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Bon Scott was the lead vocalist and lyricist  for AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. Moving from Scotland to settle in Fremantle in 1956, Bon attended North Fremantle Primary School where he first garnered the nickname “Bon” – a reference to either Bonnie Scotland or a Bonnie Scot – and a convenient differentiation from another Ronald in his class. He joined the Fremantle Scots Pipe Band, learning drums and was exposed to fife and recorder. Bon continued his studies at what was then John Curtin Senior High School, before beginning his musical career with The Spektors and The Valentines, two cover bands where Bon developed his drumming and lead singing. After the disbandment of The Valentines Bon was encouraged by his friend, Vince Lovegove to reach out to an up-and-coming band from Sydney called AC/DC that were looking for a new singer. The rest, as they say, is history. 

During Scott’s time with the band, AC/DC released an astonishing catalog of six studio albums. Songs like It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock n Roll), Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, T.N.T., Jailbreak, Let There Be Rock, Whole Lotta Rosie and of course Highway To Hell are undisputed classics in rock history. Scott was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of AC/DC in 2003.