Great Scott: 30 years on from the death of Bon Scott, his birthplace pays tribute

THE date was the 30 April 1978, the venue, the legendary Apollo Theatre in Glasgow and a capacity 3,500 crowd was rapturous as they chanted for the band to return to the stage.

When Aussie rockers AC/DC finally reappeared for the encore, they wore dark blue Scotland football tops and after a rendition of Loch Lomond on electric guitar as homage to their spiritual home, the band’s singer swaggered up to a microphone with a wolfish grin on his face.

“Well, alright…” a wide-eyed Bon Scott said in his inimitable snarl before a 12-bar blues riff heralded the start of Rocker, the final song of a momentous evening.

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