AC/DC ’s Original Drummer, Colin Burgess, Dead at 77

AC/DC Mourns the Loss of Original Drummer, Colin Burgess, at Age 77

In a somber announcement on their official Instagram page, iconic rock band AC/DC revealed the passing of their original drummer, Colin Burgess, at the age of 77. The announcement, made on December 16, has left the rock community and fans in mourning as they remember the influential musician.

The post on AC/DC’s Instagram read, “Very sad to hear of the passing of Colin Burgess. He was our first drummer and a very respected musician. Happy memories, rock in peace, Colin.”

While the official cause of death has not been disclosed, fans and fellow musicians have begun expressing their condolences and sharing memories of Burgess. Known for his brief but impactful tenure with AC/DC, Burgess played a crucial role as the band’s first drummer alongside founding members Malcolm and Angus Young, bassist Larry Van Kriedt, and others.

Despite his relatively short four-month stint with the band, Burgess contributed to the recording of two songs, namely “Can I Sit Next To You, Girl” and “Rockin’ in the Parlour.”

Fans took to social media to pay their respects to the late drummer, expressing their sadness and admiration for his contributions to the world of rock music.

  • “Very sad news, may he rest in peace 🙏”
  • “Sad to hear that, rock in peace, Colin”
  • “😔 Rock In Peace Colin ⚡️🤘⚡️”
  • “He’s in great company in heaven right now. I look forward to his heavenly shows when I too leave this life. God bless and all my sympathies to each of his loved ones. Cheers to all of you meeting up again one day after you leave this life to join him.”

Colin Burgess, despite his brief time with AC/DC, left an indelible mark on the history of rock music. The band and its fans will continue to cherish his memory and contributions to the genre.

As the rock community reflects on the loss of Colin Burgess, his legacy as a foundational member of AC/DC will be remembered, and his influence on the genre will continue to resonate.