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Band News (more headlines) 02-17-2014

Peter Head And Bon Scott Tell It Like It Was In 1974

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The December 2013 issue of Uncut Magazine features a great story from Peter Watts, detailing the history of the legendary Bon Scott and his time with the Australia’s most iconic rock band AC/DC. With insights from close friend and fellow rock artist Peter Head, the article presents the front man of AC/DC as a ‘proper showman’ who would do whatever it took to give his audience an electrifying and contagious experience.

AC/DC is arguably the biggest and best rock band in the World. Joining the band in 1974, Bon Scott contributed to AC/DC’s best work throughout the 70s. From High Voltage (1974) to Highway to Hell (1979), Bon’s work with AC/DC is to this day some of the band’s most famous work.

However, before his time with AC/DC, Bon Scott was part of several other successful bands such as The Spektors, The Valentines, Fraternity and finally The Mount Lofty Rangers just before Bon embarked on his historical journey with the iconic AC/DC.

The Mount Lofty Rangers were put together by Peter Head, pianist from Headband who had similarly left his band looking for a new project. Head explains “we did country music because it was quick, easy and fun. After Fraternity he (Bon) wanted comic relief”.

However, not long after the band formed, Scott found himself in a life threatening coma after a motorcycle accident. While Scott was recovering in hospital with broken ribs, a lacerated throat, smashed teeth and a broken collar bone, changes were taking place within AC/DC.

Eventually, Bon was invited to audition for the position of lead singer with AC/DC and the boys fell in love with his voice and charisma explaining “He was the missing link”.

Bon proceeded to write possibly the most memorable lyrics in Australian rock and roll. With the band’s biggest album ‘Highway to Hell’ reaching the top 10 in the UK, the band were propelled into super stardom and worldwide adoration.

Sadly, in February of 1980, Scott was found dead after a night of heavy drinking in a club in Camden Town. It was a devastating loss for the Australian music industry and the world. After some deliberation, Scott was replaced with Brian Johnson, who had been recommended to the band by Bon himself. His first task was to record ‘Back in Black’ which featured an opening funeral bell in tribute to Scott. Mark Evans explained “Everyone loved him (Bon Scott). He was a gentleman, fun-loving, and great to be around.”

Fast forward to October 2013 and in tribute to Bon Scott, Head Office records are proud to release the recovered tracks from 1974, recorded by Peter Head together with Bon Scott. Bon recorded Peter’s song “Round and Round” in the first 8 Track studio in Adelaide just a few weeks before Bon was to embark on his historic journey as vocalist with AC/DC and the material was never released. Round and Round and Round digitally restored and mastered archive of Round and Round (1996), Round and Round (1974) and Carey Gully (1974) and the lost video of Round and Round and Round (1996) are available exclusively on iTunes for the world.

For more information about the Peter Head and Bon Scott releases head to:

· www.lookingforbon.com
· www.uncut.co.uk

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