Featuring exclusive new interviews and insights from his nearest and dearest
The life and death of legendary AC/DC frontman Bon Scott will be afforded new insights as the ABC explores in tonight’s episode of Australian Story.
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Brian Johnson will introduce the episode the ABC describes as a “world exclusive” having been granted access to Bon’s family and friends who provide fresh insights into his vulnerabilities and state of mind leading up to his untimely death in London in 1980.
The program features the first interview with Bon’s younger brother Derek. Bruce Howe, a former bandmate who shared a house with Bon for five years, noticed a big change when he last saw him in late 1979.
“He wasn’t bubbly and laughing. Maybe he’d come to the state where he’d achieved his dream, he found his holy grail, but found that his holy grail might have looked like an empty goblet,” he told the program.
To this day, Bon Scott is considered one of the world’s best rock and roll singers.
“I don’t think there’s a singer in the world that can hold their own against him,” Jimmy Barnes says.
The program airs tonight at 8pm AEST on ABCTV, iView, and YouTube.