The Story Of How Bon Scott Almost Walked Away From AC/DC Before His Death
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AC/DC’s fifth international album release, Highway To Hell, was well on its way to becoming the band’s first million-hitting offering internationally and became the gateway of their overseas success. With this amount of good news on the horizon, no one would think that the late vocalist Bon Scott wouldn’t be thrilled with the prospect.
But according to his former bandmate from Fraternity, Sam See, Scott had a different viewpoint of things. In an interview with Classic Rock Magazine (via Loudersound), See says: “He looked everyone up on his last trip to Australia before he went back to London. I always thought that was a bit spooky. He said to me he’d had enough of the whole circus. By that point they’d had enough success that he could buy a pub and just rock out locally. I dunno.”
While Scott was known for his partying and drinking binges, See recognized his former bandmate’s frustrations, a sign that he was just a normal human being like everybody else, it just so happened that he was the frontman of one of the biggest rock bands in history.
Bon Scott almost quit the life of excess, but he ultimately gave in to it, which caused his untimely death on February 19, 1980. After what seemed to be a usual night of fun for the frontman, it turned out to be his last.