Bon Scott (AC/DC member)

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Legal name: Ronald Belford Scott

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Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott (9 July 1946 – 19 February 1980) was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, whose greatest success came as the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was born in Forfar and lived in Kirriemuir, Scotland, for 5 years before moving to Melbourne, Australia, with his family in 1952 at the age of six. The family lived in the suburb of Sunshine for four years before moving to Fremantle, Western Australia.

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.

In the July 2004 issue of Classic Rock, Scott was rated as number one in a list of the "100 Greatest Frontmen Of All Time" ahead of Freddie Mercury of Queen and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin. Hit Parader ranked Scott as fifth on their 2006 list of the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Vocalists of all time.

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 out 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 as a tribute to Scott. It went on to make the list of best-selling albums worldwide (fourth best-selling as of 2014).

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1971 Seasons of Change Bon Scott with Fraternity 2
1999 With the Spektors and the Valentines Bon Scott 1
2010 Round and Round: The Forgotten Years Bon Scott 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 The Early Years 1967-1972 Bon Scott 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Round and Round and Round Bon Scott 1

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