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'.
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Albums

C5-520 Bon Scott - The Early Years album art Bon Scott With The Valentines (4) Bon Scott With The Valentines (4) - The Early Years (Comp, Album) World Of Blueline C5-520 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ach 80018 Bon Scott - Livestock album art Bon Scott With Fraternity Bon Scott With Fraternity - Livestock (Album) Archive Recordings ach 80018 1998 Sell This Version
LM 8560 Bon Scott - Memories album art Bon Scott Memories(LP, Album, Ltd) Laser Media LM 8560 UK & Ireland 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

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

Compilations

RVLP-33 Bon Scott - Seasons Of Change 1968-1972 album art Bon Scott Seasons Of Change 1968-1972(LP, Comp, Spl) Raven Records RVLP-33 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
SEE CD 247 Bon Scott - The Early Years album art 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
RVCD-56 Bon Scott - Complete Sessions 1971-72 album art Bon Scott & Fraternity Bon Scott & Fraternity - Complete Sessions 1971-72 (Comp) Raven Records RVCD-56 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
SEECD 704 Bon Scott - Bon Scott With The Spektors And The Valentines album art Bon Scott, The Spektors, The Valentines (4) Bon Scott, The Spektors, 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
SME011-2 Bon Scott - Round And Round The Forgotten Tales album art Bon Scott Round And Round The Forgotten Tales (Comp) Starline Media Entertainment SME011-2 Europe 2011 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

SEACD 6 Bon Scott - With The Spektors album art 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