Bon Scott

1946 - 1980

Bon Scott

Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott (9 July 1946 – 19 February 1980) was an Australian singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, best known for being the lead vocalist and lyricist of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980.Scott was born in Forfar, Scotland, and spent his early years in Kirriemuir. He moved to Australia with his family in 1952 at the age of six, living in Melbourne for four years before settling in Fremantle, Western Australia.Scott formed his first band, The Spektors, in 1964 and became the band's drummer and occasional lead vocalist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bon Scott has received more than 5,340,383 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 29th most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 5.3M

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  • 70.76

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.50

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.98

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Bon Scott ranks 30 out of 2,258Before him are B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Władysław Szpilman, Cat Stevens, Miles Davis, and Giuseppe Tartini. After him are Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, João Gilberto, Sting, Arthur Rubinstein, and Ronnie James Dio.

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Among people born in 1946, Bon Scott ranks 13Before him are Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Bill Clinton, Demis Roussos, George Best, Patti Smith, and Ted Bundy. After him are Gianni Versace, Alan Rickman, David Lynch, Tommy Lee Jones, Charlotte Rampling, and Elfriede Jelinek. Among people deceased in 1980, Bon Scott ranks 12Before him are Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Erich Fromm, Roland Barthes, Jesse Owens, Karl Dönitz, and Steve McQueen. After him are Henry Miller, Oskar Kokoschka, Colonel Sanders, Marshall McLuhan, Romain Gary, and Tamara de Lempicka.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bon Scott ranks 170 out of 5,347Before him are Mary Wollstonecraft (1759), Phil Collins (1951), Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), Henry V of England (1386), William Gilbert (1544), and Bobby Charlton (1937). After him are Ada Lovelace (1815), Mick Jagger (1943), William Ramsay (1852), Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), Rosalind Franklin (1920), and Boudica (33).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Bon Scott ranks 10Before him are George Harrison (1943), Ringo Starr (1940), Brian May (1947), Mark Knopfler (1949), Eric Clapton (1945), and Cat Stevens (1948). After him are Jeff Beck (1944), Sting (1951), Roger Taylor (1949), John Deacon (1951), Jimmy Page (1944), and Keith Richards (1943).