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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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Bon Scott

  1.   Song
  2.   Livestock
  3.   Every Day I Have to Cry by The Valentines
  4.   I Can Hear the Raindrops
  5.   To Know You Is to Love You
  6.   I Can't Dance With You
  7.   Seasons of Change Pt. 2 by Fraternity
  8.   Round And Round And Round (1996)
  9.   The Shape I'm In
  10.   It Ain't Necessarily So
  11.   Interview With David Day of 5ka
  12.   Getting Off
  13.   Sooky Sooky
  14.   On My Mind by Spektors
  15.   On My Mind
  16.   With Sheila Renay of KSJO, San by Fraternity
  17.   Carey Gully (1974)
  18.   Love Makes Sweet Music
  19.   It
  20.   Raglans Folly Pt. 2 by Fraternity
  21.   The Race, Pt. 1
  22.   Bon Scott Talks with David Day by Fraternity
  23.   You have a God Pt. 2 by Fraternity
  24.   Round and Round and Round
  25.   Carey Gully
  26.   Yesterday
  27.   Gloria by Spektors
  28.   If You Got It
  29.   Sommerville R.I.P.
  30.   Peculiar Hole in the Sky
  31.   The Race, Pt. 2
  32.   Cool Spot
  33.   Seasons of Change
  34.   Summerville
  35.   Interview by Allan Mannings by Vince Lovegrove
  36.   Jupiter's Landscapes
  37.   Round And Round (1974)
  38.   Gloria
  39.   Canyon Suite
  40.   Raglan's Folly
  41.   Hemming's Farm
  42.   Why Me by The Valentines
  43.   If You Got It Pt. 2 by Fraternity
  44.   Annabelle
  45.   Battle of the Sounds Sequence by Fraternity
  46.   Welfare Boogie
  47.   Grand Canyon Suites
  48.   You Have a God

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