“I can’t see an end to it…”

rennie ellis acdc article

“I guess I have always had the idea of being rich and having a lifestyle to which I was suited”, says AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott as he eases himself into the huge chauffeur-driven limousine that will drive him from the Symphony Hall in Atlanta, Georgia, USA to his room at the Peachtree Plaza, the world’s largest hotel.

Thus begins this article written by legendary Aussie photographer/journalist Rennie Ellis, which accompanies this amazing set of photos of AccaDacca in concert in Atlanta, 1978.

And how does it end? With this ominous paragraph:

In the meantime this heavy Australian rock and roll band continues to storm around the USA. “The more we work, the more we move on, the more ideas we get. It’s getting better and better,” says a grinning Bon. “I can’t see an end to it. It’s just like infinity rock and roll.”

You can read the whole article here:

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Thanks a million to Manuela from the Rennie Ellis archive for sending this article. Check out the website for more of Rennie’s great photographic work.

By the way, if you’re in Melbourne, you can see an exhibition of Rennie’s work from Oct 31 2008, to Feb 22 2009, at the Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia at Federation Square. The show will be called No standing Only dancing: Photographs by Rennie Ellis and you can see more info here.

Rennie Ellis – more amazing photos of Bon!

bon scott with heathen girls

Continuing the theme of “incredible photos of Bon from the archives”, here is a set of photos by the late great Aussie photographer Rennie Ellis.

Manuela Furci, one of the lucky folks in charge of the Rennie Ellis archive, has kindly given permission for these low-res copies of Rennie’s AC/DC shots to appear on the Bon Scott Blog. If you want to see more of Rennie’s work, have a look at his website.

The above photo is titled “AC-DC Bon Scott & The Heathen Girls #2 Atlanta Georgia 1978”. Can anyone tell me more about The Heathen Girls? I presume this is their myspace page, and I imagine that AC/DC must have played a gig in Atlanta with them, and that this photo show’s Bon at the post-show party!

Here’s another one with The Heathen Girls and Bon:
Continue reading “Rennie Ellis – more amazing photos of Bon!”

The Age Shall Not Weary Him…

rennie ellis shot of bon
[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!)