Bon Scott

1946 - 1980

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Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott (9 July 1946 – 19 February 1980) was an Australian singer and songwriter, 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 in Angus, 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 6,920,351 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Bon Scott is the 30th most popular musician (down from 29th in 2019), the 182nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 170th 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 30 out of 2,675Before him are Mark Knopfler, Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa, Giuseppe Tartini, Władysław Szpilman, and Ronnie James Dio. After him are Miles Davis, Scatman John, Arthur Rubinstein, Jean-Michel Jarre, Django Reinhardt, and Keith Richards.

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Among people born in 1946, Bon Scott ranks 16Before him are Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Demis Roussos, Patti Smith, Gianni Versace, David Lynch, and George Best. After him are Tommy Lee Jones, Mireille Mathieu, Diane Keaton, Charlotte Rampling, David Gilmour, and Liza Minnelli. Among people deceased in 1980, Bon Scott ranks 12Before him are Jean Piaget, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Erich Fromm, Jesse Owens, Steve McQueen, and Roland Barthes. After him are Oskar Kokoschka, Marshall McLuhan, Henry Miller, Colonel Sanders, Tamara de Lempicka, and Romain Gary.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bon Scott ranks 182 out of 6,924Before him are Ken Loach (1936), William Golding (1911), Cary Grant (1904), Henry III of England (1207), Brian Johnson (1947), and George Best (1946). After him are Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), Elizabeth Woodville (1437), Ian Fleming (1908), Anne Hathaway (1556), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), and Terry Pratchett (1948).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Bon Scott ranks 11Before him are Elton John (1947), Brian May (1947), Cat Stevens (1948), Eric Clapton (1945), Mark Knopfler (1949), and Jeff Beck (1944). After him are Keith Richards (1943), David Gilmour (1946), Roger Waters (1943), Jimmy Page (1944), Sting (1951), and Jon Lord (1941).