The Bon Scott Estate is the proud custodian of Bon Scott’s very special place in history as the iconic lead singer in the early chapters of one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
Bon Scott, best remembered as the frontman of the legendary hard rock band AC/DC during the 1970s, was born in Forfar, Scotland on July 9th 1946. He moved to Melbourne, Australia in 1952, and eventually settled in Fremantle.
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. Subsequently in 2006 Scott made the top 5 list in Hit Parader magazine on their list of 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Vocalists of all time.
Scott’s vocals were inspired by his idol, Little Richard, and after working as a postman, bartender and a truck packer, Scott started his first band, The Spektors, in 1966 as drummer and occasional lead singer. After a year the Spektors merged with another local band, the Winstons, and formed the Valentines, in which Scott was the co-lead singer.
After the Valentines disbanded in 1970 Scott joined the progressive rock band Fraternity. They released the LPs Livestock and Flaming Galah before touring the UK in 1973, where they changed their name to Fang. During this time they played support slots for Status Quo and Geordie, whose frontman Brian Johnson would eventually succeed Scott in AC/DC after his death.
Scott replaced Dave Evans as the lead singer of AC/DC on October 24th 1974, when it became obvious the band and Evans were heading in different directions. The rest, as they say, is history!
The information in the biography above is from Wikipedia and All Music’s artist biography by Jason Ankeny.