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

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