19 February, 2010

Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott (1946-1980)

30 years ago today, rock-and-roll lost one of its most iconic and blisteringly talented frontmen... Death by misadventure. Godspeed, Bon.

From Findagrave.com:

Singer, musician. Ronald Belford Scott, better known as Bon Scott, began his musical career as a bagpipe player with his father’s highland band. He also sang for the bands The Valentines and Fraternity. In 1974 he joined AC/DC taking over for their singer Dave Evans. Bon along with the Young brothers, Malcolm and Angus, recorded their debut Album “High Voltage.” Then in 1975 recorded the album “T.N.T.” Bon played the bagpipes on the hit “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock and Roll).” Then he recorded “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” in 1976, “Let There Be Rock” in 1977, “Powerage” in 1978, a live release “If You Want Blood” and finally “Highway to Hell” in 1979. Bon was known for his unique powerful voice and heavy drinking lifestyle. Upon his death; Bon was replaced by Brian Johnson, the former lead singer of Geordie.

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