The Scottish-born musician pictured above was the singer of an Australian rock band. His real first name was Ronald, but that's not the moniker by which he went or is best known.

He is the subject of one of the most pervasive pieces of rock music lore, thanks to the details surrounding his untimely death.

He was born July 9, 1946, but his life was cut short on Feb. 19, 1980, when he was just 33 and on the cusp of even bigger rock and roll greatness. While his band went on to achieve a massive measure of diamond-sized success after his death, his particular era of the group is still beloved by fans, and the circumstances of his death remain a much-discussed topic.

He was an explosive frontman through and through.