Bon Scott

Real Name:
Ronald Belford Scott
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Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott (9 July 1946 – 19 February 1980) was an Australian rock vocalist, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was born in Kirriemuir, Scotland, and emigrated to Australia with his family in 1952 at the age of six. The family initially settled in Melbourne, but moved to Fremantle, Western Australia., where Bon joined his first band, The Spektors, in 1964, as the drummer and occasional lead vocalist. He performed in several other bands, notably The Valentines (4) 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 was on the verge of a commercial breakthrough. However, on 19 February 1980, Scott died after a night of drinking in London. AC/DC briefly considered disbanding, but the group 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.

Bon was voted the greatest rock frontman of all time in Classic Rock No. 68.

Author Clinton Walker wrote the first biography of Bon Scott, 'Highway To Hell: The Life & Times Of AC/DC Legend Bon Scott'.

Previously worked as a postman.
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Albums

ACH 80018 Livestock — Bon Scott Bon Scott With Fraternity Bon Scott With Fraternity - Livestock (Album) Archive Recordings ACH 80018 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

7243 8 74094 2 2 Round And Round And Round — Bon Scott Bon Scott Round And Round And Round (EP, Maxi) Head Office Records 7243 8 74094 2 2 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
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Compilations

RVLP-33 Seasons Of Change 1968-1972 — Bon Scott Bon Scott Seasons Of Change 1968-1972(LP, Comp, Spl) Raven Records RVLP-33 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
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SEE CD 247 The Early Years — Bon Scott Bon Scott With The Valentines (4) & Fraternity Bon Scott With The Valentines (4) & Fraternity - The Early Years (Comp) See For Miles Records Ltd. SEE CD 247 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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C5-520 The Early Years — Bon Scott Bon Scott With The Valentines (4) Bon Scott With The Valentines (4) - The Early Years (Comp) World Of Blueline C5-520 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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RVCD-56 Complete Sessions 1971-72 — Bon Scott Bon Scott & Fraternity Bon Scott & Fraternity - Complete Sessions 1971-72 (Comp) Raven Records RVCD-56 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
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SEECD 704 Bon Scott With The Spektors And The Valentines — Bon Scott Bon Scott With The Spektors And The Valentines (4) Bon Scott With The Spektors And The Valentines (4) - Bon Scott With The Spektors And The Valentines(CD, Comp) See For Miles Records Ltd. SEECD 704 UK 1999 Sell This Version
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SME011-2 Round And Round The Forgotten Tales — Bon Scott Bon Scott Round And Round The Forgotten Tales (Comp) Starline Media Entertainment SME011-2 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
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CDLEMBOX240 Seasons Of Change (The Complete Recordings 1970-1974) — Bon Scott Fraternity Featuring Bon Scott Fraternity Featuring Bon Scott - Seasons Of Change (The Complete Recordings 1970-1974)(Box, Comp + CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album, RE, RM ) Lemon Recordings CDLEMBOX240 UK 2021 Sell This Version
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LM3800 Bon Scott The Bon Scott Archives The Lost Tapes(CD, Comp) Laser Media LM3800 Ireland Unknown Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

SEACD 6 With The Spektors — Bon Scott Bon Scott With The Spektors Bon Scott With The Spektors - With The Spektors(CD) See For Miles Records Ltd. SEACD 6 UK 1992 Sell This Version