Bon Scott, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Bon Scott

Australian-British musician

Date of Birth: 09-Jul-1946

Place of Birth: Forfar, Scotland, United Kingdom

Date of Death: 19-Feb-1980

Profession: singer, singer-songwriter

Nationality: United Kingdom, Australia

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Bon Scott

  • Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott (9 July 1946 – 19 February 1980) was an Australian singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, best known for being the lead vocalist and lyricist of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980.Scott was born in Forfar, Scotland, and spent his early years in Kirriemuir.
  • He moved to Australia with his family in 1952 at the age of six, living in Melbourne for four years before settling in Fremantle, Western Australia.
  • Scott formed his first band, The Spektors, in 1964 and became the band's drummer and occasional lead vocalist.
  • He performed in several other bands including The Valentines and Fraternity before replacing Dave Evans as the lead singer of AC/DC in 1974.AC/DC's popularity grew throughout the 1970s, initially in Australia, and then internationally.
  • Their 1979 album Highway to Hell reached the top 20 in the United States, and the band seemed on the verge of a commercial breakthrough.
  • However, on 19 February 1980, Scott died after a night out in London.
  • AC/DC briefly considered disbanding, but the group recruited vocalist Brian Johnson of the British glam rock band Geordie.
  • AC/DC's subsequent album, Back in Black, was released only five months later, and was a tribute to Scott's death.
  • It went on to become the third best-selling album in history.In the July 2004 issue of Classic Rock, Scott was rated as number one in a list of the "100 Greatest Frontmen of All Time".
  • Hit Parader ranked Scott as fifth on their 2006 list of the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Vocalists of all time.

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