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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.   Sooky Sooky
  3.   Getting Off
  4.   Annabelle
  5.   Seasons of Change
  6.   Hemming's Farm
  7.   Cool Spot
  8.   The Shape I'm In
  9.   Jupiter's Landscapes
  10.   Summerville
  11.   On My Mind
  12.   I Can Hear the Raindrops
  13.   To Know You Is to Love You
  14.   I Can't Dance With You
  15.   If You Got It
  16.   If You Got It Pt. 2 by Fraternity
  17.   Livestock
  18.   Bon Scott Talks with David Day by Fraternity
  19.   Carey Gully (1974)
  20.   Round And Round And Round (1996)
  21.   Canyon Suite
  22.   Interview by Allan Mannings by Vince Lovegrove
  23.   Yesterday
  24.   It Ain't Necessarily So
  25.   Sommerville R.I.P.
  26.   Peculiar Hole in the Sky
  27.   Raglan's Folly
  28.   Why Me by The Valentines
  29.   Round and Round and Round
  30.   Welfare Boogie
  31.   The Race, Pt. 2
  32.   Battle of the Sounds Sequence by Fraternity
  33.   Gloria by Spektors
  34.   On My Mind by Spektors
  35.   Every Day I Have to Cry by The Valentines
  36.   The Race, Pt. 1
  37.   Grand Canyon Suites
  38.   Interview With David Day of 5ka
  39.   Carey Gully
  40.   Seasons of Change Pt. 2 by Fraternity
  41.   You Have a God
  42.   Love Makes Sweet Music
  43.   With Sheila Renay of KSJO, San by Fraternity
  44.   Raglans Folly Pt. 2 by Fraternity
  45.   You have a God Pt. 2 by Fraternity
  46.   Gloria
  47.   It
  48.   Round And Round (1974)
  49.   The Race, Pts. 1- 2 by Fraternity
  50.   Why Did It Have to Be Me? by Fraternity
  51.   Question by Fraternity
  52.   [Untitled Hidden Track]
  53.   'Battle of the Sounds' Sequence: Seasons of Change/Award Announcement by Fraternity
  54.   Bon Scott Talks
  55.   Every Day You Have to Cry
  56.   Battle of the Sounds Sequence
  57.   Bon Scott Interview
  58.   The Race (Pts 1 & 2)
  59.   Interview by Allan Mannings Featuring Vince Lovegrove
  60.   She Said
  61.   Why Me
  62.   Getting Better
  63.   Nick Nack Paddy Wack
  64.   Interview With David Day
  65.   Ebenezer
  66.   Julliette
  67.   Hoochie Coochie Billy
  68.   Welfare Boogie
  69.   My Old Man's a Groovy Old Man
  70.   The Race (Part 1)
  71.   The Race (Part 2)
  72.   Sookie Sookie

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