Bon Scott

Bon Scott

Real Name:
Ronald Belford Scott
Profile:
Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott (9 July 1946 – 19 February 1980) was an Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was born in Kirriemuir, Scotland, and emigrated to Melbourne, Australia with his family in 1952 at the age of six.

Scott formed his first band, The Spektors, in 1964 and became the band's drummer and occasional lead vocalist. He performed in several other bands including The Valentines and Fraternity before replacing Dave Evans as the lead singer of AC/DC in 1974.

AC/DC's popularity grew throughout the 1970s, initially in Australia, and then internationally. Their 1979 album Highway to Hell reached the top twenty in the United States, and the band seemed on the verge of a commercial breakthrough. However, on 19 February 1980, Scott died after a night of partying in London. AC/DC briefly considered disbanding, but the group quickly recruited vocalist Brian Johnson of the British glam rock band Geordie. AC/DC's subsequent album, Back in Black, was released only five months later, and was a tribute to Scott. It went on to become the second best-selling album in history.
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Bon Scott Discography

Albums

Bon Scott With The Valentines (4) Bon Scott With The Valentines (4) - The Early Years (Comp, Album) World Of Blueline UK 1988 Sell This Version
VSOP CD261 Bon Scott With Fraternity Bon Scott With Fraternity - Livestock(CD, Album, RE) Connoisseur Collection VSOP CD261 UK 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SEACD 6 Bon Scott With The Spektors Bon Scott With The Spektors - With The Spektors(CD, EP) See For Miles Records Ltd. SEACD 6 France 1992 Sell This Version
Bon Scott Round And Round And Round (EP, Maxi) Head Office Records Australia 1996 Sell This Version

Compilations

RVLP-33 Bon Scott Seasons Of Change 1968-1972(LP, Comp) Raven Records RVLP-33 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
SEE CD 247 Bon Scott With The Valentines (4) & Fraternity Bon Scott With The Valentines (4) & Fraternity - The Early Years(CD, Comp) See For Miles Records Ltd. SEE CD 247 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Bon Scott & Fraternity Bon Scott & Fraternity - Complete Sessions 1971-72 (Comp) Raven Records Australia 1996 Sell This Version
Bon Scott Round And Round The Forgotten Tales (Comp) Starline Media Entertainment Europe 2011 Sell This Version