In 2010, Angus Young and Bon Scott owned and worn hat [AC/DC]
Fake fur Davie Crockett style hat belonging to Young and also Worn by Bon Scott during the American Highway to Hell tour. Gifted to the lighting technician by the guitar tech Keith Evans.
AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. Classed as a Hard rock/blues rock band, they have also been considered a heavy metal band. Although they have always dubbed their music simply “rock and roll”.
AC/DC underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first album. High Voltage, in 1975; Malcolm and Angus were the only original members left in the band. Membership subsequently stabilized until bassist. The powerage album saw Mark Evans being replaced by Cliff Williams in 1977. Within months of recording the album Highway to Hell. Lead singer and co-songwriter Bon Scott died on 19 February 1980 after a night of heavy alcohol consumption. The group considered disbanding but buoyed by support from Scott’s parents. They decided to continue and set about finding a new vocalist. Ex-Geordie singer Brian Johnson was auditioned and selected to replace Bon Scott. Later that year, the band released the new album, Back in Black, which was made as a tribute to Bon Scott.
AC/DC ranked fourth on VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” and named the seventh “Greatest Heavy Metal Band of All Time” by MTV. In 2004, AC/DC ranked No. 72 on the Rolling Stone list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. Producer Rick Rubin referred to AC/DC as “the greatest rock and roll band of all time”. In 2010, AC/DC was ranked number 23 in the VH1 list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”.