Good morning, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with a story about AC/DC
Whilst I was trawling through Youtube recently looking for a specific Audi television commercial, I came across a documentary by Ultimate Albums on the AC/DC Album Back In Black.
This was the first album released by the band after the passing of Bon Scott on February 19th, 1980. And it was also the first album featuring new frontman, Brian Johnson (Jonno).
The existing group, Cliff Williams, Angus and Malcolm Young, Phill Rudd and of course Bon, were on a trajectory to superstardom and there were suggestions from industry ‘experts’ that AC/DC would never reach those heights without Scott.
Bon Scott was only 33 when he passed on – he choked and died after a wild night on the town. Nothing unusual there, but he was left in his car, sound asleep and with his head back he vomited and that was the end of him.
And frankly, from my viewpoint, that would have been that. My interest in AC/DC came about through Brian Johnson and his love of cars.
AC/DC have a knack of attracting fans with their on-stage persona, let alone their music, but this attraction for me was very different.
From a very young age, Johnson had a passion for not only music but fast and expensive cars, and vintage race cars. His television debut for motoring came on Britains Top Gear segment – A Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. More recently Johnston had his own show airing on Foxtel in Australia – Cars That Rock
Ultimate Albums produced this story which I’ve grabbed from YouTube. “The Story of back in Black – An AC/DC Documentary”. Some great stories about AC/DC and why they will always be Australia’s number 1 rock band.
Bob Aldons is the owner and founder of The Car Guy, reviewing cars, reporting on Car Industry Matters, Car Tech and the world at large. He’s spent the last forty years immersed in the automotive industry from salesman to the owner of a 7 brand multi-franchise dealership. Bob knows cars.
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