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Bon Scott

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Net worth 2018: $600,000
Industry: Singers
Residence: Forfar
BirthDay: 9 July 1946
Sigh: Leo
Died On: February 19, 1980
Education: Sunshine Primary School, North Fremantle Primary School, John Curtin College of the Arts,
BIOGRAPHY

Bon Scott was bornon 9 July 1946 in Forfar, Australian, Scottish. Ronald Belford “Bon” Scott was an Australian musician of Scottish origins who rose to fame as the leading singer and songwriter of the hugely popular hard rock band AC/DC during the 1970s. He loved music from a young age and was a highly creative and rebellious youngster. As is common with unruly teenagers, he often found himself in trouble with the authorities. He dropped out of school at 15 and had brushes with the law which had him sent to the Riverbank Juvenile Institution. Labeled as a social misfit, he was denied a position in the Australian army. He worked at several odd jobs to support himself after leaving school. He started playing drums during his adolescent years and formed his first band The Spektors, in 1964. He played for some other bands as well before joining AC/DC as their lead singer. The band’s popularity reached new heights after Scott joined them; the band’s debut album ‘High Voltage’ was a big hit. Within a year the band brought out the single, ‘It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)’ which soon became known as the quintessential rock anthem. However the promising young musician soon got caught up in the shackles of alcoholism which put an abrupt full stop on his career by snuffing out his life.

TIMELINE
2008

A bronze statue of this hard rock musician was unveiled at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour in Western Australia in 2008

1980

He was an alcoholic and had drunk too much in a London club on 19 February 1980

1979

‘Highway to Hell’, released in 1979 went on to become one of the most popular albums

1977

In 1977, the album ‘Let There Be Rock’ was released

1976

The band’s album ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’ was out in 1976

1974

Within a month of his joining, the band released its album ‘High Voltage’ in October 1974 in Australia only

1972

He married Irene Thornton in 1972 and divorced in 1978

1971

The band played at the Festival of Australian Progressive Music in 1971 and released the LPs ‘Livestock’ and ‘Flaming Galah’

1970

The late 1970s was a very busy time for the band as they released albums in quick succession

1967

The Spektors merged with another band, the Winstons to form a new band The Valentines in 1967

1966

He formed his first band, The Spektors, in 1966 in which he played the drums and sang occasionally

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