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Ronald Belford Scott was born on the 9th July 1946, in Forfar, Scotland, UK, and was an Australian rock musician, best known as the lead singer of AC/DC, the cult hard rock band, from 1974 to 1980. Scott’s career started in 1964 and ended in 1980 with his death.
Have you ever wondered how rich Bon Scott was, at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Scott’s net worth was as high as $10 million, an amount earned through his successful career in music. In addition to being a member of AC/DC, Scott was also a part of other bands, which improved his wealth too.
Bon Scott Net Worth $10 Million
Bon Scott was a son of Isabelle Cunningham Mitchell and Charles Belford Scott and grew up in Kirriemuir, Scotland. In 1952, his family emigrated from Scotland to Australia and settled in the suburbs of Melbourne, where Bon went to Sunshine Primary School, until in 1956 when the Scott family moved to Fremantle, Western Australia. He joined the Fremantle Scots Pipe Band in which he played the drums, and then went to the North Fremantle Primary School before studying at the John Curtin College of the Arts, but dropped at the age of 15. Scott spent some time in correctional facilities in his teenage days, and that was one of the main reasons why the Australian Army rejected him.
Before starting his first band, Scott worked as a truck packer, bartender and postman, but in 1966 he formed the band called The Spektors, in which he was the drummer and occasional lead singer. In 1967 his band merged with another local group called the Winstons, and called themselves The Valentines, with Scott a co-lead singer. However, after a drug scandal which was highly publicised at the time, the Valentines disbanded, and Scott moved to Adelaide and joined the progressive rock band Fraternity, recording two LP’s with them: “Livestock” (1971) and “Flaming Galah” (1972). After the Fraternity went on hiatus, the brothers Malcolm and Angus Young invited Scott to join their band AC/DC as the lead singer, which he accepted.
In 1985, AC/DC released their debut album entitled “High Voltage” which achieved platinum status in Australia, while their second album “T.N.T.” (1975) was also released only in Australia. The singles “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)”, “Can I Sit Next to You Girl”, “High Voltage”, “School Days”, and “T.N.T.” were among the most popular tracks from the album. In 1976, they released the international edition of “High Voltage” which achieved multi-platinum status in the US alone, with over three million sales, which only increased Scott`s net worth.
In 1976, AC/DC released another studio album called “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” and it achieved 6x platinum in both Australia and the US and peaked at the No. 3 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart’ the singles “Love at First Feel” and “Ride On” proved to be the most popular. In 1977 they recorded “Let There Be Rock” which achieved double platinum status in the US and reached No. 154 on the Billboard 200 and No. 17 on the UK Albums Chart, with “Dog Eat Dog”, “Let There Be Rock”, and “Whole Lotta Rosie” being the most poplar singles from the album. The AC/DC next release “Powerage” (1978) wasn’t as successful as its predecessors, but still achieved platinum status in the US, with two singles “Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation” and “Down Payment Blues” outstanding. Scott’s final album with the band was the most successful one – “Highway to Hell” (1979), which achieved multi-platinum status with over seven million sales and peaked at the No. 17 on the Billboard 200.
Regarding his personal life, Bon Scott married Irene Thornton in 1972, and they were together until his death. Scott died in a friend’s car after a night of heavy drinking, with the pulmonary aspiration of vomit as a cause of death, on the 19th February 1980 in East Dulwich, London, UK.
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|Birth date:||July 9, 1946|
|Birth place:||Forfar, United Kingdom|
|Death date:||February 19, 1980, East Dulwich, London, United Kingdom|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Education:||John Curtin College of the Arts|
|Parents:||Charles Belford Scott., Isabelle Scott|
|Siblings:||Sandy Scott, Valerie Scott, Derek Scott, Graeme Scott|
|Music groups:||AC/DC (1974 – 1980), The Valentines (1966 – 1970), Fraternity (1970 – 1973), The Spektors|
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