man?
glenn said on 27/Mar/07
how ya been d?
Danimal said on 26/Mar/07
Riff Raff on If You Want Blood You've Got It is awesome!
glenn said on 25/Mar/07
im more a brian johnson fan.but my favorite song is riff raff.
glenn said on 25/Mar/07
bon was supposedly 5-6.
Viper said on 25/Mar/07
Im rocking out to Shoot to Thrill right now. My favorite ACDC song. You can dance to this.
sco B said on 25/Mar/07
seems about right, but height does not have much to do with it. I'm 5'7" an 16 and I still cannot play the blues solos like angus can. Yeah ACDC is a pretty short band. But they do rock hard and they do rock good. Bon was 5'5" right, he actually seemed pretty tall in a video on with the valentines.
Geoff said on 7/Mar/07
AC-DC appeared at our high school in Toowoomba about 1976 supported by TMG. Concerts were banned for about 20 years after that.
glenn said on 25/Feb/07
correct.rudd,a tough photo to get,is 5-6.
Edwin said on 25/Feb/07
R, yes, I believe Rudd is pretty small too, maybe 5-6ish? Cliff always looked "tall" compared to the others but apparently is in the 5-7 or 8 range.
R said on 7/Feb/07
Havn't seen any mention of Phil Rudd, guess he is tiny also?
Glenn said on 9/Jan/07
Yeah,he loves fans.
Marty o said on 8/Jan/07
5'2 is about right. I met Angus in the mid-80s after a show. He was totally cool with signing autographs and BSing with the small group of fans. I respect that guy.
LGT said on 31/Dec/06
Dwarf don't be an idiot! There are ways to calculate from pictures...
Dwarf said on 1/Dec/06
If you see people on a picture, you can't say exactly what their high is!
Ajax said on 5/Nov/06
I've seen many, many pictures of fans who've had their pictures taken with Angus Young. Never, never has Angus been as tall as or taller than the fan in the photo. Ever. I've been within 10 feet of him myself and I'd say he's 5'2", maybe 5'3" at the absolute most.
Glenn said on 21/Oct/06
Powerage is my fave Bon LP.
Marissa said on 20/Oct/06
It gives hope to us short people everywhere. I love AC/DC especially Powerage that was sweet.
Glenn said on 17/Oct/06
I think Angus might be even smaller.
Fergus said on 15/Oct/06
Ohh Shit Man!!! I cannot believe it Gleen, AMAZING!LOL... They`re my idols speacilly angus..and i was wondering if angus got more than know, i have problems to grow up and im taking medicines and this is a hope man..tall is nothing just shit
Anonymous said on 28/Sep/06
I met Chris Slade (former drummer) in a pub once, pretty big guy in terms of build, probably about 5'10 or 5'11 though.
Danimal said on 28/Aug/06
Most of those songs are recycled from earlier days, including their classic "Ride On" (Bon Era), but there are a couple of new songs for the soundtracks, mostly without lyrics though. Sink the Pink is great though! It was off of Fly on the Wall and btw, I loved that movie!! Scary it was not, but entertaining it was!! Especially when the soda machine spits out the cans and hits the guy in the
Viper652 said on 28/Aug/06
You would never think this band is so damn short. They are one powerful hard rock band with so many classics. Danimal, since you are a huge horror fan I bet you have seen that Stephen King movie Maximum overdrive. Its an over the top cheesy horror classic but the best thing about it is the whole soundtrack consists of ACDC songs. How cool is that?
Danimal said on 27/Aug/06
Actually, Malcolm has states that his own height was 5'5" in one interview, which I found hilarious. I was willing to believe at one point that Angus WAS 5'3" and Malcolm 5'4", but not anylonger. Thing is, Cliff was no longer young in that pic with Glenn. I'm sure if he stood straight in that pic, he would have been only slightly shorter and take away 25 years (they don't take care of themselves) and he's at least 5'7", if not 5'8". Brian is shorter.
Glenn said on 26/Aug/06
Now THAT is true Viper.
Glenn said on 25/Aug/06
Not True.Malcom is 2 inches taller.
Viper652 said on 25/Aug/06
ACDC is a midget band.
Zig Zag Wanderer said on 24/Aug/06
I've been an AC/DC fan since I was three years old. I have read waaaayyy too many articles & interviews with these guys. Angus & Malcolm (according to both Angus & Bon) are the same height; 5'2". I've stood about four feet away from Angus, on the same level, & he's about the size of my leg. I don't think he gets enough to eat, peanuts or otherwise.
Danimal said on 7/Aug/06
Brad said: "What do they eat down under? Peanuts, gum?" HAHAHAHAHA
Brad said on 7/Aug/06
Geez 5' 8" is 4 inches shorter than 6' and these guys are shorter than 5' 8"? What do they eat down under? Peanuts, gum?
AC/DC Freak said on 24/Feb/06
Angus young is 5'2
in an interview on the guitar show he said so
Bill said on 23/Feb/06
Malcolm seems to be 5' 3"
Danimal said on 20/Jan/06
Yeah, they were all's right, Chris Slade was MUCH taller than the rest of them. He was the drummer in the Firm (Jimmy Page's project) and he was only slightly taller than Jimmy in some promo pics from what I recall..

Glenn, keep'em comin' dude!
Glenn said on 19/Jan/06
all midgets.bon was even 5-6.every drummer they had was 5-5.except chris slade from the razors edge period.he was 6 feet!cliff is 5-7.
Danimal said on 18/Jan/06
I have an old video of a concert from their Highway to Hell tour and on the back of the box, it states Angus's height as 5'3". I think he is probably 5'2", but NO way is Malcolm 5'5"

To answer your question A-Bomb, Cliff and Brian were the same height. I think it's possible that Cliff could have stretched out to 5'7" 25 years ago, when they filmed the Back in Black and You Shook Me all Night Long videos. So, Brian at his peak was probably 5'7" MAX. Next to Angus and Malcolm, Cliff and Brian always appeared to be giants. Simon Wright (ex drummer), Bon Scott (former singer) and all other members were all about 5'5"-5'6" as well, or shorter.
Marc said on 18/Jan/06
Maxim magazine recently had the "Greatest Short guys". Young was listed as 5'2". I believe that he is actually 5'2". Look at his guitar when he wears it, because it seems kinda large for him.
A-Bomb said on 18/Jan/06
How tall is Brian Johnson? I always figured 5'8"
Danimal said on 18/Jan/06
I had NO idea that Cliff was this short as well. I thought him and Brian Johnson were about 5'7"-5'8". I was evidently WAY off!! Cliff is MAX 5'6 1/2". Bon Scott was apparently only 5'5"-5'6" as well. Did they go out of their way to hire short band members, or was it a coincidence? The funny thing was that I read an article on Malcolm, where he stated that he was 5'5". Based on that pic with Glenn, Malcom is about 5'2"-5'3" MAX.

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