For Those Born Today, We Salute You
AC/DC’s Cliff Williams marks another birthday today. Born December 14, 1949, in Essex, England, Cliff turns 62. He’s been with AC/DC as their English bandmate (bassist and backing vocalist) for almost 35 years.
According to Susan Masino’s 2009 book, “Let There Be Rock: The Story of AC/DC”, Angus Young admitted that he was partly motivated to hire Cliff because of the bassist’s good looks, thinking that would attract more women to their concerts!
Still, you don’t get to stay in a band that huge without having some skill at what you do, although it doesn’t hurt if you’re not hard on the women’s eyes for the all-important female audience…
Here’s Cliff talking about his early influences, his start in the business and playing with the band: