Bon Scott was an Australian singer, songwriter, musician, and instrumentalist who is best remembered for being the lead vocalist and lyricist of the critically-acclaimed hard rock band AC/DC. He also topped the “100 Greatest Frontmen of All Time” list, which also included and , issued by Classic Rock magazine in July 2004.
He was born on July 9, 1946.
On February 19, 1980, he passed away at the age of 33 due to “acute alcohol poisoning” in East Dulwich, London, England, United Kingdom.
Rock and Roll, Blues Rock, Hard Rock
Girlfriend / Spouse
Bon Scott had dated –
- Maureen Henderson
- Anna Baba
- Ruby Tuesday
- Maria Short (1965-1968)
- Irene Thornton (1971-1977) – The duo got married in 1972 but eventually divorced in the year 1977.
- Margaret Smith (1976)
- Pattee Bishop (1977-1979)
- Holly X (1978-1980)
- Raspy voice
- Sported shoulder length hair
Bon Scott Facts
- His last album with AC/DC was the band’s globally successful 6th studio album, Highway to Hell, which was released on July 27, 1979. The album was placed at number #199 on the “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list curated by Rolling Stone and its opening track was ranked at number #254 on Rolling Stone‘s “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list.
- AC/DC‘s 7th studio album, Back in Black, was released on July 25, 1980, as a tribute to Bon Scott. It was certified 25x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on December 9, 2019, and also became the 2nd best selling album in history.
- As a member of AC/DC, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame posthumously in 2003.
- Bon Scott was placed on the 5th spot in the “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Vocalists of all time” list issued by Hit Parader in 2006.
- As a tribute to the popular artist, a bronze statue of Bon Scott was unveiled at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour in Western Australia on February 24, 2008.
- After his untimely death, Bon Scott was replaced by Brian Johnson as the vocalist of AC/DC.
- He had also been a member of other groups like Fraternity, The Valentines, and The Spektors.
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Facts of Ronald Belford Scott
- Gender Male
- full nameRonald Belford Scott
- middle nameBelford
- birthplaceFyfe Jamieson Maternity Hospital, Forfar, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom
- Date of Birth July 09, 1946
- Age 75 years 4 months
- Horoscope Cancer
- Lucky Number 9
- Lucky Stone Moonstone
- Lucky Color Silver
- Best Match for Marriage Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio
- ethnicity / ethnic backgroundScottish
- net worth$10 million
- professionSinger, Songwriter, Musician, Instrumentalist
- weight68 kg or 150 lbs
- height5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
- hair colorDark Brown
- eye colorDark Brown
- body type / buildSlim
- high schoolJohn Curtin College of the Arts
- motherIsabelle Cunningham “Isa” Mitchell
- fatherCharles Belford “Chick” Scott
- brothersSandy Scott, Derek Scott, Graeme Scott