Vince Lovegrove: the man who helped turn AC/DC on

NO ONE deserves a spot in the Adelaide Guitar Festival’s AC/DC tribute concert more than Vince Lovegrove.

He was, after all, the man who introduced Bon Scott to Angus and Malcolm Young.

The singer and music business all-rounder leads his new band, Mongrels of Passion, to the Guitar Festival and a separate gig at the Gov next week, returning to the city that both boosted and stalled his career.

Lovegrove shared lead singer duties with Bon Scott in Perth band The Valentines and ended up in Adelaide when they split in 1970.

He took a detour into journalism (working for Messenger, Go-Set and The News), television, running a booking agency and band management.

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