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

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