[archival photo of Bon on stage, as published in Melbourne’s Age Newspaper today, by Rennie Ellis]
(Apologies for the terrible pun.) Rock-guru Patrick Donovan has written about Bon Scott, and this humble lil blog, in the Age Newspaper today. (Thanks Andrew for the heads-up!)
Read his article here.
That amazing photo above is by Rennie Ellis, a legendary Aussie photographer. Look at the adoration on the faces of those cuties in the front row!
I’ll be posting up some more shots from the Rennie Ellis archive soon. They are amazing, and most of them haven’t been published before! Watch this space.
PS: here’s a scan of the article as it appeared in the real newspaper (Thanks Gabby n Darcy for sending it thru!)
3 thoughts on “The Age Shall Not Weary Him…”
I have a book of Rennie Ellis photos, called “Life’s a Beer”. They are fascinating, although the boob count is perhaps a little high for a collection of photos seemingly about beer.
Don Coleman, Canada’s Premiere AC/DC Vocalist, has recorded a song to celebrate the life and spirit of Bon Scott former frontman for AC/DC. The song ‘Women, Whiskey & Rock’n’Roll’ has been airing daily in Australia on the Rebel FM Network (40 stations is Queensland / NSW ) plus two stations near Fremantle, Western Australia – where there was a concert to unveil a statue of Bon Scott – PERTH 107.3 FM and 89.7 FM (still airing) on weekly shows. Each day there are more Australian, Canadian and American FM Stations coming onboard to air the song.
The song launched on WRUW FM 91.1 in Cleveland, Ohio ( home of the R&R Hall of Fame) complete with an on air interview with Don Coleman, on a show dedicated to the memory of Bon Scott. Also on the show where Susan Masino, published author of ‘Let There Be Rock’ a book on Bon and AC/DC, and President of the Bon Scott Fan Club, Doug Thorncroft, who both love the song. The song aired on the Newcap FM Network on K-Rock 105.5 in Charlottetown, PEI, along with an interview with Don, as well as FM Stations in St. John 98.9 FM (morning and afternoon ‘drive time’ programs), NB and Moncton 106.1 FM, NB, Canada. Most recently it aired on C103 FM Moncton on their “Indie Files Show” plus several Internet FM Radio Stations. Soon to join the growing number of statinos is BBC2, England plus a couple of National Networks, another station in Minnesota, USA. Don will be doing more media interviews with various stations & Music Magazines.
Other notable reviews came from Vince Lovegrove ( former bandmate of Bon’s in the ‘Valentines’), Aussie Legend – Kevin Borich, ‘Angels’ drummer Buzz Bidstrup who performed at the Fremantle concert to unveil the statue, in their re-formed band the ‘Party Boys’. They all think the song is a ‘ripper’. I received a request for the song from longtime friend of Bon and longtime bassist for Ozzy Osbourne, Bob Daisley who thinks Don did a great job on the song.
Don has been receiving many offers from : England, Scotland, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the USA, to front many bands and to tour.
You can listen to the song by visiting the dedicated site at http://www.myspace.com/doncoleman .
SOME INTERESTING TRIVIA…
THE MOORABIN TOWN HALL IS THE PLACE WHEN I WERE A YOUNG BLOKE THE LOCAL POLICE WOULD HAVE A MONTHLY “BLUE LIGHT DISCO”…
ME AND MY MATES WOULD MEET ROUND THE CORNER AND DRINK AS MUCH CHEAP WINE AS WE COULD GET OUR HANDS ON AND STAGGER AROUND TO THE DISCO RUN BY THE POLICE HOPING THEY WOULD NOT REALISE WE HAD BEEN DRINKING…HAHA
THE POLICE KNEW US WELL; PERHAPS BECAUSE AT TIMES WE WOULD PULL UP RIGHT OUTSIDE THE ENTRY DOOR IN THESE REALLY CHEAP OLD VALIANT CARS… MOST OF WHICH WERE NOT EVEN REGISTERED…HAHA 3 OR 4 OF US KIDS WOULD ROLL OUT…HAHA AND STAGGER INTO THE BLUE LIGHTS OF THE MOORABIN TOWN HALL…
MY HISTORY OF ASSOCIATING AT THE MOORABIN TOWN HALL SPANS A VERY LONG TIME…(ALMOST 30 YEARS) WITH THE MOST RECENT OCCASION A 6 WEEK COURSE ON METALFERROUS MINING… THAT FINISHED ON MAY 1 2008…