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

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