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Bon Scott wasn’t always the cool, rasping voice and mischievous grin of hard rock legend. In fact, he wasn’t even always cool, as this video of his former band The Valentines will testify.
Terrible/amazing billowing shirt sleeves aside, Scott’s killer vocals and captivating presence was enough to earn him a place with AC/DC in 1974, and the rest was rock 'n' roll history.
Following his tragic death 'by misadventure’ midway through the Back In Black writing sessions in 1980, he was honourably replaced by Brian Johnson, but Bon Scott will always be sorely missed - check out his enviable 'pipes' to hear why…
"Greatest lead singer of all time? That’s easy: Bon Scott!" (From Tommy via Facebook, thanks)
"My Nominations: Jimi Hendrix, Robert Plant and Bon Scott." (From Ben ‘Roscoe’ via Facebook, thanks)
"RJD, Robert Plant, Freddie Mercury, Bon Scott and Dave Meniketti." (From Jim via Facebook, thanks)
"Ray Charles, Little Richard, Bon Scott, Aretha Franklin, Carole Fredericks, Popsy Dixon, Robert Cray, Mick Jagger, Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant, James Taylor." (From Jean-Noël via Facebook, thanks)