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Bon Scott – AC/DC 1974–1980

Bon Scott – AC/DC 1974–1980

Bon Scott replaced Dave Evans as the lead singer of AC/DC on 24 October 1974, when it became obvious the band and Evans were heading in different directions, with Evans having personal More »

Bon Scott – Fraternity 1970–1974

Bon Scott – Fraternity 1970–1974

Bon Scott moved to Adelaide in 1970 and joined the progressive rock band Fraternity. Fraternity released the LPs Livestock and Flaming Galah before touring the UK in 1973, where they changed their More »

Bon Scott – Early Years 1946–1964

Bon Scott – Early Years 1946–1964

Ronald Belford Scott was born on 9 July 1946 at the Fyfe Jamieson Maternity Hospital, Forfar, Scotland to Charles Belford “Chick” Scott (d. 1999) and Isabelle Cunningham “Isa” Mitchell (1917–2011), and grew More »

 

Bon Scott – Early Years 1946–1964

HOLLYWOOD - CIRCA 1977: Singer Bon Scott, who died in early 1980, belts out a number circa 1977 in Hollywood, California. Rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young can be seen in the background. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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Bon Scott, AC/DC, AC-DC, AC DC, ACDC, Bon, Australia, Scotland, rock, rock’n’roll, hard rock, heavy metal, hardrock

Ronald Belford Scott was born on 9 July 1946 at the Fyfe Jamieson Maternity Hospital, Forfar, Scotland to Charles Belford “Chick” Scott (d. 1999) and Isabelle Cunningham “Isa” Mitchell (1917–2011), and grew up in Kirriemuir. A younger brother Derek was born in 1949. The Scott family emigrated from Scotland to Australia in 1952 where they initially lived in the Melbourne suburb of Sunshine, attending nearby Sunshine Primary School. A second brother, Graeme, was born in 1953. Bon Scott was the oldest of Derek, Graeme, and Valerie. Bon Scott did have an older brother born before him named Sandy Scott, but he died shortly after birth.

In 1956, the family moved to Fremantle, Western Australia, and Scott joined the associated Fremantle Scots Pipe Band, learning the drums. Bon Scott attended North Fremantle Primary School and later John Curtin College of the Arts until he dropped out at the age of 15 and spent a short time in Fremantle Prison‘s assessment centre and nine months at the Riverbank Juvenile Institution relating to charges of giving a false name and address to the police, having escaped legal custody, having unlawful carnal knowledge and stealing twelve gallons of petrol. He attempted to join the Australian Army but was rejected for being deemed “socially maladjusted.”