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Bon Scott

1946 - 1980

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Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott (9 July 1946 – 19 February 1980) was an Australian singer and songwriter. He was the lead vocalist and lyricist of the hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980.Born in Forfar in Angus, Scotland, Scott 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.With AC/DC, Scott performed on the band's first seven studio albums: High Voltage (1975, Australian release only), T.N.T. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bon Scott has received more than 8,199,897 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Bon Scott is the 29th most popular musician (up from 30th in 2019), the 176th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 182nd in 2019) and the 11th most popular British Musician.

Bon Scott was most famous for being the lead singer of AC/DC from 1974-1980. He died at the age of 33 in 1980.

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Among musicians, Bon Scott ranks 29 out of 2,662Before him are Ringo Starr, Arthur Rubinstein, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, and Scatman John. After him are Martha Argerich, Miles Davis, Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa, Roger Taylor, and Cat Stevens.

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Among people born in 1946, Bon Scott ranks 16Before him are Alan Rickman, Demis Roussos, Gianni Versace, Sonia Gandhi, David Lynch, and Charlotte Rampling. After him are George Best, Patti Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Benny Andersson, Mireille Mathieu, and Jane Birkin. Among people deceased in 1980, Bon Scott ranks 11Before him are Jean Piaget, John Lennon, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Erich Fromm, Roland Barthes, and Steve McQueen. After him are Jesse Owens, Colonel Sanders, Oskar Kokoschka, Henry Miller, Tamara de Lempicka, and Joe Dassin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bon Scott ranks 176 out of 7,765Before him are Brian Johnson (1947), Bernard Montgomery (1887), Edward the Elder (871), Keith Richards (1943), Francis Crick (1916), and Arthur, Prince of Wales (1486). After him are Helen Mirren (1945), Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (1935), Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830), Mary Wollstonecraft (1759), Anna Wintour (1949), and Edward Smith (1850).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Bon Scott ranks 11Before him are Charlie Watts (1941), George Harrison (1943), Ringo Starr (1940), Mark Knopfler (1949), Eric Clapton (1945), and Keith Richards (1943). After him are Jeff Beck (1944), Roger Taylor (1949), Cat Stevens (1948), Brian Jones (1942), John Deacon (1951), and Sting (1951).