Wednesday, January 27, 2010

On This Day.... 1980 Bon Scott sang for the last time with AC/DC when they performed at the Gaumont in Southampton, less than three weeks later Scott died after a party when he choked on his own vomit. Bon Scott sang on 6 studio albums for AC/DC, including Let There Be Rock and Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, and helped launch the Australian band to international stardom.

AC/DC thought briefly about breaking up following Scott's death, but they brought in a new singer, Brian Johnson from Gateshead, and released the classic album Back In Black only 6 months later.


  1. thank you - that's helped me clear up why Brian Johnson of *Australian* band AC/DC appeared to be Geordie when he appeared on The Best Of Top Gear recently (I was only watching the damned thing because my girlfriend likes it).

  2. Oddly enough, his band before AC/DC were called Geordie.