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Bon Scott

Best remembered as the original frontman of the legendary hard rock band AC/DC, singer Bon Scott was born Ronald Belford Scott in Kirriemuir, Scotland on July 9, 1946. As a child he began performing in his father's pipe band, and following the family's relocation to Australia in 1952 he quit school at age 15, later playing in a local rock outfit called the Spektors. By 1967, Scott had joined the Melbourne-based group the Valentines, making his recorded debut with the single "Everyday I Have to Cry"; the band soon emerged as one of the most popular on the Aussie circuit, in mid-1969 issuing an EP, My Old Man's a Groovy Old Man. A drug bust destroyed the Valentines' public image, however, and after cracking the national Top 30 with their 1970 single "Juliette," the band dissolved; Scott soon joined the Sydney blues-rock unit Fraternity, issuing the LP Livestock in 1971. Flaming Galah followed a year later; in 1973, however, Scott was involved in a motorcycle accident which left him comatose for several months, during which time Fraternity disbanded. After recovering, he worked a series of odd jobs before recording a demo as a member of the short-lived Mount Lofty Rangers; finally, in 1974, Scott joined AC/DC, recording the group's debut LP High Voltage a year later. AC/DC's ascent to international stardom culminated in 1979 when their LP Highway to Hell reached the U.S. Top 20; however, on February 19, 1980 Scott died in the wake of an all-night drinking binge, with the surviving members of the band tapping new vocalist Brian Johnson to record the classic Back in Black just a few months later. The 1997 AC/DC box set, Bonfire, celebrated Scott's contributions to their legacy. ~ Jason Ankeny
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  1.   Song
  2.   Carey Gully
  3.   I Can't Dance With You
  4.   Bon Scott Talks with David Day by Fraternity
  5.   If You Got It Pt. 2 by Fraternity
  6.   Livestock
  7.   It
  8.   Grand Canyon Suites
  9.   Round and Round and Round
  10.   Yesterday
  11.   It Ain't Necessarily So
  12.   Gloria by Spektors
  13.   Hemming's Farm
  14.   You Have a God
  15.   Jupiter's Landscapes
  16.   Seasons of Change
  17.   With Sheila Renay of KSJO, San by Fraternity
  18.   You have a God Pt. 2 by Fraternity
  19.   Round And Round (1974)
  20.   Canyon Suite
  21.   Interview by Allan Mannings by Vince Lovegrove
  22.   If You Got It
  23.   Welfare Boogie
  24.   I Can Hear the Raindrops
  25.   Peculiar Hole in the Sky
  26.   To Know You Is to Love You
  27.   Cool Spot
  28.   Raglan's Folly
  29.   Summerville
  30.   Why Me by The Valentines
  31.   Sommerville R.I.P.
  32.   The Race, Pt. 2
  33.   Carey Gully (1974)
  34.   Interview With David Day of 5ka
  35.   Battle of the Sounds Sequence by Fraternity
  36.   Every Day I Have to Cry by The Valentines
  37.   Love Makes Sweet Music
  38.   Round And Round And Round (1996)
  39.   The Race, Pt. 1
  40.   On My Mind
  41.   Getting Off
  42.   On My Mind by Spektors
  43.   Annabelle
  44.   Gloria
  45.   Raglans Folly Pt. 2 by Fraternity
  46.   Sooky Sooky
  47.   The Shape I'm In
  48.   Seasons of Change Pt. 2 by Fraternity

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