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34 Years Ago: Bon Scott Found Dead

Bon Scott's Grave
Paul Kane, Getty Images

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1980, Bon Scott was found dead. The legendary AC/DC front man had been out drinking with friends, but the casual evening took a terrible turn as Scott passed out in his car, and ultimately choked to death on his own vomit. He was only 33 years old.

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Watch Bon Scott Perform in His Pre-AC/DC Band

Michael Ochs Archive, Getty Images
Michael Ochs Archive, Getty Images

A new video featuring rare footage and performance from Bon Scott before he joined AC/DC is now available. Blue Pie Records has released 'Round and Round and Round,' a music-video archive featuring the late singer.

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16 Years Ago: AC/DC Release ‘Bonfire’ Box Set

AC/DC
Bazillion Points Books

On Nov. 18, 1997, AC/DC paid tribute to their fallen comrade Bon Scott with the release of the 'Bonfire' boxed set. The five-CD boxed set, issued 16 years ago, featured live material and alternate takes from the maniacal singer's tenure in the band. 

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10 Best Bon Scott AC/DC Songs

Bon Scott
Warner Brothers

The best Bon Scott AC/DC songs lighten the sense of menace found within the band's lyrics and music with the sense of humor and self-deprecation that made the singer so charismatic and beloved. Here's our humbly chosen list of the 10 Best Bon Scott

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AC/DC Show Support for Bon Scott Hometown Statue

30th Anniversary Of AC/DC's Bon Scott's Death Recognised

Supporters of a plan to raise money for a statue of Bon Scott in his hometown of Kirriemuir, Scotland received a big boost recently when AC/DC put their weight into the project with a post on their official website. The campaign is looking to raise over $75,000 (50,000 pounds) before June 5. As of today (May 16), they're one-third of the way there.

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Top 10 Bon Scott AC/DC Lyrics

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Paul Kane/Stringer - Getty Images

Every year, without fail, February 19 is one of the saddest days on the classic rock calendar, as it marks the insurmountable loss of AC/DC singer Bon Scott, who died after a "night of misadventure" in 1980 at the tender age of 33. As wit

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Bon Scott Biopic Finds Its Star

Bon Scott and Rob Liotti
Warner Bros. Records / Publicity Still

He was only 33 when he died, but former AC/DC frontman Bon Scott left his mark while he was alive -- and now he'll be getting his Hollywood due with a biopic that recently cast its leading man.

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Former AC/DC Bassist Mark Evans Comments on Scotland’s ‘Amazing’ Bon Scott Statue Plans

ACDC-Bon Scott
Michael Ochs Archive, Getty Images

Most think of AC/DC as Australia's finest musical exports, but original singer Bon Scott was born in Scotland and the town of his birth is embracing that fact by making plans to erect a statue in his honor.

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Bon Scott – Stage Names Origins

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images (2) / Mary Oullette, SheWillShootYou.com

For those about to rock, do you recognize the name Ronald Belford Scott? You probably know him better as Bon Scott, the late frontman for AC/DC. Scott's unique nickname came about due to a childhood move to Australia and a crowded classroom.

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Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen Took AC/DC’s Bon Scott to His First Mexican Restaurant

Rick Nielsen
Brian Bahr, Getty Images

Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen was the guest on last night's (Oct. 15) episode of 'That Metal Show,' along with Graham Bonnet, former singer of Rainbow. The checkerboard pattern-loving Nielsen recalled some of his best times on the road with his band, revealing that while on tour with Kiss, he was once hit in the head with an empty bottle of Jack Daniels. Despite the projectile making contact with his noggin, he kept on playing.

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