|Bon Scott Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||July 9, 1946|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
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 Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant, issued by Classic Rock magazine in July 2004.
Ronald Belford Scott
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.
Fyfe Jamieson Maternity Hospital, Forfar, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom
Bon Scott studied at Sunshine Primary School and North Fremantle Primary School. Later, he got enrolled at John Curtin College of the Arts but eventually dropped out when he was 15 years old.
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Instrumentalist
- Father – Charles Belford “Chick” Scott
- Mother – Isabelle Cunningham “Isa” Mitchell
- Siblings – Sandy Scott (Older Brother) (Died shortly after his birth), Derek Scott (Younger Brother), Graeme Scott (Younger Brother)
Rock and Roll, Blues Rock, Hard Rock
Vocals, Bagpipes, Drums, Recorder
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
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)
Race / Ethnicity
Bon Scott was of Scottish descent.
- 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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