An audio interview from 1976 with Bon Scott surfaced online, it reveals how he wound up in AC/DC. He was working for an agency and his job was to chauffeur bands to gigs around town for $10 a night. AC/DC was the first band he drove.

The late singer said, “They knew I was sort of a screamer and they knew I was out of work and they hated the guy they had singing for them then, so they offered me a job.” He added, “ I always knew I was something other than a worker.”

Bon Scott died at the age of 33, 41 years ago (Feb. 19.) The 25 minute audio clip can be found online. The young journalist that recorded him, Ray Lancaster, was interviewing him for a school paper.


  • At the beginning of the conversation, which was conducted on Oct. 29, 1976, at the Birmingham Town Hall in the U.K., Scott and Lancaster found common ground while surveying some of the biggest names in rock — Neil YoungPatti SmithThe Rolling Stones… and generally agreed that the acts were a bore live.
  • Bon Scott was born in Angus, Scotland, but grew up in Australia.