Wednesday, January 27, 2010

On This Day....



..in 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.

2 comments:

  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).

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

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